Page 1

September October November

LIFESTYLE • PERSONALITIES • REAL ESTATE

KIP FORBES

An Exclusive Interview Celebrating 100 Years of the Famous Magazine

GABRIELA HEARST The Uruguay-born Designer Conquers the Fashion World

’17

POWERED BY ENGEL & VÖLKERS

KIWI DELUXE

An Unforgettable Road Trip in New Zealand – the Country that Won the America’s Cup

DUKE OF ARGYLL

The Lord of the Castle at Home in the Scottish Highlands

SPAIN EUR 6.80

Happy Heritage THAT FASCINATING MIX – FAMOUS NAMES WITH POWERFUL VISIONS


S a ra h C ou ntess of Fa ber- C a stell in Cristina Duxa C outure


AR MADA Paraib a tou rma l i n es, tu rqu oi ses a n d ca meo

M U N I C H , N EU TU R M ST RASS E 2 +49 89 29 1 62 1 52

W W W.J IRG E N S.CO M IN STAG RAM & FAC E B O O K @J UWE L EN S C H M IE D E


PLI SIDE TABLE | VICTORIA WILMOTTE


TUBE LIGHT, BIBENDUM ARMCHAIR, ADJUSTABLE TABLE E 1027 | EILEEN GRAY

Authorised by The World Licence Holder Aram Designs Ltd

classicon.com


www.thonet.de


WELCOME

Dear Reader, round the world, affluent people are becoming more numerous. In the last ten years alone, the number of “ultra high-net-worth individuals” has increased by roughly 60 percent. At the same time, this clientele could not be more heterogeneous. Whether they are part of the old European aristocracy, illustrious Hollywood celebrities, Silicone Valley-based entrepreneurs or Chinese investors, in times of declining interest rates, they are all looking for a piece of luxury real estate as a safe capital investment and a place to retreat to. Since 2007, we have been offering this special group of clients a discreet service in the form of our Engel & Völkers Private Office line of business. Customer service in the top segment has its own set of rules. These clients rarely visit their local Engel & Völkers shop in person to sell a piece of real estate or to find a new property. Particularly discerning customers want personalized client services provided by an international market expert who speaks their language, understands their lifestyle and concerns, and who operates as discreetly as possible. As part of this, they expect services that perfectly match their needs. Our Private Office advisors act as global brokers for exclusive apartments in cities like London and New York, unique chalets in skiing destinations like Gstaad and Aspen and first-class summerhouses in Mallorca, on the Côte d’Azur or in Palm Beach, Florida. Supply is scarce, especially in such hotspots, and so prices are high. It has always been my goal to satisfy our clients’ wishes and to provide them with dream properties via our global network and extensive range of services. With currently over 700 locations in more than 30 countries and 9,000 members of staff, we offer a maximum of know-how, as well as in-depth knowledge of the local markets in the most sought-after regions of the world. As always, you will find the most attractive properties from around the globe in this edition of GG. Sincerely

PHOTO: CHRISTIAN SCHOPPE

Christian Völkers

8

www.gg-magazine.com


M A S T ER PIECE S SLIM DESIGNED BY MARTIN STEININGER

aluminium

Showrooms: Sankt Martin · Weinleiten 1 · Linz · Hauptstraße 12 · Vienna · Schubertring 4 Hamburg · Große Bäckerstraße 3 · London · Goswell Road 104–110 · www.steininger-masterpieces.com

MAYBE NO KITCHEN AT ALL


WELCOME

Happy Heritage … Big names come with even bigger responsibilities. This issue is introducing interesting personalities with world-famous names who are infusing their heritages with fresh, new visions. Like Gabriela Hearst, our cover story heroine, who is married to Austin Hearst, the distinguished publishing family. Her elegant designs of wearable clothes have turned the born Uruguayan into a hot new name in the fashion world. Somewhat less prominently but even more dynamic, Kip Forbes has stepped out of his famous father’s shadow. Malcolm Forbes, who was known for his joie de vivre, flew 800 guests for his 70th birthday to his Moroccan palace in charter jets. Forbes magazine is celebrating its 100th birthday this fall. Kip spoke exclusively to Steffi Kammerer, providing a rare and very personal insight into his unusual life, his relationship to his four siblings and his passion for collecting art. Kiwis are more popular then ever – especially after their clear victory over the Americans in the most competitive sailing race – the America’s Cup. Eva Müller May toured the island nation for us and brought back some amazing tips for an extraordinarily beautiful road trip through New Zealand.

PHOTOS: CHRISTIAN SCHOPPE (1), WWW.GABRIELAHEARST.COM (1)

We hope you enjoy our Heritage issue!

Michaela Cordes

Inspired by Fernando Boteros’ work, Gabriela Hearst designed the “Nina” bag – originally for just 20 of her friends. Today, the waiting list for this popular it-bag is so long you have to be patient for months.

10

www.gg-magazine.com


1817-2017. 200 YEARS DURAVIT. YOUR FUTUR RE BATHROOM.

Luv. Nordic elegance. The design of Cecilie Manz‘ bathroom series Luv combines Nordic purism and timeless, emotional elegance. Soft shapes follow a stringent geometry. The result is a new unique design language with precise, clear and fine edges. For more information please visit www.duravit.com


THANK YOU CONTRIBUTORS

Close-up

RETO GUNTLI Swiss photographer Reto Guntli travels all over the world to work on books and reports for the most prestigious magazines. He has a particular interest in architecture, art, design, gardens and people. Our story about Christopher “Kip” Forbes features Guntli’s portraits that put the art aficionado center stage (starting on page 38).

Passionate

CHRISTOPHER STURMAN Christopher Sturman’s father – a policeman whose duties included photographing crime scenes – got the youngster interested in photography and also bought him his first camera. These days, the New York resident’s photos adorn magazines like Vogue and Harper’s Bazaar – and the cover of this edition of GG.

Versatile

Roving

IRINA VON GAGERN Her home is a Bavarian castle, but Irina von Gagern works all over the world. She has interviewed Gulf War veterans, Hollywood greats and reported from Abu Dhabi. For this edition of GG, she traveled to the Scottish Highlands. In stunning Inveraray Castle on Loch Fyne, she talked to the Duke of Argyll, who lives there with his wife and three children (page 54).

SINJA SCHWARZ Sinja Schwarz studied communication design with a focus on photography. For GG, the native of northern Germany traveled to the Scottish Highlands with the production team and was responsible for the styling of the photo shoot at the Duke of Argyll’s residence. The job combined all the things she loves: art, design and nature.

RALPH P. VIERECK Ralph Viereck is a managing partner at Engel & Völkers Resorts, as well as an E&V license partner. He says: “Our resorts combine the idea of owning a (second) home in the world’s most beautiful places with the concept of an all-around, worry-free package – like in Costa Navarino.” (page 74).

12

Aesthete

PHILIPPE HERBERT When Philippe Herbert was a child, he kept passing Olsene Castle on his way to his grandparents’ and so developed an interest in real estate. The Belgian, who is fond of field hockey and wine tasting, has been an Engel & Völkers license partner for the last six years and looks after three areas in East Flanders. www.gg-magazine.com

PHOTOS: SINJA SCHWARZ (1)

Resort expert


Calla

www.schaffrath1923.com

DER DIAMANTRING.


WELCOME INSIDE

48

AT HOME Art expert Kip Forbes in front of Balleroy castle in Normandy that he restored over a 20year period and which he and his siblings own.

38

PLAYGROUND TRAVEL

20 Five-star stays in New Zealand: ex-

clusive lodges amid stunning scenery

ART & DESIGN AT HOME Fashion designer Gabriela Hearst lives in Manhattan with her twin girls (photo), husband Austin and two-year-old son.

26 Playful: personal hygiene becomes art, fried-egg lamps decorate the wall

INTERVIEW

28 Edward Tadros is the third-generation head of the Ercol furniture company

WOMAN

30 A sumptuous fabric for fall: SHE

dresses up in velvet from head to toe

32

MAN

HE is ready for his next workout

LOOK

34 Botanical trend: artists and designers take inspiration from the plant world

34

LOOK Rosa de Jong creates “Micro Matter” worlds out of moss, cardboard and wood.

20

AT HOME KIP FORBES

38 Art historian Kip Forbes on his legendary father, avoiding inheritance conflicts, collecting things and letting go

GABRIELA HEARST DUKE OF ARGYLL

48 Mother, fashion designer, rancher’s

daughter – Gabriela Hearst also married into a very prominent family

54 The Duke of Argyll is the head of one

of Scotland’s oldest clans. As a boy, he was page of honor to the Queen

www.gg-magazine.com

PHOTOS: CHRISTOPHER STURMAN/TRUNK ARCHIVE (1), RETO GUNTLI (1)

MAN Transparent foosball: “Cristallino” table from the Calciobalilla collection (Teckell).

TRAVEL The Lodge at Kauri Cliffs on New Zealand’s North Island boasts a panoramic view of the Pacific.

32 On your mark, get set, sculpt those abs!


Product design: schmitz Visuelle Kommunikation

Colour combinations pictured 01 Pure white glossy 02 Light grey soft touch / Pure white glossy 03 Grey soft touch / Anthracite

01

Gira E3

Harmonious shapes, pastel colours.

03

Awards: Iconic Awards 2016, Winner, Product Building Technologies category. More information available at: www.gira.com/e3 02

hgschmitz.de

The new Gira E3 switch range combines rounded design contours with satin-finish and glossy surfaces in nine pastel shades. A wide variety of designs can be created by combining support frames and inserts in anthracite or pure white glossy with the colourful cover frames. Gira E3 is the perfect choice for harmoniously coordinated interior design concepts. More than 300 functions from the Gira System 55 offer maximum convenience, security and effi ciency for all the demands of modern building technology.


WELCOME INSIDE

32

INTERVIEW “Stacking Chair” is a re-edition of the 1950s classic from the Ercol furniture company.

FOR SALE Belgium is full of castles. Olsene, a particular gem, is a 19th century moated castle built in the Neo-Renaissance style.

FOR SALE

68

A D SEC T I O N

NEW HOME

68 Impressive Olsene Castle is situated between Ghent and Kortrijk

180

OFFICES Bolon: transformed from a rug maker into a designer brand.

26

NEW HOME

74 The Navarino Residences are

stunning villas by the sea in Greece

RESIDENTIAL & COMMERCIAL

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

CLOSE UP OFFICES

180 The granddaughters of the company founder give Bolon a new image

ART & DESIGN Every “Kokeshi Doll” is unique. By Becky Kemp (Sketch.inc).

BOOKS

190 Gems and curiosities for your coffee

tables and nightstands – plus a piece of literary furniture

194 Welcome to the Expo! A new railway

station in the Kazakh capital, Astana

ALWAYS EDITORIAL EDITOR’S LETTER ADDRESSES

54

8 A foreword to the new issue 10 Happy Heritage 192 Where we got it all: names, addresses and manufacturers

STAFF AT HOME The 13th Duke of Argyll in ceremonial attire. A crowned lion sits on the top of his scepter.

193 Masthead

www.gg-magazine.com

PHOTOS: BOLON (1), MARK SEELEN (1), EXELMAN GRAPHICS (1)

PERSONAL


Book courses now! Private lessons by arrangement: 120 € / 45 Min. Beginners and advanced players: € 498 incl. loaned horse Course appointments on request www.engelvoelkers.com/poloschool

Frankfurt

Hamburg Munich

Majorca

Discover the fascination polo – now in Hamburg, Frankfurt, Munich, Majorca und Argentina! Polo – a captivating mix of speed, technical agility and team spirit. Now you can get in the saddle and experience the appeal of this dynamic sport for yourself. Become a polo player of tournament-level ability in just five courses. Polo champion Christopher Kirsch and superbly trained Argentinean polo training horses will help you in this quest. Basic riding or polo skills are not mandatory. Engel & Völkers + Land Rover Polo School · Alsterufer 16 · 20354 Hamburg Phone +49-(0)40 - 60 77 19 317 · PoloSchool@engelvoelkers.com · www.engelvoelkers.com /poloschool Argentina

Visit us online!


CAP carpets & plaids


PHOTO: EVA MÜLLER-MAY

PLAYGROUND

TRAVEL ART & DESIGN INTERVIEW WOMAN MAN LOOK

Spectacular site: Cape Kidnappers on New Zealand’s North island boasts a world-class golf course and thousands of sheep.


PLAYGROUND

The Wharekauhau Lodge is a five-star natural idyll with a splendid view of the Pacific. Its name means “place of knowledge” in Maori.

20

PHOTO: EVA MÜLLER-MAY

TRAVEL


Destination NZ Some trips are like winning the lottery: how about going to New Zealand and spending almost every night in a different exclusive lodge? To our writer, it was a no-brainer. She spent eleven incredible days in the “land of the long white cloud,” as the Maori call the island nation: marveling at the breathtaking natural scenery, sampling the world’s best TEXT: Eva Müller-May coffees and meeting relaxed people in Victorian villas.


PLAYGROUND TRAVEL

2 1 Like ocean waves: the green hills between Napier and Wellington, seen from the plane 2 The Lodge at Kauri Cliffs boasts a golf course and fantastic sandy

1

4

3

beaches 3 Retro design in Queenstown: a room at Hulbert House, which dates back to 1888 4 A Tarquin yacht heading for the Bay Of Many Coves Resort 5 The Marlborough region, famous for its wines 6 The view across Lake Wakatipu from the loft at Eichardt’s 7 The north face of the Kauri cliffs provides ideal nesting grounds for seabirds 8 The farm at Wharekauhau has 7,000 sheep, so it’s shearing season all year round 9 + 10 The confit of locally farmed Aoraki salm6

7

8 on prepared by the chef at the Matakauri Lodge is Michelin star-worthy. The Owners Cottage offers total luxury for up to eight guests. 9

5

10


T

while I was sitting in a café in year old and almost 40-meter tall Kauri tree, a protected species in Wellington. After an assessment carried out by New Zealand. Architecturally, the building is a blend of East HampDeutsche Bank, the relatively small capital of ton chic and South Carolina grandeur with some European antiques New Zealand had been officially declared the thrown in for good measure. Its front door gives onto the golf course, city with the best quality of life – ahead of Edwhich has a 180-degree view of the ocean. inburgh, Zurich and Melbourne. Suddenly, my The Cape Kidnappers lodge is located above the rugged cliffs of perfect flat white seemed even tastier. There are Hawke’s Bay, close to the small, charming art deco town of Napier. 17 coffee roasteries in Wellington alone. This The lodge boasts high ceilings and a lot of wood and brickwork. Iron is because New Zealanders – like Italians back tractor seats hang on the walls like paintings. After a long day, why in Europe – are crazy about great coffee. Welnot relax in the drawing room, in the library or in the round lounge lington’s restaurants are amazing, as well, and like almost anywhere with its fluffy sheepskins scattered in front of the fireplace. Only the in the country, serve local, seasonal fare: freshly caught fish, tender “loggia” – one of three dining rooms – is rather reminiscent of an ellamb and Angus or Galloway beef. One of the capital’s nicknames egant orangery in a small chateau in northern France. is “Wellywood” – a nod to Hollywood. Indeed, New Zealand’s movThe second part of my journey started in the car. Phil, the driver, ie industry is booming: The Hobbit, picked me up from the hotel and took The Lord of the Rings and Avatar were me up the steep and winding roads to all produced here. Wellington is also a 2,000-hectare farm in Palliser Bay. KERIKERI known as the “Windy City,” as there is “This is where William, Kate and WHANGAREI a strong, continuous breeze from the George relaxed after their long flight south that clears your head and sharpin 2014 and before starting their offiAUCKLAND cial visit to New Zealand,” said Phil. ens your thinking. TAURANGA HAMILTON The Wharekauhau Country Estate is I had arrived in the city by propeller GISBORNE plane, halfway through a unique trip said to be among the top 20 resorts ROTORUA NEW that consisted of visiting nine luxury worldwide. Nestled into a mountain TAUPO PLYMOUTH NAPIER lodges in eleven days – starting at the range and with its many turrets, it tip of North Island and going all the looks like a Tudor castle. Tom Cruise, PALMERSTON NORTH way down to Queenstown on South Isthe Rolling Stones and Bill Gates are CAPITI COAST land. My first insight: there are hardly among its past guests. Naturally, no WELLINGTON NELSON any traffic jams in New Zealand. While one at the lodge talked about the illusBLENHEIM the distances are by no means short – trious visitors it had had. My cottage New Zealand has an area of 270,000 gave me an inkling of how they must HOKITIKA square kilometers, more than the U.K. have felt, though: the fireplace was CHRISTCHURCH – tackling shorter distances by car, roaring, the four-poster bed looked inand longer ones by “hopping across” viting. In the setting sun, the view of the Pacific from the patio and across on a small propeller plane, is an enTIMARU tirely relaxed affair. In general, the Kithe garden was absolutely stunning. QUEENSTOWN Wrapped in a woolen blanket, I stayed wis, as New Zealanders refer to themFlight routes selves, are totally laid back. No one I up for a long time. The next morning, Heliports DUNEDIN saw was in a hurry; there were friendthere was corned beef, potatoes and baINVERCARGILL Nearby places ly smiles all around. Even at airports con for breakfast. We then set off in a 10 spots visited people kept sitting down next to me to jeep across the seemingly endless estate and I experienced sheep shearing ask me how I was. Subsequent invitaTwo islands, nine lodges, eleven days: our writer traveled tions to their homes were no rarity – for the first time. With its more than across New Zealand from Queenstown to Kerikeri. Each stop-off point was more stunning than the next. out of sheer hospitality or in order to 7,000 sheep, the farm’s shearing seashow me various things: a collection of son is never over. pieces of jade, Maori works of art, old photographs or a recipe handed fter this, I left North Island, making the short hop down to down from their grandmother. This tendency to strike up a converBlenheim and the Marlborough Lodge by propellor plane. This sation may be rooted in New Zealand being an island nation and the elegant, wooden Victorian house with spacious verandas is set fact that it is home to only roughly 4.5 million inhabitants (who are in a roughly seven-hectare estate in the middle of New Zealand’s most outnumbered by 36 million sheep). For me as a Parisian who is used famous wine growing region. The vegetation seems less primal than on North Island, more manicured: rose beds, colorful deciduous trees, to anonymity, crowds and a hectic pace, this was a novel, very pleasyellowish-red vines. The view made me realize – if I hadn’t before – ant approach to life. had spent the first five days of my trip at two idyllic golfing spots that in New Zealand May isn’t the spring, it’s fall. on North Island: at The Lodge at Kauri Cliffs in subtropical MatauThe Marlborough Tour Company that owns the lodge of the same ri Bay, in the extreme north of the island, and at Cape Kidnapname also took me on a motorboat trip aboard a 20-meter Tarquin pers in Hawke’s Bay, on the temperate east coast. The landscape here yacht. Captain Matt sailed me across the Queen Charlotte Sound to the remote Bay of Many Coves Resort for afternoon tea. The resort is only is reminiscent of Provence, but also of Tuscany, the Ardèche, Schleswig-Holstein in Germany, the Caribbean and Scotland’s high plateaus. accessible by helicopter, seaplane or boat. Its eleven wooden cottages, Flat in some places, hilly in others, it also features shallow river valleys, which seem to hover alongside the naturally overgrown slope, offer topicturesque canyons, fine-grained sandy beaches and craggy cliffs. tal seclusion from the outside world – ideal for stressed-out urbanites. Add to that, vast grassy plains, Nikau palm trees, silver ferns and gorse There was soothing birdsong thanks to bellbirds and tui. “Dolphins shrubs. Unlike its southern neighbor, North Island has no deciduous regularly visit the bay,” said Matt. On the way back, we approached Continued on page 192 trees. The Kauri Cliffs Lodge owes its name to a mighty, roughly 900-

PHOTOS: EVA MÜLLER-MAY (6), © 2015 – KAURI CLIFFS, MATAURI BAY, NORTHLAND, NEW ZEALAND (1); ILLUSTRATION: MONG TING ZHU – JANINE WEITENAUER – CREATIVE MINDS

he news broke

A

I

www.gg-magazine.com

23


FLAT

DURABLE

SUSTAINABLE

BEAUTIFUL


RUGX WWW.OBJECT-CARPET.COM/RUGXSTYLE


PLAYGROUND ART & DESIGN

SUNNY SIDE UP! LED works of art that light up every room: wall-mounted signs with motifs ranging from fried eggs to lipsticks. By Name Glo.

HEY DOLLY! Kokeshi are traditional Japanese toys. Decorate these beechwood figurines with your own imaginative designs. Via Sketch.inc.

Cerebral Toys

HABITAT The Italian furniture company Gufram has a reputation for radical designs. Its surreal “Planet Gufram” art installation at the Salone del Mobile in Milan demonstrates why. Sensational!

CLEAN ART The Luminous design group turns any kind of packaging into works of art, like this delightful range of sponges that makes personal hygiene child’s play.

26

DYNAMIC DUO “Armour mon Amour” – the exhibition by designers Färg & Blanche at Milan’s Teatro Arsenale explores the correlation between hard and soft, with the aid of furniture, sculptures and objets d’art made of felt, metal and leather.

www.gg-magazine.com

TEXT: SUSANNE KALOFF; PHOTOS: © LUMINOUS DESIGN GROUP/WWW.LUMINOUS.GR (3), WWW.GUFRAM.IT (1)

A fried egg on the wall, a cactus in Milan and personal hygiene items transformed into works of art.


F O T O G R A F I E : S Y LV A N M Ü L L E R

EINZIG IN SEINER ART


PLAYGROUND INTERVIEW

A Vintage Look for Today

1

2 1 A classic mid-century design from 1956: the “Room Divider” rejoined the Ercol collection a number of years ago 2 Edward Tadros (on the left) runs the furniture factory in the third generation. He is assisted by his son Henry, who is head of international sales 3 The “Love Seat” – designed in 1960 – also comes in a distinctive-looking graded color finish 4 Like many other Ercol products, the “Love Seat” is spray-painted by hand 5 Lucian Ercolani designed the “Bar Stool” in the 1950s 6 “Nest Small” by Paola Navone (2015) 7 The Ercolani brothers in 1908: Mimo, William, Lucian and Victor (left to right) 8 That 1960s look: “Plank Table” and “Butterfly Chair” 9 “Stacking Chair” designed by Lucian Ercolani in 1957.

Founded in 1920, Lucian Ercolani’s furniture company has been operating under the name Ercol since 1958 and is today managed by his grandson, Edward Tadros. Graceful wooden furniture is the British company’s hallmark. Mr. Tadros, you run the family business your grandfather founded nearly a century ago. What does the company

My grandfather was very “Italian.” Lucian had his mind set on founding a furniture dynasty. I am very proud of the fact that the company is doing so well and will celebrate its 100th anniversary soon. My son has been assisting me as our head of international sales for six years now. I also have three grandchildren, so there is already a fifth generation, but they are all still babies. I am determined to keep the company a privately owned family business; one that will continue to grow and continue to manufacture great, fit-for-purpose furniture. mean to you?

Is it difficult to run a company with such a strong legacy, or does that spur you on? Our legacy is very

inspiring, but also very demanding. It is a precious thing, which we are incredibly fortunate to have. It gives us the unique opportunity to further refine our designs, which have been around for many decades, so that our furniture is relevant today, and will continue to be relevant in the future.

3

Some Ercol pieces are quite traditional, others a bit more modern. What do they all have in com-

They are all connected by our company’s DNA. Sometimes our legacy is reflected in the more traditional items, but more and more often it also manifests itself in our modern pieces. We took a conscious decision to become more contemporary, because we want our furniture to be relevant to today’s consumers. All our pieces are largely handmade – especially when it comes to bending and gluing the wood – and their manufacture involves many stages of production. mon?

4

Over the last few years you have started working with deAzumi. How do you choose your collaborators? It is great fun to work with excellent furniture designers, and choosing who to collaborate with is quite a personal thing. They are designers I trust and have known for many years. They also create pieces of furniture that respect our legacy, while at the same time enhancing the Ercol range with new ideas.

7

6 8

Who had the biggest influence on you and your work?

Probably my uncle Lucian, my grandfather’s eldest son. We were very close. Like his father, my uncle was a brilliant production engineer with an incredible talent for efficient and innovative furniture making. The “old man,” as my grandfather was lovingly known, was a great designer. My uncle Lucian was less of a designer, but he promoted and fostered the appreciation of great design in our company.

28

9

www.gg-magazine.com

INTERVIEW: UTA ABENDROTH; PHOTOS: © 2017 ERCOL FURNITURE

signers like Matthew Hilton, Paola Navone and Tomoko

5


The Ospa way:

Turning water into wellness Cutting-edge swimming pool technology that provides fully automatically perfect water without chlorine odor • Skin- and eye-friendly • Energy-efficient and cost-effective • Comfortable and safe • Portable via tablet and smart phone Experience the wellness world of Ospa at www.ospa.info


PLAYGROUND WOMAN

8

Variations in Velvet

No longer experimental or underground, velvet is unmistakable and wonderfully versatile. 1 9

1 SMOOTH An elegant, luminous homage to art deco. “Velvet Oval” modern pendant lamp by Viso, approximately € 1,200.

10

3

11

4

4 PRECIOUS Woody, with hints of desert sands and frankincense. “Velvet Desert Oud” by Dolce & Gabbana, approximately € 270.

11 REGAL Designer Alessandro Michele adorns classic baseball caps with velvet and gold. By Gucci, approximately € 510.

12

5

5 SOFTIE Get glamorous: this eyelash curler is soft and velvety to the touch. By Eyeko, approximately € 15.

30

10 COOL There’s no need to think about snow tires yet. Instead, why not invest in this non-slip beauty studded with forest-green gems? Dolce & Gabbana, approx. € 675.

6 13

7

12 FEEL ME This soft, gray velvet smartphone cover wards off cold hands. From Joy Unwrap, approximately € 15. 13 GLACIAL The cotton velvet “Nuka” chair was inspired by the beautiful Alaskan glacier of the same name. From Dering Hall, approximately € 2,700.

www.gg-magazine.com

TEXT: SUSANNE KALOFF; PHOTOS: GORUNWAY.COM (1), STARDUST.COM™ MODERN DESIGN 2017 (1), © 2017NET-A-PORTER (2), © 2017, BERGDORF GOODMAN / WWW.BERGDORFGOODMAN.COM (1), WWW.RAY-BAN.COM (1), © BHLDN LLC 2017 (1), © 2016 GUCCIO GUCCI S.P.A. (1), © 2017 DERING HALL, INC. (1)

9 WELCOME Celebrate in style with these 30-page velvet guest books. By BHLDN, approximately € 50.

3 SWEET! Spectacular and sugar-free! “Paisley Chandelier Candy” earrings. By Tamara Comolli, approximately € 6,700.

7 EYES This velvet wristlet frees up one hand for your glass of champagne. By

8 IN FOCUS Frames as soft as velvet, combined with pilot lenses. Erika Velvet by Ray-Ban, approximately € 139.

2

2 GOLD This one is sure to win you a medal: casual velvet drawstring dress by Lacoste, price on request.

6 CHEERS! The color of a light rosé: Clarita leather ankle tie sandals by Alexandre Birman, approximately € 650.

Anya Hindmarch, approx. € 400.


AUSSTELLUNG 22. – 26. 10. 2013 HOTEL PLAZA ATHÉNÉE, NEW YORK, TEL. +1-212-7 34 91 00

TEFAF MAASTRICHT, MARCH 10TH - 19TH 2017 MUNICH +49 89 2 42 26 00 HEMMERLE.COM


PLAYGROUND

8

MAN

Indulge your inner athlete!

You’re only as good as your next match – this gear will give you a stylish head start.

9

1

8 COOL COMBO Skate to your favorite tunes: the “Globe Speaker Boards” feature integrated Bluetooth speakers. By Globe, approximately € 250.

2

2 LIKE A PRO! Hats off to this prêt-à-porter jogging-look outfit. By Ermenegildo Zegna, price on request.

9 PLAY The “Hattrick” leather armchair is not ideal for bicycle kicks, but great for relaxing. By Paolo Lillus, price on request.

10

3 SAFETY FIRST Keeping a cool head at any speed is easy with the “Tracer” helmet. By Nutcase, approximately € 100.

11

4 CLEVER This LED-studded jump rope communicates with your smartphone. “Smart Rope” by Tangram, approximately € 85. 5 2-IN-1 A water bottle with a robust foam case that doubles as a foam roller. By Dovetail, price on request.

12 3

11 SOFT TOUCH For a high-quality workout: “Robusto Leather Weights 1000 G.” By Hock, approximately 230.

4

32

12 BREATHE The “Climacool” backpack made of breathable materials is a great sparring partner, gym and cool-down buddy. By Adidas, from approximately € 80.

6

5

6 ARM CANDY This tracking device records your workout, diet and sleeping patterns. “UP2” by Jawbone, approx. € 54. 7 POWER BAR A no-nonsense protein bar full of nothing but good stuff. RXBAR, approximately € 3.

10 OM Asana by asana, the Yoga Man(ual) is easy to follow and guaranteed incense-free. By Dovetail, approximately € 188.

13

7

13 RUN! A stylish, hightech “Run Personal” treadmill designed by Antonio Citterio and Toan Nguyen. By Technogym, approximately € 12,750.

www.gg-magazine.com

TEXT: SUSANNE KALOFF; PHOTOS: GORUNWAY.COM (1), © 2016 TANGRAM / WWW.TANGRAMFACTORY.COM (1), © 2017 JAWBONE / WWW.JAWBONE.COM (1), WWW.TECHNOGYM.COM (1)

1 KICK IT Transparency rules: acrylic plastic foosball table. Calciobalilla Collection by Teckell, price on request.


stockinger.com

PROTECTING WHAT YOU LOVE.

CHIMERA PLATINUM SERIES 126,5 x 66,5 x 55,5 cm (HxWxD) 49.8 x 26.2 x 21.9 inches (HxWxD) VDS III - V | EN 1143-1 ca. 580 kg | 1,279 LBS (VDS III)

Uncompromising security, impeccable quality in every detail, fully bespoke exterior and interior design, perfect craftsmanship “Made in Germany”, with up to 70 precision watch winders. Stockinger safes, as secure as a bank, yet far more beautiful.


PLAYGROUND LOOK

1

2 3 8

4

P L A N T L OV E

Not Only For Green Lovers

9

10

Greenery is the 2017 pantone color of the year and artists and designers are turning to nature for inspiration once again.

PL ANT LOVE

6

7

MICHAEL ALL ABY

The Scandalous Truth About the Sex Life of Plants MICHAEL ALL ABY

11

26/05/2016 23:21

1 MIRROR, MIRROR … Venezuelan designer Anabella Vivas etches the shapes of leaves and grasses and other natural motifs into the copper mirrors that form her “Botany” range, price on request 2 TINY IDYLL Rosa de Jong creates her “Micro Matter” worlds in test tubes using artificial moss, cardboard and wood, from roughly € 370 3 GONE WITH THE WIND Duy Anh Nhan Duc produces works of art from plants and seeds. The artist created “Dandelion” images for a magazine in collaboration with photographer Isabelle Chapuis 4 VISIONARY As yet, “Löv” is only a prototype

34

created by student Jean Huang, but it may soon provide a good way to grow vegetables in your own home 5 INSIGHTFUL Michael Allaby’s book Plant Love is full of interesting details on the sex lives of plants. Filbert Press, approximately € 17 6 APPETIZING The décor of this plate, part of the 16-piece “Laguna” dinnerware set, was inspired by the subaquatic plants around Venice, Italy. PuntaPortego, approximately € 560 for the entire set 7 ART DÉCO LOOK “So Avantgardening!” designs turn decorative fabrics into wild works of art. Christian Fischbacher, price on request

8 MULTIFUNCTIONAL “Etta” by Italian design duo Dossofiorito provides both seating and a trellis for indoor plants. Zilio A&C, price on request. 9 BEAUTIFUL! Patrik Muff makes jewelry for individualists – like these citrine earrings from the “Botanic” collection, p.o.r. 10 CLEVER The Pacaya air plant draws moisture from the air and even blossoms. It does, however, have to spend winters indoors. Evrgreen, from approximately € 30 11 FRAGILE The “Algae” vase is made of borosilicate glass and features a seaweed-shaped lid. PuntaPortego, € 480.

www.gg-magazine.com

TEXT: UTA ABENDROTH; PHOTOS: ISABELLE CHAPUIS & DUY ANH NHAN DUC (1)

5


Photo: Tom Vack

Dew Drops Floor Extraordinary lighting for extraordinary living.

Showrooms in MĂźnchen & New York Ingo Maurer GmbH Kaiserstrasse 47 80801 MĂźnchen Tel. +49 89 381 6060 info@ingo-maurer.com Showroom Tel. +49 89 381 606-91 space@ingo-maurer.com Making Light Ingo Maurer LLC 89 Grand Street Corner of Greene New York NY 10013 Tel. 212 965 8817 making-light @ ingomaurer-usa.com

www.ingo-maurer.com shop.ingo-maurer.com


PHOTO: DAVID LEFRANC/GETTY IMAGES

AT HOME

KIP FORBES GABRIELA HEARST DUKE OF ARGYLL

Christopher “Kip” Forbes inherited his love of collecting from his father Malcolm. His passion: Napoleon III, here an oil portrait.


The Forbes Legacy At times, Malcolm Forbes owned more FabergÊ eggs than the Kremlin. He celebrated his 70th birthday with the who’s who of politics and show biz at his palace in Morocco, and he made Forbes a worldfamous business magazine. Kip Forbes and his four siblings have continued their famous father’s legacy and are still busy divvying up their inheritance. A visit to Far Hills, New Jersey, where the Forbes family has resided for TEXT: Steffi Kammerer nearly 70 years.

38


PHOTO: CHESNOT/GETTY IMAGES

Christopher Forbes, photographed in Paris a few days before he sold his unique Napoleon III collection at auction.


A collector’s pride and joy: Victorian England and French emperor Napoleon III have accompanied Kip Forbes throughout his life.

H PHOTOS: DAVID LEFRANC/GETTY IMAGES (3)

“The happy medium,” says Christopher Forbes, whom everyone calls “Kip.” He is sophisticated, polite, charming – and seems unusually content and relaxed for someone this wealthy. Kip picks me up from the railway station in a small car; later, he makes tea in the kitchen, looking around for cookies. He is an art historian, an expert in English 19th century paintings. His main job is that of vice chairman of the Forbes media group and he is always on the road. In between trips to Paris and Jakarta, he returns to the place he has lived all his life: the 70-acre Timberfield estate in Far Hills, New Jersey. e is the third of five children.

Seven houses form part of an estate that is so vast you have to take a car to get from one house to the other. Malcolm Forbes passed away in the largest of its buildings in 1990 while taking an afternoon nap after returning from a trip to London. Kip’s father – never one for half measures – had chosen the rural environs of Timberfield as his sanctuary. Here, he would mow the lawn on weekends after flying across Egypt in his own, sphinx-shaped hot-air balloon. A father like this can drive his children to despair. However, just like Kip Forbes, his three brothers – Steve, Robert and Tim – and his sister Moira are grounded, industrious individuals. Steve ran for U.S. president twice, but never made it past the primaries. Kip, on the other hand, has a title that one cannot make a bid for: he is an officer of the French Legion of Honor. This is how the French government thanked him for his long-standing support for the Louvre museum. As a member of the board of the Ellis Island Foundation, Kip also helps to preserve the Statue of Liberty, and has been supporting the reconstruction of the Berlin City Palace. He once sat on the boards of half a dozen prestigious muse-

ums, but has slowly been scaling back his involvement. These days, “letting go” is the new family motto. In fact, they’ve been downsizing for years. As a result, the famous Forbes magazine, which is celebrating its 100th birthday this fall, was able to survive the recent crises. The family has sold the 172,000-acre ranch in Colorado, the Moroccan palace where Malcolm Forbes hosted the party of the century, the “Highlander” yacht, the huge, old residence in London, 75,000 toy soldiers and a private island in the Pacific. Added to that, the family’s unique collection of Fabergé eggs, which sold for 100 million dollars. Kip’s Victorian paintings also had to go, and their sale raised 27 million dollars. At the time, he told a newspaper that he would not be attending the auction because it was all too sad. Nowadays he is good at letting go. Last spring, he parted with his personal treasure, his Napoleon III collection: 2,000 works of art, manuscripts and photographs. Kip started collecting objects connected to Napoleon III when he was a teenager, after his father had given him a portrait of the former French emperor as a present. The family is, however, planning to hold on to

41


42

PHOTO: JOHN KOCH


Captured for posterity: an oil painting of the Forbes family at their Timberfield estate in Far Hills, New Jersey (1956).


“It was never boring when my father was around. He was a dominating presence.” KIP FORBES

44


1 Mrs. Murdoch, Malcolm Forbes, Elizabeth Taylor and Rupert Murdoch in 1987 at the 70th anniversary of Forbes magazine 2 Malcolm Forbes as he loved to see himself: on his Harley on his yacht with Wall Street in the background 3 The young Forbes brothers in sailor outfits: Steve, Tim, Kip and Robert

1

2

PHOTOS: FRANCIS APESTEGUY/GETTY IMAGES (1), TIME & LIFE PICTURES/GETTY IMAGES (1), MICHAEL I. PRICE/GETTY IMAGES (1), JOHN KOCH (1), BETTMANN/ GETTY IMAGES (1), LISL DENNIS/ARCHITECTURAL DIGEST © CONDÉ NAST (1)

4

3 7 5

4 Publisher Malcolm Forbes (seated) with his sons, left to right: Timothy, Malcolm Jr. (Steve), Robert and Christopher (Kip) 5 A family portrait from 1966 6 The boys use sofa cushions to build tunnels 7 President Eisenhower receives Malcolm Forbes and his family. 6


“The happiest legacy is that we all get along.� KIP FORBES

Kip Forbes spent a lifetime collecting beautiful works of art, but today he is able to part with them with no regrets.


the chateau, magnificent 17th century Balleroy Castle in Normandy, which was the inspiration for the palace of Versailles. It had been falling into disrepair for many years when Malcolm Forbes bought it in 1970. Kip refurbished the building over the course of two decades and now stays there roughly five times a year. The rest of the time, he lives in Timberfield with his wife of 43 years, Astrid, who is a scion of the German aristocratic family Heyl zu Herrnsheim. Their daughter, son-in-law and three grandchildren live in the neighboring house. In 1989 your father dedicated his book More Than I Dreamed to you. He wrote: “To son Christopher, whose friendship, love, genius and wit have been instrumental in making this life more than I dreamed.”

My father had a special relationship with each of us children. Because each of us inherited a little bit of him. More Than I Dreamed was about a lifetime of collecting. That’s why that book was dedicated to me – because of the shared passion. I was very touched. I had no idea – one day he gave me the proof of the page and I, of course, burst into tears. Please tell us about your special relationship.

What was it like to have Malcolm Forbes as

for the epiphany I had that it was time to start getting rid of things so that she wouldn’t have to send it all to the dumpster or auction. At some point we will have a tag sale here at Timberfield. Did you find it difficult to part with some of those things? In the first sales after my father died, it was difficult. Now it is almost cathartic, one almost cannot wait to get rid of things. It sort of feeds on itself. At first I was sentimental: this belonged to this person and this to this person, but now I just think weg, weg, weg (GG: that’s German for “out, out, out”). You had some serious festivities at this house. The 70th birthday of the magazine was at Timberfield and yes, that was heavy duty. There were 40 or 50 helicopters parked in the big field. For the magazine’s 75th birthday we went to Rockefeller Center and Radio City Music Hall and former President Reagan was there with President Gorbachev. This year will be the big one: the 100th anniversary of Forbes. How will you celebrate?

There will be a special issue of the magazine and stuff on the web. And then I assume in September there will be a special event. When you think about your childhood, what

When we were younger he was images come to mind? Playing monopoly the disciplinarian. My mother only had to and the occasional earthquake if anybody say: wait till your father gets home, and we was not happy with where the game was going. The most bonding experience was would start to behave again. In those days you were still allowed to get a spanking. driving across the country to Wyoming in But it was not like he was taking a belt and a station wagon. My parents, five children, my sister’s nanny and two dogs. In those whipping us, it was more the psychological buildup. And then, as we got older, and had days you didn’t have car seats for children, dinner with our parents and got more and so we were all crawling all over the place. I was in the back making sandwiches for more involved with them, one got to know him as a fun and interesting person who everyone. We used to drive out in the bewas happy to engage each of us in our parginning of the summer and came back in the middle of August. ticular interests. So he was actively involved? He often went How close are you and your siblings toon longer work trips but otherwise he was day? We all are still happily close. We have family meetings once a month, either by around. When we were younger we always had to go to church on Sunday and that was telephone or in person. We don’t always quite a production. My father, proud of his agree, but we make a decision when it’s about the business. Any dissention within Scottish heritage, made us wear kilts. And the family never impinges on the business. we had to learn to play the bagpipes. Twice This is very important. a year we could get our mother to conspire with us and say the kilts were at the dryIt sounds easy, but so many families fail at cleaner, but other then that, it was all your that, especially when there is substantial All of the Forbes children own Balleroy friends snickering about you wearing a money involved. You must be doing somecastle in Normandy, where their father liked thing right... skirt. It was certainly never boring when to land in a hot-air balloon. he was around! He was a dominating presI would say my parents did something right ence. When I was an undergrad at Princeton he allowed me to start as– the happiest legacy is that all of us do get along. It does not mean we sembling this incredible collection of English 19th century paintings. are best friends or the inlaws are all best friends. Simultaneously, he was also buying incredible documents that were of But you still talk to each other... interest to my two older brothers. He started collecting toy boats and Exactly. The sense of family is stronger than these forces that can ditoy soldiers, some contemporary art. You literally never knew what he vide you – with money usually being the first one. How did your parents do it? They were both so different: having this was going to come home with next. Some of it was stored here, some was at the offices in New York, some was on the boat, some was at quiet, sweet, understated mother and this outgoing, complex but largthe ranch in Colorado, some at the island in Fiji, some at the chateau er-than-life father gave us a good balance. We are all products of both in France. It was all over the place. There was never a lack of walls. and that’s why we all get along. Which, now, as we are continuing to downsize, I find challenging. Did they instil a sense of dynasty or legacy in you? I don’t think one Who did the inventory? Or did he know where everything was? No, really has a sense of dynasty or legacy. But checking out of places and he did not even pretend to know. My first job was to be the curator of hearing someone say: “Are you one of THE Forbes?,” that was always a nice thing. I know that some of my siblings are less comfortable with it the collection. Then, when I graduated and had to start the fine art of selling advertising, we hired a professional curator. There is still so – but you don’t get to pick your parents and in the lottery of life, I think much stuff. The books alone: there are masses in the library and in we got a pretty good deal. I remember going to the office the very first the bomb shelter, all initialled and dated by my father. Or take that tatime as a kid; getting off the elevator and seeing cut in the linoleum ble over there: you multiply that by dozens. But we are whittling our on the floor: Forbes. And I thought: wow, that is cool. Continued on page 184 way through it, slowly but surely. I know that my daughter is grateful

PHOTO: RETO GUNTLI (2)

a father?

www.gg-magazine.com

47


Layers of Creative Elegance Fashion designer Gabriela Hearst lives in Manhattan with her husband Austin and their three children. She grew up on a ranch in Uruguay, married into a distinguished U.S. dynasty and went on to conquer the fashion world with her soft, sensuous designs. TEXT: Mark C. O’Flaherty/Livinginside PHOTOS: Christopher Sturman/Trunk Archive

48


Gabriela Hearst with Mia and Olivia, her 9-year-old twins. On the wall, her favorite subject: horses, horses, horses.


“I’d say my look is masculine, but the older I get, the more feminine I become.” GABRIELA HEARST

50


Wooden furniture by Matthew Hilton, a painting by Diego Gravinese. Left: the lady of the house in the library in a Dolce & Gabbana dress.


The art deco armchairs in the living room are Hearst family heirlooms (top). Antique lamps in the kitchen and dining room (below, right).


on horseback, and equine fashion shoots, there’s a significant picture of Gabriela’s mother riding barefoot. It’s as chic as it is canmore contemporary pieces, there’s no did and free spirited. “It’s from 1971, and it’s the picture that startneed to ask, “what castle?” Gabriela ed everything for me,” says Gabriela. “So many people think it’s me Hearst is a New York-based fashion in the photo, we look so alike. I had it silk screened onto T-shirts for designer who needs little introducmy first collection.” tion. Or perhaps she does. While she’s he Hearst family gravitated to the West Village for their family married to Austin Hearst, the grandson home because, as Gabriela says, the area provides the same amof William Randolph Hearst (oft cited inbience that it advertises on the tin: “It really does have the feel spiration for Orson Welles’ Citizen Kane), of a village, and these are the most beautiful streets in New York City. she’s not just another Manhattan society woman flirting with her I like the trees. It’s like London, which I have always loved very much. own fashion label. Back in 2004 she launched her first brand, CanI also appreciate the fact that you’re close to the water.” dela, with a sunny, laid-back style complicit with her South AmeriThe tranquility of the area has changed somewhat in recent years. can ranching roots. Three years ago, she launched Gabriela Hearst, The Hearsts’ pool deck is now partially overlooked by the new Whitney a more luxe line, but still significantly far removed from the froth Museum, “and the High Line brings a lot more people down to this of Oscar de la Renta and the Upper East Side ladies who lunch part of town now too,” says Gabriela. But once the family is inside at The Mark and The Carlyle. “My work is about layering,” she says. and the doors are closed, all is calm. Apart from the view from the pool and roof decks, this could be a house in the Kent countryside. “It starts from the inside out. I do a lot of underpinning, and I work a lot with very thin knits “I wanted something that and soft textures.” Much was a little rustic,” she explains. “Without wanting to of the work comes from sound corny, a home for me Hearst’s own style, which she describes as “a uniform.” is like a temple for the famIt’s a look that has more in ily. It has to be warm, and not too precious. It’s where common with Patti Smith than Nan Kempner. we connect, love and fight.” On the day we meet, she Gabriela is big on sensual touches. Some of the vinis wearing a simple single-breasted blazer, fitted tage pieces of furniture she black pants and no make up. has sourced have been covThere are artful snags and ered in her fine suiting fabrips in her T-shirt, her hair rics, and the whole house is pulled back and there’s a smells strongly of fresh tattoo on her wrist. “I’d say mint, ginger and pepper – my look is masculine,” she while it’s mid-morning here says, “but the older I get, the in Greenwich Village, there more feminine I become. are supersized Cire Trudon You become more comfortAbd El Kader scented canable with your sexuality. The dles ablaze in each fireplace. women I dress don’t put This is a house that really does mix up classic Hearst everything on show – she “A home for me is like a temple for the family,” says Gabriela Hearst. might reveal a shoulder, or heirlooms with modern there will be a slit on the leg, She poses here with her twin daughters in their bedroom. Her husband Austin tastes. There is a Matthew made the dollhouse that matches the decor so perfectly. but not simultaneously.” Hilton wooden dining table s well as fostering a burgeoning fashion brand and winning and chair, a Lindsey Adelman chandelier above a richly ornate occathe International Woolmark Prize in Paris earlier this year, sional table (“from the castle”) and a media room in the basement with she is a hands-on full-time mother. She shares her Manhatsofas designed to sprawl and nap, covered in cushions from Anthrotan brownstone – originally an apartment building that counts James pologie and ABC. Everywhere you look, there are grand oil paintings, Baldwin as a past resident – with her husband and their twins, Mia or remarkable family photos featuring royals and presidents, and an impressive collection of Latin American contemporary art. Gabriela and Olivia (9) and son, Jack (2). She’s mastered the art of maximizing sleep with a baby: “I just take him to bed with us,” she says, “and is a keen collector, with a great eye – recent acquisitions include pieces by Argentine hyperrealist Diego Gravinese, Julio Alpuy and Ferhe feeds when he wants to. It’s funny – it reminds me that I’m just nando Botero. a mammal.” Having a baby has also informed her designs: “For autumn I’ve designed a pair of knits,” she says, “a skirt and a turtleneck. For all the difference in Austin and Gabriela’s backgrounds, they’ve They have a nice swing to them, but they suck you in and make you found some surprising familial common ground beyond a love of horses. Tucked away in the library is a medical topography from the feel skinny and tight. It’s a second skin.” 19th century. “It’s remarkable,” she says. “Austin’s great-grandfather Hearst has always been down to earth. She was brought up as part of a gaucho family in Uruguay in the 1980s. “We had no cable TV wrote it, and we were reading it one day and discovered that he visitor McDonalds, which was no bad thing,” she says. The walls of the ed and studied in Uruguay. And that was when no one from the U.S. Hearst house are covered in pictures of horses, showing members went to that part of the world.” From stallions to art to fashion and of her family, and the Hearst family, riding. “We come from very difliterary treasures, this New York City branch of the Hearst dynasty ferent backgrounds, but we have one point of juncture – our families is adding new layers of history to one of the most famous names in love horses more than humans.” As well as pictures of the Hearsts American history. hen she says she likes to mix up

furniture from “the castle” with

T

A

www.gg-magazine.com

53


The Duke of Argyll is the head of one of Scotland’s oldest families, the prolific Campbell clan. He, his wife and their three children live in magnificent Inveraray Castle on the shores of Loch Fyne in the Scottish Highlands. An entire episode of “Downton Abbey” was shot there. The duke also serves the Queen as Master of the Royal Household in Scotland. TEXT AND PRODUCTION: Irina von Gagern

PHOTOS: Mark Seelen

Torquhil Campbell, Duke of Argyll, holding the ceremonial scepter in his official role as Master of the Royal Household.

ART DIRECTION & STYLING: SINJA SCHWARZ FOR JANINE WEITENAUER – CREATIVE MINDS

YES, WE CLAN!


55


“Ceremonies are brilliant. I’m happy that I can play a small part and do my bit.” TORQUHIL CAMPBELL

56


In the duke’s study, valuable books documenting 800 years of Campbell family history are always on hand.


Clockwise, from the left: The family gathered on this valuable, antique bed only for this photo, as it is actually a museum piece. Charlotte, Archibald and Rory underneath the large stone bridge. Eleanor and Torquhil Campbell in front of their collection of 16th and 17th century weapons. Mother and daughter preparing porridge for breakfast in the family kitchen. The staircase in the private area of the house is carpeted in the Campbell family tartan; oil paintings and rubber boots go very well together there. Waiting for their guests to arrive: the duke and duchess in the State Dining Room, which is used for special occasions. Here, up to 16 people can dine on gold-rimmed plates using silverware adorned with the Argyll family crest.

“You need passion and enthusiasm and energy to run a place like this, so in a way it was good I inherited this castle at a young age.� TORQUHIL CAMPBELL


The boys like playing with bows and arrows. Normally, target practice does not include an apple on their sister’s head.


TORQUHIL CAMPBELL

60


Father and son Archibald fly fishing early in the morning. The stream flows into the enormous Loch Fyne just behind the castle.


Camping beneath the watchful eyes of their ancestors: “To my children, Inveraray Castle is a huge playground,” says Eleanor Campbell.


“I was ten years old when I was asked to be a page to her Majesty the Queen.” TORQUHIL CAMPBELL

63


“I run the estate differently from my father, and don’t expect my son to do as I did.” TORQUHIL CAMPBELL

Torquhil Campbell, the duke, has another 14 titles. The oldest of these, “Lord Lieutenant of Argyll and Bute,” can be traced back to 1402.


F

Archibald stamped on it, formally asking if I wanted to be a page to her Majes(13), the perfect summer’s day begins with a ty the Queen. It was a huge honor,” says the Duke. The Queen’s page spot of salmon fishing behind the house, or boys carry the train of her dress at the State Opening of Parliament. rather behind the castle. The Atlantic salmMost of the chosen are boys from aristocratic families that are particuon valiantly fight their way up the small river, larly close to Her Majesty. Almost 30 years later, his eldest son Archiwhose mouth lies only a short distance away. bald, the future duke, also received a letter bearing the Queen’s Royal Father and son are enjoying the early mornseal. But beforehand, the duchess confesses, there had been an unofing calm. “Fly fishing has been a passion of ficial phone call from Buckingham Palace enquiring after Archibald’s mine since I was a small child. It provides height. The Queen’s page boys are under no circumstances allowed you with that wonderful and rare opportunito be taller than her. ty to switch off completely. All that really matters is the environment Another of Torquhil Campbell’s many impressive titles is Master that you are in and what lies below the water,” Torquhil explains. of the Royal Household in Scotland, a hereditary title whose history In the castle’s cozy kitchen, his wife Eleanor (44), son Rory (11) and goes back to 1495. “In the olden days, it was a real job,” he says. “Todaughter Charlotte (8) have breakfast ready for them. They are a regday it is more of a ceremonial post, but a great honor nonetheless.” It ular, happy family with bright, bubbly children. Eleanor is a scion of is a role Torquhil relishes. Three to four times a year, the duke puts the Cadbury chocolate dynasty. She met her future husband when on his guard’s uniform: a kilt in the blue and green Campbell tartan she came to Inveraray with her friend Louise – the duke’s sister – for a and a wine-red jacket with silver, salmon-shaped buttons. He also weekend of relaxation away from life in London. The couple married proudly carries his ceremonial scepter, at the top end of which sits a in 2002. A year prior to this, Torquhil’s father had passed away, and lion enthroned. Splendidly attired in this way, he takes part in procesas the only son, Torquhil sions in the presence of the became the 13th Duke Queen or another member of the British Royal Famiof Argyll. The marriage made Eleanor a duchess, ly, or in official functions and quite a modern one at the Scottish parliament. at that. She used to work “We have our Queen and all the ceremonies are brilin PR in London and prefers wearing jeans and liant. Great Britain does sneakers. These days, she pomp and pageantry very helps her husband manwell. I am happy that I can age the castle and the be a small part of this and add a bit.” British underspacious 25,000-hectare statement at its best! estate bounded by historical walls. title the duke takes We take a tour of vast particular pride in is one that he earned Inveraray Castle. The family occupies 20 rooms rather than inherited: capin the private area alone. tain of the Scottish national elephant polo team, which A separate staircase connects the floors and there he led to victory in the are spectacular views of world championships twice Group photo of the duke’s family and the castle’s tour guides. Loch Fyne from the win– once in 2004 and once in In 2012, the stars of “Downton Abbey” posed for the Christmas special dows. This is where the 2005. This was followed by in front of Inveraray Castle in exactly the same way. further trophies and medCampbells spend their als for sporting achievements on elephant and horseback. vacations and weekends. During the week, they live in London. Charlotte goes to school there, while her brothers attend a nearby Every year many thousands of Campbells from all over the world boarding school. Duchess Eleanor unlocks the doors that lead to the come to Inveraray to meet the head of their clan. For example in the part of the building that is open to the public. Some of the tourists summertime during the Highland Games, which feature bagpipe recognize her and Torquhil, and start photographing them excitplayers and strong men in kilts. Even more visitors have been arrivedly. We pass through enormous drawing rooms boasting antique ing since the airing of “Downton Abbey.” In 2012, an entire episode of furniture, hand-painted murals, precious china and heavy crystal the popular British television show was shot in the castle. The family chandeliers. On the walls hang priceless tapestries and impressive had to move out temporarily, says the duchess, but a friend who was ancestral portraits. part of the film crew kept them up-to-date about the elaborate shoot. orquhil is the youngest in a long line of members of the powMuch like it did for the fictitious Earls of Grantham in “Downton Abbey,” life has changed dramatically for the Dukes of Argyll over the erful Campbell family, whose history can be traced back to the last hundred years. Gone are the liveried butlers who serve dinner to 13th century; a family that is one of the most influential and affluent clans in Scotland to this day. Across the centuries, they have their lordships every evening. Today, the duke and duchess happily do managed to be on the side of the winners. Of course, a few of Torquil’s the cooking themselves. Torquhil’s father still had the castle closed at ancestors did fall from grace and were swiftly beheaded, but usually lunchtime so that he could walk from the dining room to the library after his midday meal without being disturbed by tourists. “Today that the Campbells got on well with their respective kings and were handsomely rewarded with land and fiefdoms. Today, relations between would be unthinkable,” says Torquhil. “I run the estate and the busithe House of Argyll and the English royal family are excellent. In ness very differently to the way my father did. What I do works now fact, Torquhil was appointed one of Queen Elizabeth’s page boys as a but it wouldn’t have worked then, and I don’t expect Archibald will do child: “I was ten years old when my family received a letter with ER as I did. It has to be relevant to the times.” or Torquhil Campell (49) and his son

A

T

65


Modular by design VOLA commitment to sculptural modularity is epitomised by the T39 Towel Rail. The system features minimalist cantilevered bars which can be configured in any quantity and spaced to suit any bathroom design. T39 is the perfect accompaniment to VOLA award-winning range.

VOLA GmbH SchwanthalerstraĂ&#x;e 75 A D-80336 MĂźnchen Tel.: (089) 599959-0 vola@vola.de www.vola.de


FOR SALE A D S E C T I O N O N P A G E S 8 0 – 17 7

RESIDENTIAL presented by

ENGEL & VÖLKERS

PHOTO: EXELMAN GRAPHICS

Edited by Inken Becker & Saskia Herrmann

What an entrance: This moated castle was erected in 1854 in Olsene in Flanders, amidst glorious parkland grounds.


ADVERTISEMENT

Water views guaranteed: Castle Olsene is surrounded by a moat that opens up into a beautiful, gently curved lake.

68


ADVERTISEMENT

Moated & Majestic The four corner turrets of the Belgian Castle Olsene reach up into the sky with a svelte and regal elegance. Reflected in the waters surrounding it, in sprawling parkland grounds with grand old trees, it doesn’t get any more enchanting than this moated dream of a home. Located between Ghent and Kortijk, the castle was built in the 19th century on ancient castle walls. TEXT: Uta Abendroth PHOTOS: Exelman Graphics


ADVERTISEMENT

Inside Castle Olsene, tradition and modernism enter into a perfect liaison.

70


ADVERTISEMENT

Pure elegance: Renovation has seen the preservation of historic period features including the wooden ceiling beams, doors and floors.


ADVERTISEMENT

1

3

2 1 One of the salons with an ornate stucco ceiling and the original herringbone parquet. The colour scheme throughout the castle is very restrained, with earthy greys and beiges dominating the palette 2 A pool has been installed in the lake, which is accessed via a jetty 3 Wardrobes in the dressing rooms are skilfully incorporated into wall niches 4 Castle amenities include a total of three fitted kitchens 5 The impressive attic level with skylight in the middle 6 The indoor pool on the raised ground floor 7 One of the dining rooms 8 There are no unsightly garages obstructing the views. Instead, cars are parked underground and brought up to ground level by elevator as required.

4

5

Understatement reigns at Castle Olsene. It is in the precious materials that its rich splendour is revealed. 6

7

8


ADVERTISEMENT

H

the imagination the castle walls. Above all in autumn, when the leaves of the various quite like an old building. Or even better: deciduous trees burst into a bright array of yellows, reds and browns, a castle. They are places for heading off the scene is quite simply overwhelming. An impressive bridge with on journeys into the past, exploring anthree archways then leads across the moat to the inner courtyard of cient halls, chambers, attics and cellars, the castle. The ensemble has been listed for its historic significance – possibly even stumbling across undiscovalong with the entire private estate – since 1995. ered treasures, and reigniting childhood Obvious questions are bound to spring to mind here: How is it possible make a castle a genuinely cosy home? How can a sense of dreams. Belgium is rich in castles, stately homes and splendid old buildings with homeliness be brought about in its lofty halls and vast rooms? What gorgeous gardens and sprawling parks, furnishings and which colours are suitable when it comes to decoratall set amidst the most charming of scenery. Among the real gems ing a house that is more than 150 years old? What gives the antique here are, of course, moated castles, which always look just that little tiled floors warmth? Is it possible at all to lead a contemporary lifebit more stunning than their cousins on land. A particularly stunstyle in a building dating from the 19th century where the ceilings are ning example is Castle Olsene on the ‘Grote Steenweg’ (Great Stone frequently very high and period features like the stuccowork, woodPath) in Zulte, a municipality in the Belgian province of East Flanders en ceiling beams and herringbone parquet have all been preserved? between Ghent and Kortrijk. The answer is an unequivocal yes! In Castle Olsene, residents need The Lords of Olsene ruled here since as far back as the end of the not forego any of the conveniences and comfort that the 21st century 11th century, residing in the has to offer. The interior of castle known as ‘Hof Ter Walthis elegant residence spans len’. Then in 1732, the Piers more than 2,000 m2 in total, de Ravenschoot dynasty took with an incredible 73 rooms over ownership of the esin all – each restored with a tate. In the mid 19th centugreat sensibility and finesse, ry, the custodians at the time as well as respect for the hisdecided to tear the castle tory behind this castle. down and build a new moathere are various living ed castle on its foundations. and receptions rooms, The famous Ghent architect dining rooms and liLouis Minard (1801 – 1875) braries, three fully fitted was awarded the commiskitchens, five comfortable sion for this epic undertakbedrooms each featuring ing. He had previously made en suite dressing rooms a name for himself with the and bathrooms, in addition design of numerous churchto a billiard room and a pries and his works had an imvate cinema. There is also pact on the architectural style a luxurious home spa comof the newly founded Belgian plete with an indoor swimstate. Castle Olsene is a typming pool, sauna and JacuzAn arched bridge leads to the romantic moated Castle Olsene. Built by ical example of historicism zi, in addition to a laundry, the Ghent architect Louis Minard in the mid 19th century, its and the Neo-Gothic architecan underground garage with Neo-Renaissance design stands on the walls of a preceding castle fortification. tural style so popular at the space for up to twelve cars, a time, as well as the Neo-Renaissance – in this specific case based on car wash, and a wine cellar. Three elevators make it remarkably easy the Flemish Renaissance style. The return to architectural principles to move between the various floors of the castle. Set within the conduring this period sees a predominance of harmonious proportions text of this moated castle with its fascinating history, the outdoor pool once again. Ornamental forms like archways based on geometric forms within the old castle walls adds a contemporary touch and a whimsilike the rectangle and circle can be found in abundance, together with cal wink to the present. Underneath a hill in the garden there is still cornices that serve as horizontal dividing elements. Pillars and pilaseven an old ice cellar where all the residents of Olsene used to keep ters are in the Classical colonnade style. their meat cool in the past. People even came from the hospital in nd so it came to pass that Louis Minard erected the new hisDeinze twelve kilometres away to fetch ice blocks aimed at helping toricist-style structure on the foundations of the demolished to alleviate patients’ pain. castle. The bright brick building with its subtle white decorative Castle Olsene is a prime example of a residence rich in heritage features and four stepped gables has four almost identically designed where there has been absolutely no attempt to debunk or whitewash façades. Four hexagonal towers mark the corners, rising to form small the remnants of the past. A palette predominantly made up of soft round turrets at the top crowned with black spires. It is this special colour tones and warm materials exudes a calm sleekness, set against architectural feature in particular – along with its water setting – that contemporary furniture that blends in harmoniously with the whole. really gives the castle its fairytale charm. The driveway leading up to The greatest luxury of all though in this moated castle must surely be the castle is impressive in itself: two pavilions mark the entrance to the sensational views from all rooms: overlooking the wonderful park the 850-metre long avenue – lined with beautiful maple trees, beechgrounds and the lake as its banks meander their way around the green es, sycamores and European and American oaks – ending right at environs. This retreat really could not be more perfect. ardly anything captures

T

A

BELGIUM, ZULTE/OLSENE PRICE ON REQUEST INTERIOR APPROX. 2,000 m2 NO. OF ROOMS 73 E&V ID W-01IS5Z CONTACT GENT ZENTRUM (BE) EV GENT-CENTRUM BVBA – LICENCE PARTNER OF ENGEL & VÖLKERS RESIDENTIAL GMBH TEL. +32 92 23 28 23 E-MAIL GENTCENTRUM@ENGELVOELKERS.COM

www.gg-magazine.com

73


ADVERTISEMENT

Owners of the Navarino Residences can avail of the services of the five-star hotels ‘The Westin Resort’ and ‘The Romanos’.


ADVERTISEMENT

Villas with Turquoise Outlooks By the beach in Costa Navarino and in an olive grove higher up the hillside, the Navarino Residences are taking shape. They form part of a spectacular prestige development in the southwest Peleponnese. Six Greek architecture practices have designed various house types, all inspired by the historic building style of the area TEXT: Uta Abendroth PHOTOS: Costa Navarino and blending seamlessly with the Messenian scenery.

75


ADVERTISEMENT

“The residences blend in as an authentic part of the natural environment and the unique seaside landscape.” YIANNIS ROMANOS, A.N. TOMBAZIS & ASSOCIATES ARCHITECTS


ADVERTISEMENT

The Navarino Residences, designed here by A.N. Tombazis & Associates Architects, are all built facing out towards the Ionian Sea.

77


Beachfront Villa

ADVERTISEMENT

Nur A mere rund30 30metres Meter from vom the Strand sand, the entfernt beachfront entstehen villasdie sogenannten are being constructed Beachfront with Villen interiors mit einer ranging Wohnfläche from 650 von to 650 1,000 bissquare 1.000 metres. Quadratmetern.

Golf Front Villa

The golf front villas in the Olive Grove Neighbourhood are between 400 and 500 square metres in size. They each feature both an indoor and outdoor pool.

Panorama Villa

The panorama villas are also located in the Olive Grove Neighbourhood. They boast interiors of between 250 and 400 square metres, set over two storeys.


ADVERTISEMENT

Costa Navarino are quite simply rear villas can look out over the top of the villas in front of them. Grass roofs on the one-storey buildings will make it appear as though the breathtaking. Nothing disturbs the view out over outlook stretches out over abundant greenery. And then over turquoise the Ionian Sea; the beach with its golden sands waters beyond. The land plot sizes vary from 2,000 to 3,000 square glistens in the evening sun and, as the day draws metres, with interiors between 650 and 1,000 square metres, and sea to a close, the hawksbill turtles have their territory back to themselves once again. The area is lofrontages of around 35 metres. The appointment standard includes cated in the southwest Peloponnese, where an outdoor and indoor pool, a home spa, fitness suite and home cinMessenia is still incredibly untouched. The cliema. To the north of the villas lies ‘The Dunes Course’: the first sigmate is mild with warm temperatures all year nature golf course in Greece, with fairways that stretch out over hilly round, and the region is known for its plentiand diverse terrain. It was designed by the former US Masters chamful and fertile land. Agriculture dominates the landscape, from pion and captain of the European Ryder Cup team, Bernhard Langer. silvery olive groves to orange, lemon, fig and almond trees. The area The course also plays host to an approx. 3,500 square metre clubhouse and the Navarino Golf Academy. is witnessing revitalisation, spurred along by the airport in Kalamata, the capital of Messenia, and the practically new motorway running beJust above this area lies the Olive Grove Neighbourhood, where tween Athens and Kalamata. All stories here begin with the vision of 28 homes are currently taking shape. The land plot sizes vary from one man: the Greek shipping magnate Vassilis C. Constantakopoulos. 1,400 to 1,700 square metres, with living spaces of between 250 and He was born in 1935 in the Messenian village of Diavolitsi, around 550 square metres in size. While the 15 golf front villas bordering 30 kilometres from the coast. He travelled to sea for 21 years, and directly onto the golf course are built on one single level, the panorama villas are set over two in 1974 he founded the Costamare Shipping Compastoreys. This too is to ensure ny, which went on to become that all residents get to enjoy one of the largest container the splendid outlook over the ship companies in the world Bay of Navarino. and now has 25 freight ships ix renowned Greek arin its fleet. For the captain, chitecture firms were who died in 2011, his homewon over to undertake land was the finest place on the design the villas: A.N. Tombazis & Associate Archiearth. He wanted to make it tects, ISV Architects, K-Stumore well known, without dio, KLAB Architecture, Kois turning it into a tourist fairground. Patience was one of Associated Architects and Potiropoulos + Partners. They his strengths. Over the decades he gradually bought up have designed a total of three strategically placed land plots, house types, each with three until he was able to form a different layouts and appointconnected area of more than ment standards. Interested 1,000 hectares. Only around buyers can therefore choose ten percent of this surface between a total of nine variGo golfing, sailing, swimming or cycling. Or explore unique structures ants and incorporate many of area is built up however, as the preservation of the land- dating back to the Mycenaean and Byzantine periods. The area around the their own tastes and visions towns of Kalamata and Pylos is scattered with ancient sites. scape and natural habitat have into the design. All the resitop priority. That was the will of the captain, and it is in this spirit dences have been inspired however by local and traditional styles and that his family continues to operate the development. 2010 saw the techniques of Messenian architecture. This has resulted, for examopening of the two five-star hotels ‘The Westin Resort Costa Navariple, in curved archways, the typical irregular stone façades in pale no’ and ‘The Romanos – A Luxury Collection Resort’. In accordance ocre, barbecue areas reminiscent of old open fires, and roofed outwith Constantakopoulos’ motto ‘fine living the eco-centric way’, the door areas that form part of the bio-climatic architecture. In line with architecture throughout the entire complex is inspired by local arthe ideas and sensibilities behind Captain Constantakopoulos and chitectural traditions. The water supply is sourced solely from nathis concept, sustainability is deemed more important here than air urally renewable resources, while the electricity supply is generated conditioning systems. from a photovoltaic park. During construction work, a total of some The various different residences preside over studios, study rooms or 6,000 century-old olive trees were temporarily uprooted, only to be later larger offices, and separate guest wings – as the properties are not conreplanted in the new resort. ceived merely as temporary holiday dwellings. Anyone lucky enough to ow, in the second building phase, houses are taking shape reside here is sure to feel at home the whole year round, and residents directly on the beach and in the olive groves, known as the always have all amenities in the Navarino Resort at their disposal inOlive Grove Neighbourhood. A total of 22 beachfront villas are cluding access to the two five-star hotels. This is also true of the two all southwest-facing. Ten residences are being built in the very front golf courses – the aforementioned ‘The Dunes Course’ and the ‘The Bay Course’, designed by Robert Trent Jones Jr. and featuring some row, with five in the second, another five in the third row, and two in fairways that run directly parallel to the sea. Villa owners are also free the fourth. The views looking out over the sea are just as superb from to make use of the Anazoe Spa, the tennis courts, and the fitness area. every home, as the estate rises up from the shore and residents in the unsets on the

S

N

GREECE, PELOPONNESE PRICE ON REQUEST INTERIOR APPROX. 250 – 1,000 m2 LAND APPROX. 1,400 – 3,000 m2 NO. OF ROOMS 4 – 6 E&V ID W-029CFF CONTACT EV RESORTS GMBH – LICENCE PARTNER OF ENGEL & VÖLKERS RESIDENTIAL GMBH TEL. +49 40 368 80 82 00 E-MAIL COSTANAVARINO@ENGELVOELKERS.COM

www.gg-magazine.com

79


ADVERTISEMENT

Vancouver

Ultimate West Coast Penthouse with Ocean Views

80


PHOTOS: ROGER BROOKS PHOTOGRAPHY (2), SHUTTERSTOCK (1), RENDERINGS AND PHOTOS ARE REPRESENTATIONAL ONLY AND MAY NOT BE ACCURATE. PRICES ARE SUBJECT TO CHANGE WITHOUT NOTICE E. & O.E. – ENERGY PERFORMANCE CERTIFICATE IS NOT AVAILABLE – YEAR OF CONSTRUCTION: 2018 – WWW.BRITISHPROPERTIES.COM/THEPEAK

ADVERTISEMENT

L

ocated some 20 minutes from downtown Vancouver and just an hour from the worldclass Whistler resort, The Peak at Mulgrave Park offers the rare opportunity to live in luxury surrounded by British Columbia’s legendary natural beauty. Perched on the edge of an approx. 10-acre wooded park, this West Coast modern penthouse offers breathtaking views of the Pacific Ocean, Stanley Park and the city skyline. Inside, British Pacific Properties’ three-generation legacy of exceptional homebuilding is evident at every turn. The impeccably appointed chef’s kitchen features Bulthaup cabinetry, Miele appliances, natural stone countertops and a personal wine bar. Fold-away glass walls smooth the transition between the indoors and outdoors, extending the high-ceilinged, open concept living areas onto the immense private terrace beyond.

CANADA, BRITISH COLUMBIA PRICE CAD 12.5 MILL. INTERIOR APPROX. 4,210 ft² NO. OF ROOMS 6 NO. OF BEDROOMS 3 E&V ID CA-0023K5 CONTACT ENGEL & VÖLKERS VANCOUVER (CA) LICENCE PARTNER OF ENGEL & VÖLKERS CANADA INC. TEL. +1 60 49 25 80 02 E-MAIL SARAH.PENIKETT@ENGELVOELKERS.COM ROBERT.SMITH@ENGELVOELKERS.COM

81


ADVERTISEMENT

Houston

Exclusive Modern Architectural High Rise

82


PHOTOS: ISTOCK IMAGES (1) – ENERGY PERFORMANCE CERTIFICATE IS NOT AVAILABLE – YEAR OF CONSTRUCTION: 2017

ADVERTISEMENT

T

he base of Arabella will look like a jewel box, similar to the Baccarat Hotel in New York City. The exclusive design and exquisite standard here are the vision of Houston-based developer Randall Davis, who is known for his dedication to quality materials and designer finishes. This luxury high rise will offer 99 residences. On the upper floors, 14 penthouses will boast private pools on their terraces. The residences

are set to afford truly sensational views from almost every room, with private elevator entries to most units. They are all finished to a highend specification, with floor-to-ceiling windows, and a balcony or a terrace. Just some of the absolute highlights on offer include a wine cellar with lockers, a sky swimming pool, a state-of-the-art fitness centre, 24-hour concierge service and valet parking.

USA, TEXAS PRICE ON REQUEST INTERIOR APPROX. 4,788 ft2 E&V ID E-002BA8 CONTACT ENGEL & VÖLKERS HOUSTON (US) BROOKS BALLARD INTERESTS, INC. – LICENCE PARTNER OF ENGEL & VÖLKERS U.S. HOLDINGS, INC. TEL. +1 713 522 7474 E-MAIL BROOKS.BALLARD@ENGELVOELKERS.COM

83


ADVERTISEMENT

Paradise Valley Grand Estate Villa Paradiso

84


PHOTOS: MAURITIUS IMAGES (1) – ENERGY PERFORMANCE CERTIFICATE IS NOT AVAILABLE – YEAR OF CONSTRUCTION: 2005

ADVERTISEMENT

T

his privately gated estate is set in the heart of Paradise Valley, with breathtaking views of Camelback Mountain, the McDowell Mountains, and Four Peaks Range. It boasts exquisite finishes and rare amenities conceived by interior designer David Scott and Frank Lloyd Wright trained exterior architect Vernon Swaback, such as the tranquil water room’s rounded glass walls and surrounding exterior

water features. Other unique highlights of the main home include an executive home office, a trainer’s gym, a basketball court with an electronic score board, a 12-seat grand theatre, and a wine cellar. The three-bedroom, three-bathroom guesthouse is situated around its own negative edge pool. A full kitchen, laundry room and two-car garage add to the magnificence of this incomparable guest dwelling.

USA, ARIZONA PRICE USD 27.5 MILL. INTERIOR APPROX. 36,000 ft2 LAND APPROX. 12 acres E&V ID E-002BIP CONTACT ENGEL & VÖLKERS SCOTTSDALE (US) SANDRA WILKEN PROPERTIES, INC. – LICENCE PARTNER OF ENGEL & VÖLKERS U.S. HOLDINGS, INC. TEL. +1 480 596 0001 E-MAIL SANDRA.WILKEN@ENGELVOELKERS.COM

85


ADVERTISEMENT

Costa Brava Exclusivity in Begur

86


PHOTOS: MAURITIUS IMAGES (1) – ENERGY PERFORMANCE CERTIFICATE IS NOT AVAILABLE YEAR OF CONSTRUCTION: 2017

ADVERTISEMENT

S

on Rich Residences is a complex of 55 exclusive villas each with a garden and pool, located next to the centre of the charming village of Begur, in a newly completed urbanisation in the heart of the Costa Brava. This project highlights the excellent use of the land, perfect results in terms of sustainability and energy efficiency, and modern architecture with an innovative concept. The future owners

will also enjoy wonderful views of the Mediterranean. All the houses will be equipped with an elevator, an ‘Aerotermic’ acclimatisation system, and constructed using exquisite materials. Finishes will be sourced from the various brands of the Porcelanosa Group, giving the residences a modern and elegant appearance. With the chance too for new residents to personalise fittings to their own individual tastes.

SPAIN, CATALONIA PRICE EUR 892,058 – 1.73 MILL. INTERIOR APPROX. 208 – 420 m2 LAND APPROX. 475 – 1,125 m2 E&V ID W-026Q6C CONTACT PALS/BEGUR (ES) VALENGO COSTA BRAVA, S.L. – LICENCE PARTNER OF ENGEL & VÖLKERS RESIDENTIAL GMBH TEL. +34 972 66 81 66 E-MAIL PALS@ENGELVOELKERS.COM

87


ADVERTISEMENT


ADVERTISEMENT

Marbella

PHOTOS: MAURITIUS IMAGES/URBANLIP (1) – ENERGY PERFORMANCE CERTIFICATE IS NOT AVAILABLE YEAR OF CONSTRUCTION: 2019

Luxury Living at a Highly Desirable Address

L

a Meridiana Suites is an exclusive boutique complex of only 34 luxury apartments and penthouses situated on the Golden Mile, close to the famous Puente Romano Hotel and the beach. The residents of La Meridiana Suites enjoy the ultimate resort lifestyle in their own private home, with property management, 24-hour on-site concierge services, as well as a spectacular resort spa with a modern gym, indoor pool,

Jacuzzi, hammam and sauna. Part of the gated community with stateof-the-art security is a private park with 1 km running track, two paddle courts and two outdoor pools for the exclusive use of the residents. The stylish apartments with private pools on their terraces are fitted with the latest technologies and top-quality fittings. Apartments range in size from approx. 155 m² to 440 m². This is 21st century Marbella living.

SPAIN, COSTA DEL SOL PRICE FROM EUR 695,000 INTERIOR FROM APPROX. 155 m2 NO. OF BEDROOMS 2 – 4 NO. OF ROOMS 2 – 4 E&V ID W-028LXH CONTACT MARBELLA GOLDEN MILE (ES) MAZAL REALTY, S. L. – LICENCE PARTNER OF ENGEL & VÖLKERS RESIDENTIAL GMBH TEL. +34 952 86 84 06 E-MAIL MARBELLAGOLDENMILE@ENGELVOELKERS.COM

89


ADVERTISEMENT

Luxembourg-Bridel Exclusive Villa in the Serenity of the Suburbs

90


PHOTOS: MAURITIUS IMAGES/URBANLIP (1) – ENERGY PERFORMANCE CERTIFICATE IS NOT AVAILABLE– ENERGY SOURCE: GAS – YEAR OF CONSTRUCTION: 2016 ENERGY EFFICIENCY CLASS AVAILABLE: B

ADVERTISEMENT

C

ompleted in 2017, this villa benefits from a superb location as part of a ‘gated property’ comprising just four residences and set in the heart of one of the most desirable suburbs of Luxembourg. The living and dining room spans some 115 m² in total, and features a fireplace as well as access to a large terrace and a landscaped garden. The fitted kitchen with a pantry and cold store is conceived in such a way that a catering service can operate

independently of the living area. The property comprises four – or five, if needed – bedrooms, each with an en suite bathroom and dressing room, as well as an elevator and a home spa with a pool, sauna, hammam and gym. Floors are laid in natural stone and parquet, and all windows have triple glazing. Other amenities include an underground garage for nine to eleven cars, an air-conditioned wine cellar, and state-of-the-art electrical fittings.

LUXEMBOURG, LUXEMBOURG PRICE ON REQUEST INTERIOR APPROX. 560 m2 LAND APPROX. 2,161 m2 E&V ID W-02841X CONTACT LUXEMBOURG (LUX) ENGEL & VÖLKERS LUXEMBOURG REAL ESTATE BROKERAGE SARL LICENCE PARTNER OF ENGEL & VÖLKERS RESIDENTIAL GMBH TEL. +352 28 26 17 27 E-MAIL LUXEMBOURG@ENGELVOELKERS.COM

91


ADVERTISEMENT

Jena

Original Gropius Bauhaus – ‘Haus Zuckerkandl’

92


ADVERTISEMENT

PHOTOS: ANDREAS FOTOS: KELLER – ENERGIEAUSWEIS: (4), MAURITIUS IMAGES/UNITED ARCHIVES (1) ENERGY PERFORMANCE CERTIFICATE IS NOT AVAILABLE – LISTED FOR ITS HISTORIC SIGNIFICANCE – YEAR OF CONSTRUCTION: 1928

T

his unique and listed Bauhaus residence at a prime location in Jena’s ‘Landgrafenviertel’ quarter was designed and erected in 1928 by Walter Gropius himself, the founder of the Bauhaus movement. It is known as the ‘Haus Zuckerkandl’, built for Theresa Zuckerkandl from Vienna, whose granddaughter lived here right up until the late 1990s. Just some of the amazing highlights of this archetypal modernist home are the ‘reform kitchen’ by Margarete Schütte-Lihotzky, original ceiling lights, floor coverings and colour tones, and a number of furniture pieces by Richard Riemerschmid. The world-famous architecture of the Bauhaus movement was founded by Walter Gropius in 1919, in the city of Weimar some 20 km away. It is also conceivable that the property could be included in the Bauhaus centennial celebrations, which would promote the value of the property considerably.

GERMANY, THURINGIA PRICE EUR 10 MILL. INTERIOR APPROX. 495 m² LAND APPROX. 2,000 m² E&V ID W-011WMG CONTACT JENA (DE) EV IMMOBILIEN GMBH JENA LICENCE PARTNER OF ENGEL & VÖLKERS RESIDENTIAL GMBH TEL. +49 3641 23 26 40 E-MAIL JENA@ENGELVOELKERS.COM

93


ADVERTISEMENT

Frankfurt Exquisite Parkside Living

94


PHOTOS: MAURITIUS IMAGES (1) – ENERGY PERFORMANCE CERTIFICATE: ENERGY REQUIREMENT CERTIFICATE/TOTAL FINAL ENERGY REQUIREMENT 88.28 kWh/m²a ENERGY SOURCE: GAS – YEAR OF CONSTRUCTION: 2017 – ENERGY EFFICIENCY CLASS: C

ADVERTISEMENT

T

his new and exclusive residential project is currently taking shape at one of the most desirable addresses in Frankfurt, close to the Holzhausen Park. A sensational addition to the area, it offers everything one could possibly desire to lead a consummate home lifestyle: residency in a uniquely charming location, excellent transport links, weekend shopping just a short walk away, and the park just around the corner. A total of 65 living units will be set over four building wings, each individually planned and finished to a high standard. Large balconies and terraces, and an underground parking space for each apartment are a matter of course here. One absolute highlight of the development are the luxury penthouse apartments with their impressive skydecks. ‘Edenholz’ offers homely and timeless elegance, and the opportunity to enjoy a superb quality of day-to-day life.

GERMANY, HESSE PRICE EUR 400,000 – 3.5 MILL. INTERIOR APPROX. 60 – 222 m2 NO. OF ROOMS 2 – 5 NO. OF BEDROOMS 1 – 4 E&V ID W-0272F1 CONTACT FRANKFURT (DE)

GDA-IMMOBILIEN GMBH – LICENCE PARTNER OF ENGEL & VÖLKERS RESIDENTIAL GMBH TEL. +49 69 24 44 49 49 E-MAIL FRANKFURT@ENGELVOELKERS.COM

95


ADVERTISEMENT

Berlin

Luxury Apartments at Most Desirable Address in the Capital

96


PHOTOS: RALF SCHMITZ (4), MAURITIUS IMAGES (1) – ENERGY PERFORMANCE CERTIFICATE IS NOT AVAILABLE – YEAR OF CONSTRUCTION: 2017

ADVERTISEMENT

G

enuine flair in the heart of the capital: Back in 1864, the long-established company RALF SCHMITZ laid the foundation stone for an exceptionally elegant townhouse in Berlin’s Mitte district. Behind this tasteful and timeless façade, seven luxury freehold apartments are now being built for owners with the most discerning of tastes, designed by the Berlin architect Sebastian Treese. The rooms inside reflect the style and finesse of interior

designer Oliver Jungel. From the spacious gallery apartment with a garden, to individual single-storey residences, to the light-flooded penthouse with a roof terrace – fine and aesthetically outstanding details impress throughout this luxury property. RALF SCHMITZ builds and sells real estate in Berlin, Düsseldorf, Hamburg and Kempen. The sale of the first project on Linienstraße 72 in Mitte is being managed by Engel & Völkers.

GERMANY, BERLIN PRICE EUR 1.15 – 4.35 MILL. INTERIOR APPROX. 94 – 212 m2 NO. OF ROOMS 3 – 5 NO. OF BEDROOMS 2 – 3 E&V ID W-029A1Q CONTACT BERLIN-PROJEKTE (DE) EUV PROJEKTE BERLIN GMBH – LICENCE PARTNER OF ENGEL & VÖLKERS RESIDENTIAL GMBH TEL. +49 30 203 46 51 00 E-MAIL BERLINPROJEKTE@ENGELVOELKERS.COM

97


ADVERTISEMENT

Koblenz

Castle on the River Mosel

98


PHOTOS: MAURITIUS IMAGES (1) – ENERGY PERFORMANCE CERTIFICATE IS NOT AVAILABLE – LISTED FOR ITS HISTORIC SIGNIFICANCE – YEAR OF CONSTRUCTION: 1300

ADVERTISEMENT

T

he ‘Wildburg Treis’ lies on the River Mosel between the cities of Koblenz and Trier, in an idyllic tributary valley close to Cochem. The original structure is thought to date back as far as the 12th century, while the ‘Wildburg’ fortification was built in the 13th and 14th centuries. The castle grounds incorporate a castle mill, a café building with a studio, and a rental apartment, in addition to a building complex with holiday

apartments. The entire property sits on a wooded mountain spur with impressive views out towards the Mosel Valley. The estate encompasses approx. 10.9 ha of woodland and meadows, enclosed by the two streams known as ‘Flaumbach’ and ‘Dünnbach’. A small bridge leads across into the castle’s romantic inner courtyard. The ancient walls and historic rooms evoke a very special charm throughout this remarkable dwelling.

GERMANY, RHINELAND-PALATINATE PRICE EUR 2.875 MILL. INTERIOR APPROX. 200 m2 LAND APPROX. 10.9 ha E&V ID W-0293B1 CONTACT KOBLENZ (DE) DIAMOND REAL ESATE GMBH – LICENCE PARTNER OF ENGEL & VÖLKERS RESIDENTIAL GMBH TEL. +49 261 96 09 83 00 E-MAIL KOBLENZ@ENGELVOELKERS.COM

99


ADVERTISEMENT

Gutenberg

Feel-Good Oasis in Idyllic Surroundings

100


PHOTOS: MAURITIUS IMAGES (1), FELIX GOTTSCHLICH (4) – ENERGY PERFORMANCE CERTIFICATE: ENERGY CONSUMPTION CERTIFICATE/TOTAL FINAL ENERGY CONSUMPTION 81.5 kWh/m²a – ENERGY SOURCE: GAS – YEAR OF CONSTRUCTION: 2000 – ENERGY EFFICIENCY CLASS: C

ADVERTISEMENT

T

his generously sized detached residence was built in 2000 as an energy-efficient home, then later comprehensively modernised and upgraded to the highest standard in 2006. Attractive amenities include two garages, several terraces, and a balcony, while the beautiful south-facing garden features a large, natural bathing pond. Inside, this dwelling can boast a spacious layout, large glass frontages with lovely

views of the garden, and the use of refined materials such as light fine stoneware, high-quality marble and stainless steel. Altogether the house encompasses six versatile rooms, two bathrooms, and a guest WC. The lower ground floor also affords a private sauna complete with a relaxation area and an at-level shower. A refreshing dip in the bathing pond after relaxing in the sauna makes this the perfect home spa experience.

GERMANY, SAXONY-ANHALT PRICE ON REQUEST INTERIOR APPROX. 285 m2 LAND APPROX. 979 m2 E&V ID W-025WDZ CONTACT HALLE (DE) EUV IMMOBILIEN SACHSEN GMBH – LICENCE PARTNER OF ENGEL & VÖLKERS RESIDENTIAL GMBH TEL. +49 345 470 49 60 E-MAIL HALLE@ENGELVOELKERS.COM

101


ENERGY PERFORMANCE CERTIFICATE IS NOT AVAILABLE – ENERGY SOURCE: GAS – YEAR OF CONSTRUCTION: 2005

Niagara

The Heart of Wine Country

CANADA, ONTARIO PRICE CAD 4.9 MILL. INTERIOR APPROX. 10,000 ft² LAND APPROX. 2 acres E&V ID CA-0023KG CONTACT TORONTO CENTRAL (CA) SPRINGATE-RENAUD HOLDINGS INC. LICENCE PARTNER OF ENGEL & VÖLKERS CANADA INC. TEL. +1 416 628 1357 E-MAIL JOHN.GENEREAUX@ENGELVOELKERS.COM

& JENN.CHAN@ENGELVOELKERS.COM

W

alking up the long winding private drive, past the large feature pond with its accent fountain, this home beckons. Spanning some 2 acres, this exquisite waterfront property affords a custom-built home offering over 10,000 ft² of living space. This elegant yet understated residence impresses with amazing vistas from every room. Boasting coffered ceiling heights of over 10 ft, solid maple cabinetry, a stone

102

fireplace and stunning home theatre, the attention to detail is visible throughout and no expense has been spared. This property is an exclusive oasis for the discerning buyer, who can lounge by the saltwater pool, walk the picturesque grounds, or enjoy the privacy of their own beach. Just 30 minutes from Toronto, this coveted neighbourhood features great private schools, golf courses and unparalleled vineyards.


ENERGY PERFORMANCE CERTIFICATE IS NOT AVAILABLE – ENERGY SOURCE: OIL/WOOD – YEAR OF CONSTRUCTION: 2008

Sainte-Agathe-des-Monts Stunning Estate on Lac des Sables

T

his luxurious castle property on the shores of ‘Lac des Sables’ in the heart of the Laurentians boasts large open plan living areas, six bedrooms, three full bathrooms and seven powder rooms. Other highlights include a sauna, wine cellar, marble floors and three fireplaces. Only the finest finishes can be found throughout. The abundant windows offer breathtaking views of the lake and the surrounding mountains

CANADA, QUÉBEC PRICE CAD 3.888 MILL. INTERIOR APPROX. 11,000 ft² LAND APPROX. 45,000 ft² E&V ID CA-002305 CONTACT ENGEL & VÖLKERS TREMBLANT (CA) – LICENCE PARTNER OF ENGEL & VÖLKERS CANADA INC. – ANDRÉ PARISIEN TEL. +1 819 425 4905 & MAUDE GAUDREAULT TEL. +1 819 681 9621 E-MAIL ANDRE.PARISIEN@ENGELVOELKERS.COM

from almost every room. The outdoor grounds are equally remarkable, with professionally landscaped gardens, a swimming pool with electrolysis salt, an eight-seater Jacuzzi, spacious terrace, fire pit, stone gas barbecue, exterior audio system, access to the lake, and a dock that can accommodate several boats. This home offers approx. 277 ft of lake frontage, as well as a perimeter wall ensuring both privacy and intimacy.

103


PHOTOS: COSTA MESA PHOTOGRAPHY – ENERGY PERFORMANCE CERTIFICATE IS NOT AVAILABLE – YEAR OF CONSTRUCTION: 2003

Laguna Beach

Mystic Hills Manor

D

esigned by Mark H. Singer, the award-winning Laguna Beach architect, this home pays particularly meticulous attention to detail and shows all the hallmarks of impeccable craftsmanship. It is built on a solid foundation, not on a slope. Inside, French Baccarat crystal chandeliers, sconces and pendant lights illuminate the property with a symphony of light, while Venetian plaster walls embody warmth and

104

USA, CALIFORNIA PRICE USD 11.998 MILL. INTERIOR APPROX. 5,664 ft² LAND APPROX. 11,850 ft² E&V ID E-002CPT CONTACT NEWPORT BEACH (US) SAN FRANCISCO REAL ESTATE, LLC LICENCE PARTNER OF EV REAL ESTATE INC. LISA MACKEY & KARLA STAGMAN TEL. +1 714 800 3058 & +1 949 294 5794 E-MAIL LISA.MACKEY@ENGELVOELKERS.COM

elegance. A dramatic staircase leads to the lower level, where all en suite bedrooms boast breathtaking views and generous walk-in closets. The master bedroom is the ultimate retreat, including a resort-inspired bathroom where the walls are panelled with solid marble. The terrace spans the entire length of the residence, balancing indoor and outdoor living seamlessly and making the most of the panoramic ocean views.


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

Las Vegas

Penthouse with Majestic Las Vegas Strip Views

T

his custom duplex penthouse is truly one of a kind. It boasts a majestic 270° view that takes in the world-famous Las Vegas Strip, Red Rock Canyon, mountains and golf courses. The entrance on the lower level opens to a spacious living area complete with a wet bar, a gourmet kitchen, and a formal dining room, in addition to three large bedrooms, four bathrooms, and two verandas. Meanwhile, the top

USA, NEVADA PRICE USD 5.6 MILL. INTERIOR APPROX. 6,421 ft² NO. OF BEDROOMS 3 E&V ID E-002BY2 CONTACT LAS VEGAS (US) LUXURY INTERNATIONAL, LLC LICENCE PARTNER OF ENGEL & VÖLKERS U.S. HOLDINGS, INC. CRISTINE ROSA JENSEN TEL. +1 702 595 8505 E-MAIL CRISTINEROSA.JENSEN@ENGELVOELKERS.COM

floor boasts a private swimming pool, a spa, a vast upper terrace with a double fireplace, a bathroom, and a game room lounge with a wet bar. The interior of this listing also affords sufficient space for another bedroom or for a theatre room. The location of this residence also offers an amazing level of convenience, within walking distance of world-class entertainment, unique shopping and gourmet dining.

105


PHOTOS: ROCKY MALONEY – ENERGY PERFORMANCE CERTIFICATE IS NOT AVAILABLE – YEAR OF CONSTRUCTION: 1989

Park City

Organic Deer Valley Mountain Retreat

L

ocated in the gated community of Alta Vista, this ski-in/ski-out home is perched mid-mountain in the world-renowned Deer Valley Resort, surrounded by mature trees. Designed by Otto/Walker Architects and built by Watts Construction, the property features high-quality organic materials such as imported stone and timber from the Pacific Northwest, and mahogany from Honduras. In addition to multiple open

106

USA, UTAH PRICE USD 7.9 MILL. INTERIOR APPROX. 10,215 ft² LAND APPROX. 1.23 acres E&V ID E-002CWF CONTACT PARK CITY (US) SAN FRANCISCO REAL ESTATE, LLC LICENCE PARTNER OF ENGEL & VÖLKERS U.S. HOLDINGS, INC. PAUL BENSON TEL. +1 435 640 7441 E-MAIL PAUL.BENSON@ENGELVOELKERS.COM

plan living rooms, the property also has a media room and self-contained guest quarters. Large windows frame the sensational views overlooking the mountains and twinkling lights of historic Park City. This home is just a short drive to the famous Main Street in Park City, just a walk to Silver Lake Village with its numerous restaurants and other amenities, and only 40 minutes to Salt Lake City International Airport.


PHOTOS: ROCKY MALONEY – ENERGY PERFORMANCE CERTIFICATE IS NOT AVAILABLE – YEAR OF CONSTRUCTION: 1989

Park City 5000 Royal Street

USA, UTAH PRICE USD 26 MILL. INTERIOR APPROX. 20,000 ft² LAND APPROX. 60 acres E&V ID E-002D33 CONTACT PARK CITY (US) SAN FRANCISCO REAL ESTATE, LLC LICENCE PARTNER OF ENGEL & VÖLKERS U.S. HOLDINGS, INC. COURT KLEKAS & SHARON LIESE TEL. +1 435 640 5080 E-MAIL COURT.KLEKAS@ENGELVOELKERS.COM & SHARON.LIESE@ENGELVOELKERS.COM

P

ure, preeminent and the finest only begin to describe the most picturesque setting in the heart of Deer Valley Ski Resort. The magnificent land of this estate was once owned by Edgar Stern, the founder of Deer Valley. Some 60 acres surround this masterpiece, which comfortably sleeps 26 souls within its approx. 20,000 ft² residence. The Romanesque gathering room has log timbers, an Elysian stone fireplace

and a dining room that has hosted governors, heads of state and prime ministers from around the world. There is a pond for fishing, private hiking trails, and much more. Silver Lake Village and Stein Eriksen’s Lodge are just minutes away, along with some of the finest five-star services anywhere on the continent. The Deer Valley Resort has been rated the number one ski resort in North America.

107


PHOTOS: ROCKY MALONEY – ENERGY PERFORMANCE CERTIFICATE IS NOT AVAILABLE – YEAR OF CONSTRUCTION: 2007

Park City

Contemporary Ski Residence at Deer Valley

T

his magnificent craftsman-styled home is located along the highest elevation within The Village, in a highly desirable location at Empire Pass. It provides ski-in/ski-out access to both the Silver Buck & Banner Ski runs at the Deer Valley Ski Resort, as well as being just a short walk to the Talisker Tower Club. The property itself features an abundance of stone and timber, in a contemporary setting which blends in beautifully

108

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 U.S. HOLDINGS, INC. MARK SLETTEN TEL. +1 435 640 0930 E-MAIL MARK.SLETTEN@ENGELVOELKERS.COM

with its mountain surroundings. Its stunning location is matched by a perfect combination of fine design details and luxurious appointments, including a heated stone patio and fire pit. Full membership at the prestigious Talisker Club is also included in the purchase price. The ski residence is close to Park City’s historic Main Street, and only a 40-minute drive to Salt Lake City International Airport.


PHOTOS: ROCKY MALONEY – ENERGY PERFORMANCE CERTIFICATE IS NOT AVAILABLE – YEAR OF CONSTRUCTION: 1999

Park City

Extraordinary Architectural Estate in Aspen Springs

T

his meticulously crafted custom home is located on some 7.04 acres of wooded land in the Aspen Springs area of Park City. Nestled among aspen groves adjacent to canyon trails, this desirable neighbourhood feels like a private retreat while being located only minutes from the historic Main Street and the Park City Resort. The property features extensive landscaping and outdoor areas, spa and water features, and a

USA, UTAH PRICE USD 6.8 MILL. INTERIOR APPROX. 9,178 ft² LAND APPROX. 7.04 acres E&V ID E-002CCT CONTACT PARK CITY (US) SAN FRANCISCO REAL ESTATE, LLC LICENCE PARTNER OF ENGEL & VÖLKERS U.S. HOLDINGS, INC. MARK SLETTEN TEL. +1 435 640 0930 E-MAIL MARK.SLETTEN@ENGELVOELKERS.COM

private well for irrigation. Located on a secluded cul-de-sac, this sophisticated residence also boasts sensational valley views. Its interior is replete with extensive custom cabinetry, metalwork, and unique stonework. The master suite includes huge walk-in closets, two full bathrooms with steam showers, and an attached study. There is a custom sound system throughout the home and rear patio by Audio Visual Systems.

109


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

Aspen

Exceptional Family Home

T

his outstanding family home features a large, fenced in and landscaped backyard that affords much privacy, blessed with beautiful evergreen trees that also provide abundant shade and make it an ideal family gathering area. Comprising four bedrooms and 3.5 bathrooms, the property has been meticulously maintained and boasts a number of appealing features including an elevator to all floors, air conditioning,

110

USA, COLORADO PRICE USD 3.25 MILL. INTERIOR APPROX. 3,408 ft² NO. OF BEDROOMS 4 E&V ID E-002D17 CONTACT ENGEL & VÖLKERS ASPEN (US) LICENCE PARTNER OF ENGEL & VÖLKERS U.S. HOLDINGS, INC. ERIK BERG TEL. +1 970 379 6353 E-MAIL ERIK.BERG@ENGELVOELKERS.COM

a large master bedroom with an exceptional master bathroom, a lower level playroom, and a ground level reading/breakfast room that leads to the generous outdoor patio. The master bedroom also benefits from views of Shadow Mountain and a deck to enjoy the majestic sunrises. This residence is located just on the edge of Aspen, off the renowned Cemetery Lane, and is considered a hidden gem in the local area.


PHOTOS: IMOTO (AERIAL)/BESS STEPHENSON – ENERGY PERFORMANCE CERTIFICATE IS NOT AVAILABLE – YEAR OF CONSTRUCTION: 2000

Lafayette

Flagship Property on the #1 Tee

C

lassic and contemporary is handled masterfully in this sensational residence designed to capture panoramic views overlooking the French château clubhouse, scenic lake and fairway. This modern home has an undeniable ‘wow’ factor, with rotunda ceilings throughout, clerestory stained glass windows soaring above the front entrance, and floor-to-ceiling windows that blend interior with outdoor living spaces.

USA, LOUISIANA PRICE USD 1,494,900 INTERIOR APPROX. 5,244 ft² LAND APPROX. 0.5 acres E&V ID E-00288B CONTACT LAFAYETTE (US) PAR REALTY, L.L.P. LICENCE PARTNER OF ENGEL & VÖLKERS U.S. HOLDINGS, INC. PEGGY GRACE TEL. +1 337 981 9881 E-MAIL PEGGY.GRACE@ENGELVOELKERS.COM

Other custom details include the impressive 6 ft wide staircase wrapped by half-inch curved glass topped with a banister of maple, the sunken bar service area with four slabs of granite that raises the guest seating to maximise the views, an artist-designed ‘Van Tiel’ dining room chandelier, travertine floors and Lutron lighting. Richly imagined, precisely crafted and entertaining centric, this home’s flow is flawless.

111


ENERGY PERFORMANCE CERTIFICATE IS NOT AVAILABLE – YEAR OF CONSTRUCTION: 1985

Belleair Beach

USA, FLORIDA PRICE USD 1.799 MILL. INTERIOR APPROX. 4,328 ft² LAND APPROX. 0.24 acres E&V ID E-002BYG CONTACT ENGEL & VÖLKERS CLEARWATER/BELLEAIR (US)

Coastal Contemporary Waterfront Home

LICENCE PARTNER OF ENGEL & VOELKERS FLORIDA RESIDENTIAL, LLC STEVE KEPLER TEL. +1 727 647 6696 E-MAIL STEVE.KEPLER@ENGELVOELKERS.COM

his fully renovated five-bedroom, 4.5-bathroom property is an ideal family home for those who love luxury living and entertaining. Its stunning foyer boasts a sweeping staircase and dramatic ceilings soaring to approx. 20 ft. The spacious living room has new ceramic tile wood floors, plantation shutters, a superb wood-burning fireplace, and a custom wine bar. The upstairs master suite features a fireplace,

black wood floors, a balcony with water views, and a walk-in closet. This level also plays host to three large bedrooms, two with exposed beams and balcony access, two bathrooms, a bonus room, and an office. The large outdoor patio includes multiple seating areas, a fire pit, a heated pool and spa, lush landscaping and dramatic outdoor lighting. The waterfront features a dock and two boat lifts.

T

112


PHOTOS: RICK BETHEM – ENERGY PERFORMANCE CERTIFICATE: PLATINUM LEED CERTIFIED – YEAR OF CONSTRUCTION: 2015 – ENERGY EFFICIENCY CLASS: A

Naples

USA, FLORIDA PRICE USD 2.399 MILL. INTERIOR APPROX. 4,004 ft² LAND APPROX. 0.44 acres E&V ID E-0029G8 CONTACT OLDE NAPLES (US) SWF PREMIUM REAL ESTATE, LLC

Modern Italian Renaissance Home

LICENCE PARTNER OF ENGEL & VOELKERS FLORIDA RESIDENTIAL, LLC ALBERTO QUICENO TEL. +1 239 595 7009 E-MAIL ALBERTO.QUICENO@ENGELVOELKERS.COM

his new luxury home is a triumph of authentic contemporary Italian design and furnishings. Built using the highest quality materials and the latest construction techniques, the property has been awarded the highest-level award for green building, the ‘Platinum LEED Certified’ designation. The home features Italian elm wood floors, Carrara marble in all bathrooms, as well as Sardinian granite kitchen counters,

an Antonio Lupi Solidea tub in the master bedroom, and designer Italian furniture, all included. Interiors include a large living room, a dining room, kitchen and breakfast area, a wine storage room, en suite bedroom with a walk-in closet, and an air-conditioned garage for up to four cars. The outdoor lanai, summer kitchen and lap pool form the perfect setting for enjoying spacious and private al fresco living.

T

113


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

Hobe Sound

Stunning Home in Loblolly Bay

L

oblolly Bay and Loblolly Pines are remarkable gated communities in Hobe Sound, and this is one of the finest homes in ‘The Bay’. The main house has a magnificent master wing with his and hers master bathrooms and closets, his and hers offices, and a grand hall with a generous area for exhibiting art. The master bedroom is appointed with high ceilings, a sitting area, and coffee station. The gourmet kitchen

114

USA, FLORIDA PRICE USD 1.695 MILL. INTERIOR APPROX. 6,670 ft² LAND APPROX. 26,310 ft² E&V ID E-002AUL CONTACT ENGEL & VÖLKERS STUART (US) LICENCE PARTNER OF ENGEL & VOELKERS FLORIDA RESIDENTIAL, LLC TEL. +1 772 494 6999 E-MAIL STUART@ENGELVOELKERS.COM

features a Sub-Zero refrigerator and a separate Sub-Zero freezer. A gracious family room, elegant great room for living and dining, a Florida room, and a screened patio round off the main residence. The patio area boasts an approx. 45 ft lap and resort pool with a hot tub. A separate guesthouse comprises a living room, kitchen, and two bedrooms with their own bathroom. There is also a whole home generator.


PHOTOS: ZIGNAVISUAL – ENERGY PERFORMANCE CERTIFICATE IS NOT AVAILABLE – YEAR OF CONSTRUCTION: 2004

Key Biscayne

USA, FLORIDA PRICE USD 13.9 MILL. INTERIOR APPROX. 18,091 ft² LAND APPROX. 32,300 ft² E&V ID E-002C1D CONTACT MIAMI (US) SUBMARKET REALTY, LLC

Waterfront Peninsula Estate

LICENCE PARTNER OF ENGEL & VOELKERS FLORIDA RESIDENTIAL, LLC LOURDES ALATRISTE TEL. +1 305 926 5322 E-MAIL LOURDES.ALATRISTE@ENGELVOELKERS.COM

his private and prestigious waterfront estate boasts panoramas of Miami’s Biscayne Bay. The property is a haven for boating enthusiasts, with approx. 346 ft of gorgeous water frontage and direct ocean access. The gated estate is one of the largest in Key Biscayne, set on a lush lot of approx. 0.75 acres. It is perfect for entertaining large groups of friends and family. Key Biscayne is a high-end island community just

minutes from Downtown Miami, and yet it feels a world away with its relaxing ambience and abundance of restaurants and shops. Built with the finest attention to detail, this home is extremely spacious, with a total interior of approx. 18,091 ft² including nine bedrooms, a library, office, theatre, bar and gourmet kitchen. Other highlights include marble and Brazilian hardwood floors, security cameras, and Lutron lighting.

T

115


PHOTOS: IMOTO REAL ESTATE PHOTOGRAPHY – ENERGY PERFORMANCE CERTIFICATE IS NOT AVAILABLE – ENERGY SOURCE: GAS – YEAR OF CONSTRUCTION: 1984

Hilton Head Island

Remarkable Island Home with a 180° Vista

J

ust minutes from the beach in the premier harbour setting of Wexford Plantation, a private golf club community, sits this boater’s dream. This singular property makes a captivating statement. The impressive curb appeal, enhanced by circular-drive drama on a large home site, sets the stage for this superbly designed home. Lush landscaping and cul-de-sac privacy add further appeal. The open floor plan pairs

116

USA, SOUTH CAROLINA PRICE USD 979,500 E&V ID E-002CZQ INTERIOR APPROX. 3,815 ft² LAND APPROX. 0.57 acres CONTACT ENGEL & VÖLKERS HILTON HEAD ISLAND-BLUFFTON (US) LICENCE PARTNER OF ENGEL & VÖLKERS U.S. HOLDINGS, INC. LINDA RUDD TEL. +1 843 816 5522 E-MAIL LINDA.RUDD@ENGELVOELKERS.COM

high ceilings with endless glass creating a sunlit ambience on the 180° golf vista. Updated throughout with enduring architectural style, this upscale, yet understated, home shows like a model. It boasts beautiful bathrooms, a covered guest deck, stainless steel appliances, hardwood, stone, granite, and designer tiling. The dramatic pool and multi-level deck, complete with pool bathroom, crown this exceptional home.


PHOTOS: BRANDON SCHUSTER PHOTOGRAPHY – ENERGY PERFORMANCE CERTIFICATE IS NOT AVAILABLE – LISTED FOR ITS HISTORIC SIGNIFICANCE – YEAR OF CONSTRUCTION: 1826

Niagara

USA, NEW YORK PRICE USD 13 MILL. E&V ID E-002AGT TOTAL INTERIOR APPROX. 7,135 ft² NO. OF LIVING UNITS 4 LAND APPROX. 140 acres CONTACT ENGEL & VÖLKERS MADEIRA BEACH/LAKE PLACID (US)

Remarkable Winery & Estate

VICINITY REALTY SERVICES, INC. LICENCE PARTNER OF ENGEL & VOELKERS FLORIDA RESIDENTIAL, LLC TEL. +1 727 394 7365 E-MAIL MADEIRABEACH@ENGELVOELKERS.COM

ocated just outside of Niagara, this magnificent property offers a unique opportunity to own a historic, established winery. This boutique winery sits on the Underground Railroad, where fugitive slaves fled to find freedom. Glacial soil, latitude placement and the Niagara escarpment provide the optimum nutrients and climate for wine making. Spanning over 140 acres, the winery offers a vast wine tasting and

production facility, as well as a historic stone manor house and barn built in 1826, both fully restored with stone from the Erie Canal, in addition to a four-bedroom brick home. Together, the event areas can accommodate up to 500 guests. The winery boasts 19 varieties of wine. This is a turn-key operation with current management willing to stay in place, and over USD 2 million in products ready for distribution.

L

117


New York City Classic Sutton Place Residence

T

LICENCE PARTNER OF ENGEL & VOELKERS N.Y., LLC CHRISTINE MILLER MARTIN TEL. +1 917 453 5152 E-MAIL CHRISTINE.MILLERMARTIN@ENGELVOELKERS.COM

oversized windows and abundant closet space. The recently renovated windowed kitchen is situated just off the formal dining room and features a Sub-Zero refrigerator, Viking stove, granite countertops and custom cabinetry. Built by noted architects Schwartz & Gross in 1929, this is an intimate full-service building with a 24-hour doorman, live-in resident manager, private storage and a central laundry.

ENERGY PERFORMANCE CERTIFICATE IS NOT AVAILABLE – YEAR OF CONSTRUCTION: 1929

his spacious and beautifully renovated pre-war ‘Classic Six’ residence is just steps from Sutton Place and features generously proportioned rooms, exquisite pre-war details, and a gracious floor plan. The substantially sized interior comprises a welcoming entrance foyer, an elegant living room and an inviting dining room that are perfect for both entertaining and private enjoyment. The two bedrooms feature

USA, NEW YORK PRICE USD 1.995 MILL. NO. OF ROOMS 6 NO. OF BEDROOMS 2 E&V ID E-002C0A CONTACT ENGEL & VÖLKERS NEW YORK CITY (US)

118


ENERGY PERFORMANCE CERTIFICATE IS NOT AVAILABLE – YEAR OF CONSTRUCTION: 2007

New York City

Magical Views over Central Park

O

ccupying an exclusive 28th floor position in the tower of the renowned Robert A. M. Stern-designed condominium, this impressively proportioned property affords magical views over Central Park, the Hudson River and beyond, framed by the glittering city skyline. This haven for entertaining has been architecturally designed to capture panoramas to every corner of the city. The residence boasts a grand living/

USA, NEW YORK PRICE USD 18.8 MILL. INTERIOR APPROX. 2,367 ft² NO. OF ROOMS 4.5 E&V ID E-0027PN CONTACT ENGEL & VÖLKERS NEW YORK CITY (US) LICENCE PARTNER OF ENGEL & VOELKERS N.Y., LLC NOEL BERK TEL. +1 212 371 4065 E-MAIL NOEL.BERK@ENGELVOELKERS.COM

dining room with floor-to-ceiling windows, in addition to two beautiful king-size bedrooms. It is intimately private yet perfectly positioned close to the buzz of the Lincoln Square neighbourhood, the Natural History Museum and countless trendy wine bars, eateries and cafés. This is an extraordinary dwelling offering a sensational urban living experience in the heart of the world’s most energetic city.

119


ENERGY PERFORMANCE CERTIFICATE IS NOT AVAILABLE – YEAR OF CONSTRUCTION: 1986

New York City

Hotel-Style Living on ‘Billionaire’s Row’

R

esidency at Metropolitan Tower is truly a six-star experience. Understated elegance is the hallmark of this exclusive residential tower, where owners can revel in the luxury of hotel-style living, complete with an outstanding concierge service, in-house maid, laundry and valet services catering to every need and whim. The private health club and swimming pool form the consummate setting in which to relax and

120

USA, NEW YORK PRICE USD 7.2 MILL. INTERIOR APPROX. 3,336 ft² NO. OF BEDROOMS 4 E&V ID E-002B90 CONTACT ENGEL & VÖLKERS NEW YORK CITY (US) LICENCE PARTNER OF ENGEL & VOELKERS N.Y., LLC HOWARD MORREL TEL. +1 917 843 3210 E-MAIL HOWARD.MORREL@ENGELVOELKERS.COM

rejuvenate. This luxury building is also home to the residents-only Club Metropolitan Restaurant. In addition to dining on world-class cuisine in its beautiful 30th floor dining room and outdoor terrace, the club offers complimentary breakfast, wine tastings and seasonal events for homeowners. Metropolitan Tower is located directly next door to Carnegie Hall and The Russian Tea Room, and just seconds from Central Park.


ENERGY PERFORMANCE CERTIFICATE IS NOT AVAILABLE – YEAR OF CONSTRUCTION: 2007

New York City

Stunning Duplex with Incredible City Views

T

his sensational and light-flooded duplex apartment is located in the prestigious ‘Place 57’ tower, a ‘Baccarat’-inspired boutique building in the heart of Midtown Manhattan. Nestled on the 34th and 35th floors, this breathtaking home offers a dramatic one-of-a-kind, approx. 22 ft double-height living/dining room with soaring glass windows overlooking Central Park and the Manhattan skyline. The modern

USA, NEW YORK PRICE USD 7.2 MILL. INTERIOR APPROX. 2,367 ft² NO. OF BEDROOMS 3 E&V ID E-0072KD CONTACT ENGEL & VÖLKERS NEW YORK CITY (US) LICENCE PARTNER OF ENGEL & VOELKERS N.Y., LLC ROBB M. SAAR TEL. +1 917 597 0404 E-MAIL ROBB.SAAR@ENGELVOELKERS.COM

condominium, perfect for entertaining as well as relaxed living, features three generously sized bedrooms, each with an en suite bathroom, and a large eat-in kitchen fitted with the latest Viking appliances and granite countertops. ‘Place 57’ is a full-service building designed by Ismael Leyva, with interiors by acclaimed designer Vincent Wolfe and featuring a state-of-the-art fitness facility, children’s playroom and garden.

121


PHOTOS: MARCO RICHTER – ENERGY PERFORMANCE CERTIFICATE IS NOT AVAILABLE – ENERGY SOURCE: HEAT PUMP – YEAR OF CONSTRUCTION: 2017

Majorca

Ojo del Mar – Impressive Villa in Puerto de Andratx

T

his exclusive new villa with breathtaking sea views is situated in the privileged location of Cala Llamp, Puerto de Andratx. The desirable harbour with its lovely restaurants, shops and bars is just a short drive away. The property features the highest construction quality in accordance with German standards, as well as a mix of maritime, traditional and contemporary design. Luxurious extras such as the integrated

122

SPAIN, BALEARIC ISLANDS PRICE EUR 12.5 MILL. INTERIOR APPROX. 1,100 m² LAND APPROX. 1,100 m² E&V ID W-025SP5 CONTACT MALLORCA-PUERTO ANDRATX (ES) ENGEL MALLORCA INVEST, S.L. LICENCE PARTNER OF BALEAREV GMBH TEL. +34 971 67 47 80 E-MAIL ANDRATX@ENGELVOELKERS.COM

sound system, elevator and sauna meet the most discerning standards of sumptuous home living. Elaborate vertical gardens, an imposing olive tree in the entrance hallway and unique works of art help to define the villa’s prestige and charm. Other appealing amenities include an infinity pool, air conditioning, underfloor heating, several fireplaces, a fitness area, wine cellar, home cinema and four-car garage.


PHOTOS: XAVIER CHANTRENNE – ENERGY PERFORMANCE CERTIFICATE: ENERGY CONSUMPTION CERTIFICATE/ TOTAL FINAL ENERGY CONSUMPTION 45.8 kWh/m²a – ENERGY SOURCE: SOLAR – YEAR OF CONSTRUCTION: 2008 – ENERGY EFFICIENCY CLASS: B

Majorca

Mediterranean Residence in Santa Maria del Camí

T

his stunning country residence in Santa Maria del Camí combines traditional and contemporary elements, together with fabulous views over the surrounding countryside. The house is built over one level, except for a stone tower containing the en suite master bedroom. All other bedrooms afford en suite bathrooms, with a spacious entrance hall, and a living/dining area with an open plan kitchen all on the same

SPAIN, BALEARIC ISLANDS PRICE EUR 2.95 MILL. INTERIOR APPROX. 500 m² LAND APPROX. 15,340 m² E&V ID W-028Q71 CONTACT MALLORCA-SANTA MARIA (ES) EV MALLORCA PROPERTY S.L. LICENCE PARTNER OF BALEAREV GMBH TEL. +34 971 62 16 29 E-MAIL SANTAMARIA@ENGELVOELKERS.COM

floor. The house is built in a U-shape, with a delightful patio in the middle featuring olive trees and an automatic sun sail. The property also has a basement with a wine cellar. Other notable highlights include underfloor heating, air conditioning, a fireplace, a covered parking space for two cars, automatic gates, a lovely garden with fruit trees, an approx. 12-metre pool, a private well, solar panels, and a back-up generator.

123


PHOTOS: ALEX AMENGUAL – ENERGY PERFORMANCE CERTIFICATE: ENERGY CONSUMPTION CERTIFICATE/TOTAL FINAL ENERGY CONSUMPTION 82.3 kWh/m²a – EMISSION 23 kgCO2 /m²a – ENERGY SOURCE: OIL – YEAR OF CONSTRUCTION: 1992 – ENERGY EFFICIENCY CLASS: C

Majorca

Glorious Country Home in Pollensa

T

his beautiful, stone finca estate affords absolute privacy, tucked away on approx. 20 hectares of landscaped gardens, woodland and mountain terrain in one of the most revered valley locations in the north of Majorca. The grand main house was last renovated in 2014, implementing first-class materials and a modern, understated design. Combined with some wonderful traditional features, it has resulted in a

124

SPAIN, BALEARIC ISLANDS PRICE EUR 7.5 MILL. INTERIOR APPROX. 896 m² LAND APPROX. 20.68 ha E&V ID W-026UD1 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

fabulous, bright, luxury home. Set apart from the house is a huge garage/ workshop, a staff building, a wooden framed meditation gazebo closed with glass, and a fabulous guesthouse. A natural spring in the grounds helps to maintain the wonderfully fertile gardens that include orange trees, olive trees, lawns and flower beds. A beautiful pool, visible from the house, forms the perfect finishing touch to this gorgeous property.


ENERGY PERFORMANCE CERTIFICATE IS NOT AVAILABLE

Majorca

Magic, History & Beauty in Valldemossa

T

his splendid property is of immense historical and architectural value. Its outstanding location offers both access to and stunning views across the sea, enjoying the most spectacular sunsets throughout the year. Just outside the grounds on the shoreline is a thriving and picturesque fishing village consisting of around 20 small houses. One of them belongs to the property, along with a private pier. A lush, mature

SPAIN, BALEARIC ISLANDS PRICE EUR 36.5 MILL. INTERIOR APPROX. 1,000 m² LAND APPROX. 100 ha E&V ID W-026DBQ CONTACT MALLORCA-DEIÀ (ES) BALEARICS PROPERTY PARTNERS, S.L. LICENCE PARTNER OF BALEAREV GMBH TEL. +34 971 63 63 63 E-MAIL DEIA@ENGELVOELKERS.COM

Mediterranean garden surrounds the whole estate, dotted with palm, almond and fruit trees, as well as all kinds of fragrant herbs. Beyond the garden there are several terraces with millenary olive trees, vineyards and woods. This stunning property almost defies description. It is quite simply unique. Anyone yearning for tradition, peace, charm and nature in its most secluded essence may well have found their oasis here.

125


ENERGY PERFORMANCE CERTIFICATE IS NOT AVAILABLE – YEAR OF CONSTRUCTION: 2008

Sotogrande

Mediterranean Finca with Sea & Mountain Views

T

o the west of Marbella on the privileged southern coast of Spain, this dreamlike private property is set on the top of a hill just next to Sotogrande. Built in the traditional finca style, it offers stunning views taking in the Mediterranean, the coast of Africa, the mountains and the Rock of Gibraltar. The landscaped grounds have been specially created to enjoy nature, with elegant floodlit paths, flowerbeds and palm trees

126

SPAIN, ANDALUSIA PRICE EUR 3.5 MILL. INTERIOR APPROX. 608 m² LAND APPROX. 4,000 m² E&V ID W-026413 CONTACT SOTOGRANDE (ES) OPTIMUM COSTA DEL SOL, S.L. LICENCE PARTNER OF ENGEL & VÖLKERS RESIDENTIAL GMBH TEL. +34 956 10 03 25 E-MAIL SOTOGRANDE@ENGELVOELKERS.COM

planted all around. There are also two private pools, one of which is a designer infinity pool, as well as a Jacuzzi and a relaxation area. The main house is located at the heart of the plot and is a true gem indeed. It is surrounded by two independent rural houses, each of which provide both utility space and an exclusive standard. The front garden benefits enormously from its large palm trees and sensational sea view.


ENERGY PERFORMANCE CERTIFICATE IS NOT AVAILABLE – YEAR OF CONSTRUCTION: 2004

Alfaz del Pi

Elegant Villa on the Costa Blanca

S

et on a plot of more than 10,000 m², this gracious property boasts large terraces and panoramic views overlooking the sea and the mountains. The location offers both privacy and security, less than 5 minutes from the town centre of Alfaz del Pi. The high-quality standard of the amenities and finishes throughout this villa make it the ideal home for a discerning family, with abundant space and luxurious

SPAIN, ALICANTE PRICE EUR 2.6 MILL. INTERIOR APPROX. 775 m² LAND APPROX. 10,970 m² E&V ID W-026UEL 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

comforts to offer. Behind the elegant façade of the residence, sumptuous interiors await including several living areas, two fireplaces and a dining area on the ground floor. The master bedroom suite upstairs even has its own Jacuzzi. There is also a separate apartment of approx. 70 m² – perfect for accommodating guests or domestic staff – with an open plan kitchen, living room, electric fireplace, two bedrooms, and a bathroom.

127


ENERGY PERFORMANCE CERTIFICATE IS NOT AVAILABLE – YEAR OF CONSTRUCTION: 1982

Torrevieja

SPAIN, COSTA BLANCA PRICE EUR 745,000 INTERIOR APPROX. 320 m² LAND APPROX. 1,044 m² E&V ID W-022L2J CONTACT

Beautiful Mediterranean Villa

TORREVIEJA ORIHUELA (ES) ALICANTE SURESTE IMMOBILIARIA S.L. LICENCE PARTNER OF ENGEL & VÖLKERS RESIDENTIAL GMBH TEL. +34 965 70 45 83 E-MAIL TORREVIEJAORIHUELA@ENGELVOELKERS.COM

uilt in a glorious Mediterranean style, this villa is situated in a quiet residential area just a few minutes from the coves of Torrevieja. Outside, the property is blessed with a gorgeous and well-kept garden featuring palm trees and native plants, as well as a large swimming pool. On the inside, interiors await that have managed to combine a classical style with convenient practicality, resulting in a home that is both

elegant and homely. The ground floor has been designed as a wonderful daytime space and comprises a large living room, a functional kitchen with a dining room, and access to a cosy studio on the semi-basement level. The first floor plays host to three large and comfortable bedrooms, one with an en suite bathroom and dressing room, while the basement level comprises a gym, a laundry, and ample storage space.

B

128


ENERGY PERFORMANCE CERTIFICATE IS NOT AVAILABLE – YEAR OF CONSTRUCTION: 1979

Campoamor Modern Villa by the Beach

B

oth functional and beautiful, this designer home is located in one of the most exclusive areas of Campoamor. It has an overall interior of approx. 600 m² and occupies a plot of some 1,300 m², with well-kept garden grounds. The property is set over various levels, together with a direct ground level entrance to the garage. On the intermediate level, there is a covered terrace with an approx. 60 m² pool and a barbecue

SPAIN, ALICANTE PRICE EUR 1.3 MILL. INTERIOR APPROX. 600 m² LAND APPROX. 1,300 m² E&V ID W-01EFQL 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

area, in addition to a spacious guest bedroom, and a winery. Four spacious bedrooms and two deluxe bathrooms await on the next level. The floor above this hosts a generously sized kitchen with an adjacent laundry room, as well as a WC, a living room with magnificent views, and a sunny terrace. From the top floor, stunning views can be enjoyed over the Mediterranean and the glorious pine forest of Campoamor.

129


PHOTOS: SANTIAGO SURIOL – ENERGY PERFORMANCE CERTIFICATE IS NOT AVAILABLE – ENERGY SOURCE: GAS – YEAR OF CONSTRUCTION: 1936

Sitges

Beautiful Colonial Villa

T

his fabulous colonial villa is located on the second line from the sea in the prestigious residential area of Terramar. The main house, with high ceilings and marble floors, boasts a large and luminous entrance hall, with a library off to the right, and a dining room and separate kitchen to the left, in addition to a bedroom suite and bathroom. The first floor hosts three en suite double bedrooms, the master suite also

130

SPAIN, CATALONIA PRICE EUR 2.7 MILL. INTERIOR APPROX. 327 m² LAND APPROX. 958 m² E&V ID W-028CWZ CONTACT SITGES (ES) FINEST PROPERTIES S.L. LICENCE PARTNER OF ENGEL & VÖLKERS RESIDENTIAL GMBH TEL. +34 938 11 44 44 E-MAIL SITGES@ENGELVOELKERS.COM

enjoying a dressing room and access to the terrace with wonderful sea views. There is a guesthouse attached to the main house with a living room, kitchen, double bedroom and bathroom. The same building also accommodates a bedroom suite for service staff. To the rear there is also a small garden workshop. The property also benefits from a lush and well-kept garden with ample palm trees, vegetation and fruit trees.


ENERGY PERFORMANCE CERTIFICATE: ENERGY CONSUMPTION CERTIFICATE/TOTAL FINAL ENERGY CONSUMPTION 91 kWh/m²a – EMISSION: 18 kgCO2 /m²a – ENERGY SOURCE: GAS – YEAR OF CONSTRUCTION: 2008 – ENERGY EFFICIENCY CLASS: C

Sant Just Desvern

Detached Family Home with Exquisite Interior Design

T

his detached home is situated in Sant Just Desvern, an upmarket town near Barcelona and international schools. It affords wide spaces, ample privacy, and a garden with a large porch and pool that is ideal for enjoying time with family and friends. The property is set on four floors, with a main ground level hosting a delightful living area overlooking the garden, along with a kitchen, dining room and guest

SPAIN, CATALONIA PRICE EUR 2.15 MILL. INTERIOR APPROX. 516 m² LAND APPROX. 710 m² E&V ID W-0142PZ CONTACT SANT JUST (ES) EV SANT JUST SL LICENCE PARTNER OF ENGEL & VÖLKERS RESIDENTIAL GMBH TEL. +34 934 73 54 87 E-MAIL SANTJUST@ENGELVOELKERS.COM

WC. On the first floor is the master bedroom suite with a walk-in closet, bathroom, office space and gym, together with two more bedrooms sharing a full bathroom. The top floor comprises a second huge living room currently used as a family room, office and chill-out area. This space could easily be converted to accommodate two further bedrooms. Parking and utility rooms can be found on the basement level.

131


PHOTOS: NURI BUSQUETS – ENERGY PERFORMANCE CERTIFICATE IS NOT AVAILABLE

Empuriabrava

Beachfront Apartment with Large Terrace

T

his sensational apartment is located directly next to the golden sands of Empuriabrava, with a large, southwest-facing terrace spanning over 87 m² that presents the opportunity to enjoy the summertime to the absolute full. Entering the apartment, the sea views immediately catch the eye, and with every step forward into the living area the sweeping panoramic views become gradually more apparent. The property affords

132

SPAIN, CATALONIA PRICE EUR 500,000 INTERIOR APPROX. 92 m² NO. OF ROOMS 4 E&V ID W-0291SE CONTACT EMPURIABRAVA (ES) JUPENADE REAL ESTATE S.L. LICENCE PARTNER OF ENGEL & VÖLKERS RESIDENTIAL GMBH TEL. +34 972 45 64 40 E-MAIL EMPURIABRAVA@ENGELVOELKERS.COM

three large bedrooms in total, one with an en suite bathroom and all with fitted wardrobes and a sea view terrace. There are also two further bathrooms with showers, as well as a separate WC and an exclusive, fully fitted kitchen. The apartment has recently undergone renovation throughout. The additional option to acquire a garage and a mooring berth affiliated to the apartment building is also available.


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

Costa Brava

Spectacular Modern Villa in the Peralada Golf Resort

T

his breathtakingly beautiful villa situated on the edge of a green in the Peralada Golf Resort offers every amenity associated with luxurious living. An elevator provides convenient access to the main floor. Here there is a fitness room with a sauna and a shower, as well as two guest bedrooms, both with access to a generously sized bathroom. Also on this level are the utility room, a guest WC, a commodious office with a library,

SPAIN, CATALONIA PRICE EUR 2.45 MILL. INTERIOR APPROX. 721 m² LAND APPROX. 1,821 m² E&V ID W-021CNX CONTACT ROSES (ES) PRATS & WENDT, S.L. LICENCE PARTNER OF ENGEL & VÖLKERS RESIDENTIAL GMBH TEL. +34 972 15 47 96 E-MAIL ROSES@ENGELVOELKERS.COM

and a spacious living room with an open plan kitchen and a conservatory looking out over the garden and the golf course. The upper floor presides over two bedrooms, each featuring en suite bathrooms, large windows and glorious views across the garden. This contemporary property is perhaps most impressive for its exclusive location in the Peralada Golf Resort, as well as for its exceptionally high-class interior design.

133


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

Alella

Privileged Location on the Coast of Barcelona

T

his residence is located just 15 minutes from Barcelona, right next to the sea and the renowned port of El Masnou. It forms a part of the urban development ‘Can Teixidó’ with 24-hour private surveillance. Occupying a level plot facing out to sea, the property boasts clear views both of the sea and the mountains, with the town of Alella nearby. The house was built over two floors to a high standard of luxury and comfort. The

134

SPAIN, CATALONIA PRICE EUR 3.5 MILL. INTERIOR APPROX. 455 m² LAND APPROX. 1,730 m² E&V ID W-00AJ5B CONTACT MARESME (ES) MARESME PROPERTIES, S.L. LICENCE PARTNER OF ENGEL & VÖLKERS RESIDENTIAL GMBH TEL. +49 34 937 98 88 99 E-MAIL MARESME@ENGELVOELKERS.COM

ground level affords a day area with a lounge and dining room, a practical and modern kitchen, a laundry room, utility room, home cinema space, and a bedroom. Meanwhile the upper level hosts three bedroom suites each with dressing rooms, and opens to a large terrace with spectacular sea views. There is also a garage for two cars and a wine vault. The front of the property has a porch giving on to a superb outdoor pool area.


ENERGY PERFORMANCE CERTIFICATE IS NOT AVAILABLE – LISTED FOR ITS HISTORIC SIGNIFICANCE – YEAR OF CONSTRUCTION: 1636

Las Cuevas

Palatial Estate Dating from the 17th and 18th Centuries

L

ocated in Barrio de Las Cuevas, this historical building complex is composed of a beautiful chapel and tower dating from 1636, and a palace home built in 1720. The linear garden, flanked by ancient trees, frames the access path to this magnificent home. The tower house spans some 1,000 m² inside, and comprises a large living room, library, office, dining room, kitchen, laundry, and seven bedrooms with four

SPAIN, CANTABRIA PRICE EUR 3.995 MILL. INTERIOR APPROX. 1,500 m² LAND APPROX. 90,000 m² E&V ID W-023168 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

bathrooms, in addition to a small apartment with two service rooms and a bathroom. Separate from the rest of the property, there is a second office space on the tower’s ground floor known as the pilgrim room, traditionally used to give shelter to anyone needing it. The land plot has a total area of approx. 90,000 m², with two other buildings in the grounds both affording stunning views of the natural surroundings.

135


ENERGY PERFORMANCE CERTIFICATE: ENERGY CONSUMPTION CERTIFICATE/TOTAL FINAL ENERGY CONSUMPTION 88 kWh/m²a – ENERGY SOURCE: GAS – YEAR OF CONSTRUCTION: 2006 – ENERGY EFFICIENCY CLASS: C

Pamplona

Exclusive Author’s House at the Finest Address

B

uilt in 2006, this exclusive three-storey villa is located in Beloso Alto, one of the most privileged residential areas of Pamplona. Just 10 minutes’ walk from the centre of the city and enjoying excellent transport links, it also enjoys a high degree of serenity and security. Large glass frontages make the garden an integral part of the living room here, with impressive sliding steel latticework and ceramic

136

SPAIN, NAVARRA PRICE EUR 1.44 MILL. INTERIOR APPROX. 358 m² LAND APPROX. 556 m² E&V ID W-026M1R CONTACT PAMPLONA (ES) NAVARRA PRIME HOUSES, S.L. LICENCE PARTNER OF ENGEL & VÖLKERS RESIDENTIAL GMBH TEL. +34 94 824 63 01 E-MAIL PAMPLONA@ENGELVOELKERS.COM

fixtures providing shade from the sunlight inside the property. The ground floor also features an impressive hallway with a slender wooden staircase, a double-height living room, and a kitchen. This space also gives on to an elegant indoor swimming pool, which in turn opens out on to a delightful garden through large sliding patio doors. Meanwhile, on the first floor there are four double bedrooms, and a library.


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

Wiesendangen

Attic Maisonette Apartment with High Quality Standards

T

his modern and light-flooded apartment has been perfectly conceived down to the tiniest detail and offers all manner of luxuries. An elevator leads directly into the apartment. Beautiful and refined materials, along with high-end interior finishes, make it a unique space that evokes a real sense of privileged living. The heart of the apartment is the commodious and bright living area, complete with a dining space

SWITZERLAND, ZURICH PRICE CHF 1.935 MILL. INTERIOR APPROX. 218 m² NO. OF ROOMS 7.5 E&V ID W-02887O 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

and an open plan kitchen that benefits from superior appliances and a wonderful island unit. The apartment has four rooms and two bathrooms on its lower level. A beautiful staircase leads up to the top attic floor, which comprises two further rooms. All levels have been laid with white-oiled oak parquet. The property also comes with a large laundry room, a storage basement, and three underground parking spaces.

137


Wädenswil

Life is Art – The Art of Living

B

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

through beautiful rose beds make the house feel like a small paradise. Above the living area, the sleeping quarters consist of a dressing room, an en suite bathroom and wonderful views of the lake. On the ground floor, the versatile rooms can be used as children’s or guest rooms, offices or treatment rooms. A lovely wine cellar and a large double garage with plenty of storage space round off the attractive facilities.

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

reathtaking views of Lake Zurich and the beautiful surrounding scenery here evoke a sense of rest and relaxation. The living and dining area with a kitchen forms a central point for family and guests, and is designed in an open plan and transparent style with soft, curved lines. Large patio doors lead into the garden and to protected nature zones. An idyllic swimming pond and a murmuring stream running

SWITZERLAND, ZURICH PRICE CHF 3.45 MILL. INTERIOR APPROX. 247 m² LAND APPROX. 1,256 m² E&V ID W-0293SX CONTACT ZÜRICHSEE FREIENBACH (CH) SEEPERLEN IMMOBILIEN AG

138


PHOTOS: APIX – ENERGY PERFORMANCE CERTIFICATE IS NOT AVAILABLE – ENERGY SOURCE: GEOTHERMAL ENERGY – YEAR OF CONSTRUCTION: 2000

Near Zurich

Elegant Residence in an Excellent Location

T

his 12.5-roomed property was built in 2000 and impresses with loving attention to detail. All materials have been selected and coordinated with great care. Each room and area of the house has its own inimitable charm, inviting residents and guests to spend time in them. The heart of this home is the large living/dining area with a Cheminée fireplace and adjoining open plan kitchen. The bright kitchen is fitted with the latest

SWITZERLAND, ZURICH PRICE CHF 3.15 MILL. INTERIOR APPROX. 522 m² LAND APPROX. 1,047 m² E&V ID W-026LT9 CONTACT BÜLACH (CH) IMMOBILIEN ZÜRICH NORD AG LICENCE PARTNER OF ENGEL & VÖLKERS WOHNEN SCHWEIZ AG TEL. +41 43 500 38 38 E-MAIL BUELACH@ENGELVOELKERS.COM

in quality kitchen appliances, blending in perfectly with the interior design and catering to everything an amateur chef could possibly need. The lower ground level has been utilised to its full potential and would be well suited as a self-contained apartment unit. The south-facing orientation of the plot greatly benefits the garden grounds, which form an idyllic oasis for enjoying the weather on sunny days.

139


Heritage & Tradition at the ‘Villa Kreuzgut’

B

uilt in 1899, this historic, listed property is a significant example of the Neo-Gothic style and bears witness to the magnificent architecture of the upper class on Zurich’s Gold Coast at that time. The façade, which appears English in style with its sandstone relief carving, is a particularly appealing feature of this residence, which also affords a great deal of privacy. Inside, the eye is drawn to the wonderful wall

140

LICENCE PARTNER OF ENGEL & VÖLKERS WOHNEN SCHWEIZ AG TEL. +41 43 210 92 30 E-MAIL KUESNACHT@ENGELVOELKERS.COM

panelling, the stucco decoration of the approx. 3.70 m high rooms, the original parquet and terrazzo floors. Another showpiece is the viewing tower with its phenomenal 360° panoramic views over Lake Zurich, the vibrant city and the Swiss Alps. This superb residence is ideal for a family that wishes to find a haven of peace amidst the international flair of Zurich, combining opulence of scale with historic splendour.

PHOTOS: FOTO MÄCHLER – ENERGY PERFORMANCE CERTIFICATE IS NOT AVAILABLE – YEAR OF CONSTRUCTION: 1899

Küsnacht

SWITZERLAND, ZURICH PRICE CHF 15 MILL. INTERIOR APPROX. 540 m² LAND APPROX. 1,468 m² E&V ID W-0294RC CONTACT GOLDKÜSTE-KÜSNACHT (CH) WOHNEN ZÜRICHSEE AG


ENERGY PERFORMANCE CERTIFICATE IS NOT AVAILABLE – YEAR OF CONSTRUCTION: 2017

Brione sopra Minusio Luxury Villas with Stunning Lake Views

S

et in a breathtakingly beautiful panoramic location, these two luxury villas have been built in a Mediterranean style combined with exclusive interior design features. On the top floor, the magnificent master bedroom boasts an en suite bathroom and a spacious wardrobe. There are two more bedrooms on the same floor, as well as a bathroom with a shower. Meanwhile the ground floor affords a generously sized

SWITZERLAND, TICINO PRICE CHF 2.75 MILL. & 2.95 MILL. INTERIOR EACH APPROX. 240 m² LAND APPROX. 353 m² & 387 m² E&V ID W-028K5L CONTACT ASCONA (CH) EV ASCONA TOP REAL ESTATES AG LICENCE PARTNER OF ENGEL & VÖLKERS WOHNEN SCHWEIZ AG TEL. +41 91 785 14 80 E-MAIL ASCONA@ENGELVOELKERS.COM

living and dining room with a fireplace, a high-end, open plan kitchen, and a guest WC. The basement level houses a technical room, a cellar, storage space, and a laundry. The villas each have two underground car parking spaces at their disposal. All floors can be accessed via a private elevator. These exclusive properties with their wonderful views across the lake are also officially authorised for use as a second home.

141


PHOTOS: SHOT MEDIA/DANIEL FREI – ENERGY PERFORMANCE CERTIFICATE IS NOT AVAILABLE – YEAR OF CONSTRUCTION: 2015

Herdern

Villa with Spectacular Alpine Panorama

T

his exclusive property boasts unobstructable 180° panoramic Alpine views and a uniquely large underground garage with space for 18 vehicles. It is situated in Herdern, north of Frauenfeld. In addition to the fantastic views and the rooftop pool, the villa also affords a spacious living area and the option of dividing it into two completely separate residential units. The peaceful location provides residents with un-

142

SWITZERLAND, THURGAU PRICE CHF 6.9 MILL. INTERIOR APPROX. 820 m² LAND APPROX. 2,541 m² E&V ID W-027MUK CONTACT FRAUENFELD (CH) EV OSTSCHWEIZ IMMOBILIEN AG LICENCE PARTNER OF ENGEL & VÖLKERS WOHNEN SCHWEIZ AG TEL. +41 52 630 70 13 E-MAIL FRAUENFELD@ENGELVOELKERS.COM

compromised privacy. Built using the very finest materials and with loving attention to the smallest detail, this beautiful, modern residence is conceived with a firm emphasis on both design and functionality. The mezzanine contains not only bedrooms but also a fitness area with a sauna. Zurich, St. Gallen, Germany, and Zurich and Altenrhein Airports are all just a short distance away on roads with little traffic.


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

Gstaad

Elegant Alpine Apartment in Exclusive Location

T

his spacious apartment represents sophisticated Alpine style at its best, situated in Oberbort – one of the most prestigious addresses in Gstaad. Just a few minutes’ drive to the village centre and promenade, this elegant property blends into its natural setting and affords breathtaking mountain views, as well as enjoying privacy and tranquillity. The interiors, spanning some 310 m² and benefitting from abundant

SWITZERLAND, BERNESE HIGHLANDS PRICE CHF 9.5 MILL. INTERIOR APPROX. 310 m² NO. OF ROOMS 10 E&V ID W-025LWW CONTACT GSTAAD (CH) E&V GSTAAD PROPERTIES AG LICENCE PARTNER OF ENGEL & VÖLKERS WOHNEN SCHWEIZ AG TEL. +41 33 655 65 05 E-MAIL GSTAAD@ENGELVOELKERS.COM

daylight throughout, are exquisitely designed and decorated with endless unique details. The property consists of wonderfully appointed reception rooms, charming and spacious en suite bedrooms, a superb main suite and a separate guest apartment. Four garage parking spaces and a sauna add still further to the daily delights of this residence, which is certainly one of the most remarkable homes in the entire region.

143


ENERGY PERFORMANCE CERTIFICATE IS NOT AVAILABLE – YEAR OF CONSTRUCTION: 2007

St. Moritz

Pure Luxury Right Next to the Lake

T

he extravagance of this exclusive apartment is apparent at first glance. The living room is utterly magnificent, with an open fireplace, cosy seating and stylish furnishings. The dining area is situated alongside the professional kitchen, which boasts the latest built-in appliances. Breathtaking views over the Engadine mountain scenery and Lake St. Moritz enhance the joys of the opulent design still further. The splendid sun

144

SWITZERLAND, GRISONS NET MONTHLY RENT CHF 15,000 INTERIOR APPROX. 244 m² NO. OF ROOMS 5.5 E&V ID W-0276DA 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

terrace is a real highlight of this apartment. The separate sleeping quarters comprise three bedrooms, each with their own en suite bathroom and all designed with a clever mix of exclusive materials. The apartment also has a utility room with a private washing machine and tumble dryer. An enclosed garage with basement storage and a separate parking space in the underground garage are attractive additional features.


ENERGY PERFORMANCE CERTIFICATE: ENERGY REQUIREMENT CERTIFICATE/TOTAL FINAL ENERGY REQUIREMENT HWB 109 kWh/m²a – LISTED FOR ITS HISTORIC SIGNIFICANCE – YEAR OF CONSTRUCTION: 1905 – ENERGY EFFICIENCY CLASS: C

Bregenz

Listed Mansion at Desirable Address

T

his residence was built in 1905 by Georg Baumeister (1852 – 1927), one of the most influential Vorarlberg architects at the turn of the 20th century. It forms part of an ensemble of five mansions that all share his late-historicist signature style. Over the years it has been restored in line with the original plans together with the heritage agency, and now finds itself in a pristine period condition. From the splendid loggia

AUSTRIA, VORARLBERG PRICE EUR 2.99 MILL. INTERIOR APPROX. 300 m² LAND APPROX. 2,245 m² E&V ID W-028VLQ CONTACT BREGENZ (AT) E&H IMMOBILIEN GMBH LICENCE PARTNER OF ENGEL & VÖLKERS RESIDENTIAL GMBH TEL. +43 5574 580 68 E-MAIL BREGENZ@ENGELVOELKERS.COM

sat snugly in the roof, the views extend over the rooftops of the town, stretching from Lake Constance as far as the Pfänder Mountain. The southwest-facing residence is located in a sought-after neighbourhood of Bregenz. The sprawling grounds benefit greatly from an abundance of mature trees, in addition to a small pond and many well-established bushes including hydrangeas, magnolias and rhododendrons.

145


ENERGY PERFORMANCE CERTIFICATE: ENERGY REQUIREMENT CERTIFICATE/TOTAL FINAL ENERGY REQUIREMENT HWB 88

Ehrwald

Country House with Views of the Zugspitze Mountain

S

et in a prime position on the edge of a forest, this country residence has been preserved in its original hunting lodge style and offers ample opportunities to retreat and relax in superior comfort. The plot consists of a total of approx. 4,500 m² of woodland, approx. 1,000 m² of which is a garden featuring a quaint old garden house and a traditional bread oven. The ground level of the property comprises a kitchen, a bath-

146

AUSTRIA, TYROL PRICE EUR 1.39 MILL. TOTAL FLOOR SPACE APPROX. 400 m² LAND APPROX. 4,500 m² E&V ID W-0251YN CONTACT SEEFELD-TIROL (AT) EV IMMOBILIENAGENTUR GMBH LICENCE PARTNER OF ENGEL & VÖLKERS RESIDENTIAL GMBH TEL. +43 5212 526 39 E-MAIL SEEFELD-TIROL@ENGELVOELKERS.COM

room with a guest WC, a spacious living room complete with arolla pine panelling, a study, and a sun terrace. Three bedrooms, two bathrooms and a balcony with dream views can be found on the upper floor. A wine cellar, fitness room and guest bedroom leave nothing to be desired on the basement level. This hunting residence enjoys an isolated position, yet it is still only a few minutes’ drive to all manner of infrastructure.


Innsbruck Land

Spectacular Property in Gnadenwald

T

LICENCE PARTNER OF ENGEL & VÖLKERS RESIDENTIAL GMBH TEL. +43 512 55 10 77 E-MAIL INNSBRUCK@ENGELVOELKERS.COM

to a high quality standard and conveys a pleasant interior climate. Oak parquet floors and large slate flagging are tastefully laid throughout the residence. The full-length windows and sliding patio doors are fitted both with triple glazing and an electric sun protection system. The three-storey dwelling affords a total of five bedrooms and four bathrooms. Two large double garages and additional parking are also available.

ENERGY PERFORMANCE CERTIFICATE: EXIGENCE ÉNERGÉTIQUE HWB 15 – YEAR OF CONSTRUCTION: 2007

his entire home has been built in compliance with energy-efficient building standards and finds itself in a raised position with breathtaking views over the surrounding mountain scenery. An absolute highlight of the grounds, alongside both a breakfast and main terrace, is the approx. 8 x 3 m outdoor pool with a countercurrent system. Simple and sleek lines dominate in the design of the property, which has been finished and fitted

AUSTRIA, TYROL PRICE EUR 3.4 MILL. INTERIOR APPROX. 623 m² LAND APPROX. 1,501 m² E&V ID W-026BVU CONTACT INNSBRUCK (AT) E&V WOHNUNGSCONSULTING GMBH

147


Ski-in/Ski-out – Penthouse with Amazing Views

T

his penthouse offers outstanding residential quality. Comfort is combined with a real sense of aesthetics, with a focus on modern, high-quality fixtures and fittings. Every room in this residence benefits from fantastic views of the mountains, in addition to the roof terrace, which is approx. 100 m² in size and features some planted areas. The master suite also boasts a dressing room and its own bathroom, while

148

LICENCE PARTNER OF ENGEL & VÖLKERS RESIDENTIAL GMBH TEL. +43 5356 716 15 E-MAIL KITZBUEHEL@ENGELVOELKERS.COM

the other two bedrooms both also include en suite bathrooms. After a day’s skiing or walking, relaxation in the private home sauna is a genuine treat. An elevator leads from the underground garage directly into the penthouse for easy access. The superior furniture is included in the purchase price. The most unique feature of this property though has to be its location – not least as it is situated right next to a ski lift.

PHOTOS: THOMAS TRINKL – ENERGY PERFORMANCE CERTIFICATE: ENERGY REQUIREMENT CERTIFICATE/ TOTAL FINAL ENERGY REQUIREMENT HWB 42.42 – YEAR OF CONSTRUCTION: 2012

St. Johann in Tyrol

AUSTRIA, TYROL PRICE EUR 1.72 MILL. TOTAL FLOOR SPACE APPROX. 208 m² NO. OF ROOMS 4 E&V ID W-020PM2 CONTACT KITZBÜHEL (AT) ENGEL & VÖLKERS KITZBÜHEL GMBH


PHOTOS: THOMAS TRINKL – ENERGY PERFORMANCE CERTIFICATE IS NOT AVAILABLE – YEAR OF CONSTRUCTION: 2007/2008

Kitzbühel

Modern Country Home with Fabulous Views

T

his modern country house is located in a quiet position on Kitzbühel’s ‘Sonnberg’ mountain and boasts breathtaking views. From its many large terraces and garden areas, residents can soak up both the sun and the views across to Kitzbühel and its surrounding mountain scenery. The location is a real highlight of the property, with the centre of Kitzbühel just a few minutes away on foot, and yet the setting also

AUSTRIA, TYROL PRICE EUR 6.7 MILL. TOTAL SURFACE AREA APPROX. 273 m² LAND APPROX. 1,412 m² E&V ID W-024B9U CONTACT KITZBÜHEL (AT) ENGEL & VÖLKERS KITZBÜHEL GMBH LICENCE PARTNER OF ENGEL & VÖLKERS RESIDENTIAL GMBH TEL. +43 5356 716 15 E-MAIL KITZBUEHEL@ENGELVOELKERS.COM

guarantees utter tranquillity. The house currently has three bedrooms and three en suite bathrooms, as well as a large, open plan, light and airy living, dining and kitchen space, complete with an open fireplace and access to the sun terraces and the garden. Another superb highlight of the living room is the gallery on the top floor. Meanwhile, a comfortable spa area with a sauna and Jacuzzi offers gentle relaxation.

149


Near Zell am See Sumptuous Alpine Chalet in Piesendorf

T

LICENCE PARTNER OF ENGEL & VÖLKERS RESIDENTIAL GMBH TEL. +43 6542 474 70 E-MAIL ZELLAMSEE@ENGELVOELKERS.COM

ceilings and large glass façades, which offer wonderful panoramic views of the surrounding mountains. The top floor has two bedrooms, one bathroom and a master suite with its own bathroom and spa area providing for plenty of rest and relaxation. Complemented by a heated outdoor seating area with a fireplace and barbecue, along with a large garden, this beautiful chalet is a highly desirable property indeed. ENERGY PERFORMANCE CERTIFICATE: ENERGY REQUIREMENT CERTIFICATE/ TOTAL FINAL ENERGY REQUIREMENT HWB 135/fGEE 1.45

his chalet was converted and renovated in a rural style in 2008, with loving attention paid to detail. From the garage, a covered staircase leads to the forecourt and the entrance to the chalet. A spacious cloakroom greets residents and guests on entry. The ground floor boasts an elegant fireside lounge, a bay window with a large table, and a spacious kitchen. The conservatory and the living room both benefit from high

AUSTRIA, SALZBURG PRICE EUR 1.9 MILL. E&V ID W-02441H TOTAL FLOOR SPACE APPROX. 290 m² LAND APPROX. 1,768 m² CONTACT ZELL AM SEE (AT) EV IMMOBILIEN ZELL AM SEE GMBH

150


PHOTOS: GIANLUCA MUSCAS – ENERGY PERFORMANCE CERTIFICATE: ENERGY CONSUMPTION CERTIFICATE/ TOTAL FINAL ENERGY CONSUMPTION 11.7 kWh/m²a – YEAR OF CONSTRUCTION: 2016 – ENERGY EFFICIENCY CLASS: A+

Porto Rotondo

Minimalist Villa in the Hills with a Traditional Twist

L

ocal tradition and modern minimalism blend harmoniously in this charming villa, set among the hills overlooking the bay of Porto Rotondo. The modern layout of the spaces and the sober, contemporary style of the finishes give genuine personality to the interiors. These include an open plan living room with a fireplace, opening to a covered patio, as well as a kitchen and service bathroom. The main villa and two

ITALY, SARDINIA PRICE EUR 2.5 MILL. INTERIOR APPROX. 220 m² LAND APPROX. 17,500 m² E&V ID W-02879L 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

outbuildings host a total of four suites, each with private bathrooms and views. The Mediterranean garden, planted with 200 olive trees, hosts a heated pool with a solarium, a barbecue area, and two terraces. Other amenities include air conditioning and heating, an irrigation system and four parking spaces. The residence also benefits from its proximity to the vibrant town of Porto Rotondo and its marvellous beaches.

151


ENERGY PERFORMANCE CERTIFICATE: ENERGY CONSUMPTION CERTIFICATE/TOTAL FINAL ENERGY CONSUMPTION 171.10 kWh/m²a – ENERGY SOURCE: GAS – YEAR OF CONSTRUCTION: 2005 – ENERGY EFFICIENCY CLASS: C

Naturns

Modern Farm Estate with Apartments & Orchards

B

uilt in 2005, this farm estate is set on approx. 7.7 ha of cultivated land, and comprises an exclusive villa and holiday apartments that enjoy absolutely beautiful panoramic views. The property is appointed to a high quality standard and also features a traditional wine cellar, a swimming pool, various sundecks and lawns, all of which contribute to a superb quality of life. The orchards can be reached via a country lane

152

ITALY, SOUTH TYROL PRICE EUR 6.3 MILL. INTERIOR APPROX. 321 m² LAND APPROX. 76,981 m² E&V ID W-02843G CONTACT MERAN (IT) REAL ESTATE INTERNATIONAL S.R.L. LICENCE PARTNER OF ENGEL & VÖLKERS ITALIA S.R.L. TEL. +39 0473 23 43 49 E-MAIL MERAN@ENGELVOELKERS.COM

directly from the farm. It is a large contiguous area of land that would also be suitable for organic farming. An additional agricultural equipment room is located directly next to the orchards. The farm itself is a full working operation and is up for sale together with all agricultural machinery and equipment. Naturns is located close to the spa town of Merano and not far from the regional capital Bolzano.


ENERGY PERFORMANCE CERTIFICATE: ENERGY CONSUMPTION CERTIFICATE/TOTAL FINAL ENERGY CONSUMPTION 194.77 kWh/m²a – ENERGY SOURCE: GAS – YEAR OF CONSTRUCTION: 1973 – ENERGY EFFICIENCY CLASS: G

Monza

Exclusive Residence in ‘Villa Taccoli Belvedere’

T

he ‘Villa Taccoli Belvedere’ exudes an air of grandeur and prestige that is the culmination of magnificent architectural design and harmonious coalescence with the exquisite natural surroundings. The eminent interiors on the ground floor are conceived as an impressive double living area for representational purposes, in addition to a second living/dining area and a large kitchen. A stone staircase with an iron

ITALY, LOMBARDY PRICE EUR 2 MILL. INTERIOR APPROX. 540 m² LAND APPROX. 13 ha E&V ID W-021GFI CONTACT MONZA BRIANZA (IT) TEODOLINDA S.R.L. LICENCE PARTNER OF ENGEL & VÖLKERS ITALIA S.R.L. TEL. +39 039 232 62 13 E-MAIL MONZA@ENGELVOELKERS.COM

balustrade leads to the first floor, which is dedicated to the comfortable sleeping quarters: one large master bedroom with an en suite bathroom, plus two additional en suite bedrooms. The commodious basement level consists of entertainment, relaxation and utility spaces. The property is set in sprawling park grounds spanning some 13 hectares, complete with an old orangerie, condominium pool and three horse boxes.

153


ENERGY PERFORMANCE CERTIFICATE: ENERGY REQUIREMENT CERTIFICATE/TOTAL FINAL ENERGY REQUIREMENT 205.69 kWh/m²a – ENERGY CONSUMPTION CERTIFICATE/ TOTAL FINAL ENERGY CONSUMPTION 205.69 kWh/m²a – ENERGY SOURCE: GAS – YEAR OF CONSTRUCTION: 1908 – ENERGY EFFICIENCY CLASS: G

Milan

Superb Apartment on the Piazza Irnerio

S

ituated on the Piazza Irnerio, behind the Via Washington, this charming duplex apartment occupies the fourth and fifth levels of a prestigious building. The lower floor comprises a fitted kitchen, a bathroom, laundry and large living room, as well as a studio that could be used as an additional bedroom. An elegant staircase in the living room leads to the top floor, which hosts two bedrooms, a bathroom, and a

154

ITALY, LOMBARDY PRICE EUR 1.025 MILL. INTERIOR APPROX. 170 m² NO. OF BEDROOMS 4 E&V ID W-028CM0 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

master bedroom with a walk-in closet and en suite bathroom. The apartment is very bright and tranquil, benefitting from double exposure and a small garden. The property has been recently renovated throughout, and features an independent heating system and 3.30-metre ceilings. This is the ideal home for a modern family looking for a peaceful environment to live, yet still very close to all urban conveniences.


Versilia

ENERGY PERFORMANCE CERTIFICATE: ENERGY CONSUMPTION CERTIFICATE/ TOTAL FINAL ENERGY CONSUMPTION 230.14 kWh/m²a – ENERGY SOURCE: GAS – ENERGY EFFICIENCY CLASS: G

Distinctive Villa in Panoramic Location

T

his picturesque residential complex in the hills of Massarosa affords breathtaking views. Built in a typical Tuscan style, the elegant villa is composed of five independent units, in addition to a cottage. It is set in grounds spanning some 5,000 m², featuring a beautiful garden with mature trees and a terraced olive grove. The property also includes ample parking and planning permission for the addition of a

ITALY, TUSCANY PRICE EUR 2.98 MILL. INTERIOR APPROX. 845 m² LAND APPROX. 5,000 m² E&V ID W-026OKR CONTACT VIAREGGIO (IT) VERSILIA REAL ESTATE S.R.L. LICENCE PARTNER OF ENGEL & VÖLKERS ITALIA S.R.L. TEL. +39 0584 475 19 E-MAIL VIAREGGIO@ENGELVOELKERS.COM

superb infinity pool overlooking the sea. It would be ideally suited as a boutique hotel, or for use as other luxury accommodation. Strategically positioned within close reach of Tuscany’s famous art cities, the location of this villa makes it an excellent dwelling for those looking to relax in serene surroundings while enjoying the rich culture and recreation of the region.

155


ENERGY PERFORMANCE CERTIFICATE: ENERGY CONSUMPTION CERTIFICATE/TOTAL FINAL ENERGY CONSUMPTION 71.44 kWh/m²a – ENERGY SOURCE: GAS – YEAR OF CONSTRUCTION: 2010 – ENERGY EFFICIENCY CLASS: C

Ripatransone

ITALY, MARCHE PRICE EUR 5.2 MILL. INTERIOR APPROX. 1,150 m² LAND APPROX. 110,000 m² E&V ID W-027WMW CONTACT CIVITANOVA MARCHE (IT)

Magnificent Estate Nestled Among Vineyards

ODD CIVITANOVA MARCHE S.R.L.S. UNIPERSONALE LICENCE PARTNER OF ENGEL & VÖLKERS ITALIA S.R.L. TEL. +39 0733 47 18 62 E-MAIL CIVITANOVAMARCHE@ENGELVOELKERS.COM

he estate includes a whole recently built hamlet, consisting of four main buildings, immersed in a peaceful rural setting with stunning views of the Adriatic Sea. Designed with great care and attention to materials, and full respect for the local building traditions and architectural language, the property offers different types of living solutions. These include two spacious villas presiding over every conceivable comfort, a

gym and spa area, a third house including two apartments, and a basement with caves used for wine ripening and refining, as well as a large outbuilding. The hamlet is surrounded by approx. 3,000 m² of lawned gardens, equipped with a well and automatic irrigation system, as well as around 11 hectares of fenced-in land with vineyards, olive groves, orchards, a truffle plantation, and a wood with prepared pathways.

T

156


ENERGY PERFORMANCE CERTIFICATE: ENERGY REQUIREMENT CERTIFICATE/ TOTAL FINAL ENERGY REQUIREMENT 246.2 kWh/m²a – ENERGY SOURCE: OIL – YEAR OF CONSTRUCTION: 1970 – ENERGY EFFICIENCY CLASS: G

Lüneburg Heath

Classic Residence on a Picturesque Plot

T

his idyllic property is located around one hour south of Hamburg and forms a unique retreat in a serene setting. The view over the property’s own private lake alone, graced by a small island with a charming little thatched cottage, provides relaxation of the very best kind. On the ground floor there is a generously sized living room with a round Sylt-style wood-burning stove, in addition to a modern

GERMANY, LOWER SAXONY PRICE EUR 582,000 INTERIOR APPROX. 245 m² LAND APPROX. 6,500 m² E&V ID W-028Z0H CONTACT CELLE (DE) DIPL.-VOLKSWIRT VOLKER LEIBOLD IMMOBILIEN LICENCE PARTNER OF ENGEL & VÖLKERS RESIDENTIAL GMBH TEL. +49 5141 93 44 60 E-MAIL CELLE@ENGELVOELKERS.COM

country-style kitchen with its own pantry, a bedroom, a further room, bathroom, two WCs, and a spacious hallway. The upper floor boasts a large studio, a study, a guest room, a shower room, and a kitchenette. Beautiful country house floorboards in antique white oak, elegant internal doors and a beautifully crafted wooden staircase come together here with other stylistic elements to create a unique ambience.

157


ENERGY PERFORMANCE CERTIFICATE: ENERGY CONSUMPTION CERTIFICATE/TOTAL FINAL ENERGY CONSUMPTION 30 kWh/m²a – ENERGY SOURCE: GEOTHERMAL ENERGY – YEAR OF CONSTRUCTION: 2007 – ENERGY EFFICIENCY CLASS: A

Walsrode

Modern Building Ensemble with Natural Pond

T

his outstanding ensemble of buildings, consisting of a main residence and a guesthouse with a studio, lies nestled in natural grounds spanning approx. 2,455 m². The property affords an interior of approx. 186 m² with an excellent standard of home comforts, and an impressive architectural design featuring clever openings that let the light flow into the far extremities of the living space. On the ground floor there is a

158

GERMANY, LOWER SAXONY PRICE EUR 595,000 INTERIOR APPROX. 242 m² LAND APPROX. 2,455 m² E&V ID W-028ABL CONTACT VERDEN (DE) SCHNEIDER IMMOBILIEN GMBH & CO. KG LICENCE PARTNER OF ENGEL & VÖLKERS RESIDENTIAL GMBH TEL. +49 4231 904 70 90 E-MAIL VERDEN@ENGELVOELKERS.COM

bright living/dining room with a fireplace and an open plan kitchen, in addition to a library. Additional rooms, a bright full-sized bathroom and a gallery with a roof terrace can be found on the top level. The guesthouse with a studio and living area, and a garage wing for three cars plus a carport offer ample space and convenience for a variety of uses. A sauna alongside a charming natural pond rounds off this idyllic residence.


PHOTOS: CHRISTIAN WYRWA – ENERGY PERFORMANCE CERTIFICATE: ENERGY REQUIREMENT CERTIFICATE/ TOTAL FINAL ENERGY REQUIREMENT 73 kWh/m²a – ENERGY SOURCE: CHP – YEAR OF CONSTRUCTION: 1955

Hanover

Exquisite Living in the Heart of Linden

T

his fully renovated former clinic on the banks of the River Ihme, with its white façade and large windows, is sleek and elegant in design. Parts of the original building and the entire interior have been rebuilt in line with the German energy efficiency standard ‘KfW 70’. The two exclusively fitted and well-designed lofts each have a generously sized entrance leading in to a light-flooded living and dining area. Here, two

GERMANY, LOWER SAXONY PRICE EUR 630,000 – 635,000 INTERIOR APPROX. 148 m² NO. OF ROOMS 3 E&V ID W-0292FE 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

full-length doors open either to a south terrace with its rockery garden or the balcony with river views. The floors are laid in oiled oak parquet. The bathrooms, also filled with natural daylight, feature a bathtub, a floor-level shower and oiled slate tiling, plus furnishings by Philippe Starck and fittings by Grohe. The Linden district of Hanover has evolved into a highly desirable location thanks to its impressive diversity.

159


PHOTOS: STAY.ARCHITEKTURFOTOGRAFIE – ENERGY PERFORMANCE CERTIFICATE: ENERGY REQUIREMENT CERTIFICATE/ TOTAL FINAL ENERGY REQUIREMENT 104 kWh/m²a – ENERGY SOURCE: GAS – YEAR OF CONSTRUCTION: 1911 – ENERGY EFFICIENCY CLASS: D

Berlin

GERMANY, BERLIN PRICE EUR 3.5 MILL. E&V ID W-024UOP INTERIOR APPROX. 450 m² LAND APPROX. 2,018 m² CONTACT

Home Living at its Best

BERLIN-LICHTERFELDE WEST (DE) ENGEL & VÖLKERS GRUNEWALD-ZEHLENDORF GMBH LICENCE PARTNER OF ENGEL & VÖLKERS RESIDENTIAL GMBH TEL. +49 30 84 41 49 00 E-MAIL BERLINLICHTERFELDEWEST@ENGELVOELKERS.COM

his exceptional mansion home was built in 1911 on a superb land plot spanning approx. 2,018 m². Following extensive renovation work, it now offers new-build quality of the very highest standard. With seven bedrooms and five bathrooms in total, the property would easily suit the needs of a large family. Generously sized living rooms with a fireplace and a perfectly equipped Bulthaup kitchen help to create an exclusive

ambience throughout. Particularly noteworthy highlights of this home are the light-flooded pool area, which opens to a large – approx. 250 m² – south-facing terrace and the well-designed garden, as well as an underground garage, which has room for up to five vehicles. Extensive shopping amenities, prestigious schools and local rail connections are just a few minutes away. Contemporary life in Berlin could hardly be better.

T

160


Berlin

PHOTOS: THOMAS RADDATZ – ENERGY PERFORMANCE CERTIFICATE: ENERGY REQUIREMENT CERTIFICATE/ TOTAL FINAL ENERGY REQUIREMENT 70 kWh/m²a – ENERGY SOURCE: GAS – YEAR OF CONSTRUCTION: 2013

Modern Architecture with Idyllic Lake Views

B

oasting a superb architectural design, this detached home is set on a hillside plot with splendid views over the water to the ‘Pfaueninsel’ island beyond. The structural shell has been constructed in a solid and harmonious way. It currently consists of two self-contained units, although combining them would be straightforward. The property impresses inside with high ceilings and doors, along with spacious rooms with a clear and

GERMANY, BERLIN PRICE EUR 2.5 MILL. INTERIOR APPROX. 160 m² LAND APPROX. 3,000 m² E&V ID W-025RLO CONTACT BERLIN-SPANDAU (DE) ENGEL & VÖLKERS BERLIN MITTE GMBH LICENCE PARTNER OF ENGEL & VÖLKERS RESIDENTIAL GMBH TEL. +49 30 28 47 10 00 E-MAIL BERLINSPANDAU@ENGELVOELKERS.COM

contemporary living concept that also conveys a distinctly homely feel. The warm colour of the parquet floors, the beautiful large windows, the views looking out over the lush green surroundings and lake, and the various levels of the interior all give this dwelling a special charisma. A unique coachhouse is situated in the park grounds, which are set away from the waterfront but still enjoy delightful water views.

161


Grand Residence in the Neuseenland Region

T

he town of Groitzsch is situated some 25 km south of Leipzig, in the popular Neuseenland lake district. Built in 1910 as part of a feudal estate, the property has been preserved for the most part and was elaborately modernised in 2008/2009. The park-like land plot features a bathing pond, as well as a wealth of deciduous and coniferous trees that border the property. The historic character of this residence is underlined

162

LICENCE PARTNER OF ENGEL & VÖLKERS RESIDENTIAL GMBH TEL. +49 341 910 49 80 E-MAIL LEIPZIG@ENGELVOELKERS.COM

by its sandstone sourced from the nearby ‘Erzgebirge’ region, and the splendid oak trees that line the winding driveway. The ground floor boasts a self-contained apartment, in addition to a separate guest wing and a hobby room with a conference room. Exclusivity pervades the upper floor, which consists of a large and high-end kitchen with a storage larder, several bathrooms, and a living area with beautiful parquet flooring.

ENERGY PERFORMANCE CERTIFICATE: ENERGY REQUIREMENT CERTIFICATE/TOTAL FINAL ENERGY REQUIREMENT 64.1 kWh/m²a – ENERGY SOURCE: GAS – YEAR OF CONSTRUCTION: 1910 – ENERGY EFFICIENCY CLASS: B

Groitzsch near Leipzig

GERMANY, SAXONY PRICE EUR 2.4 MILL. INTERIOR APPROX. 900 m² LAND APPROX. 10,000 m² E&V ID W-026EI9 CONTACT LEIPZIG-ZENTRUM (DE) LEIPZIG IMMOBILIEN GMBH


PHOTOS: FOTODESIGN WALTER M. RAMMLER – ENERGY PERFORMANCE CERTIFICATE IS NOT AVAILABLE – LISTED FOR ITS HISTORIC SIGNIFICANCE – ENERGY SOURCE: OIL – YEAR OF CONSTRUCTION: 1889

Hessian Rhön

Historic Station with a Modern Twist in Hilders

B

uilt in 1889 and now awarded protected status as a listed building, this historic station in Hilders was fully renovated in 2006 by its owners, with a loving attention paid to detail. This has resulted in a delightful residential property with exclusive flair and state-of-the-art technology. Hugely versatile, it would be perfect for a large family in need of plenty of living space, but equally it would suit owners who wish to

GERMANY, HESSE PRICE EUR 2.4 MILL. E&V ID W-026X2E INTERIOR APPROX. 455 m² LAND APPROX. 19,960 m² CONTACT FULDA (DE) DR.-ING. JOACHIM SCHATT & DORIS HÜBENER-SCHATT LICENCE PARTNER OF ENGEL & VÖLKERS RESIDENTIAL GMBH TEL. +49 661 480 48 50 E-MAIL FULDA@ENGELVOELKERS.COM

combine work and home life under one roof. Extras include the saltwater pool, a covered outdoor seating area with a kitchen, a large annexe with an underground garage for approx. eight cars, and two additional double garages. Last but not least, the residence also boasts an antique railway car. This beautiful property in the foothills of the Hessian Rhön region – known as the ‘Land of Open Distances’ – is a unique gem.

163


PHOTOS: FLORIAN GÜRBIG – ENERGY PERFORMANCE CERTIFICATE: ENERGY CONSUMPTION CERTIFICATE/ TOTAL FINAL ENERGY CONSUMPTION 86.2 kWh/m²a – ENERGY SOURCE: OIL – YEAR OF CONSTRUCTION: 1951/2008

Gudensberg-Dorla

Exclusive Property with Stables & Indoor Riding Arena

T

his exclusive residence is situated on the city outskirts and boasts wonderful far-reaching views. It also offers everything that an equestrian enthusiast could possibly desire. In addition to a large main house, the estate presides over a barn building, horse boxes and an indoor riding arena with tournament dimensions. The residence dates from 1951 and was completely gutted in 2008/2009 then refurbished using high-quality

164

GERMANY, HESSE PRICE EUR 1.25 MILL. INTERIOR APPROX. 360 m² LAND APPROX. 11,000 m² E&V ID W-01LQFJ CONTACT KASSEL (DE) EV KASSEL GÖTTINGEN GMBH LICENCE PARTNER OF ENGEL & VÖLKERS RESIDENTIAL GMBH TEL. +49 561 703 40 00 E-MAIL KASSEL@ENGELVOELKERS.COM

materials. A living area spanning more than 50 m², six additional rooms, a kitchen and two bathrooms – one en suite – provide abundant space. Two rooms converted into living space and another bathroom on the lower ground floor complement the interiors on offer. A fireplace and terrace cater for warmth and enjoyment, an alarm for security, and a photovoltaic system for an almost self-sufficient power supply.


ENERGY PERFORMANCE CERTIFICATE: ENERGY CONSUMPTION CERTIFICATE/TOTAL FINAL ENERGY CONSUMPTION 74 kWh/m²a – ENERGY SOURCE: GAS – YEAR OF CONSTRUCTION: 2002 – ENERGY EFFICIENCY CLASS: B

Königstein

Elegant Family Home at Prime Address

T

his tasteful residence is situated in the heart of a beautiful neighbourhood. Almost all of its rooms boast fascinating views out over the scenic natural surroundings. The prestigious entrance hall leads through into a spacious living and dining area, complete with an open fireplace and an adjoining eat-in kitchen. The ceiling height of 3 m is one of the reasons for the special feel-good atmosphere throughout the interior.

GERMANY, HESSE PRICE EUR 2.9 MILL. INTERIOR APPROX. 389 m² LAND APPROX. 976 m² E&V ID W-01EI8H CONTACT KÖNIGSTEIN (DE) EUV TAUNUS GMBH LICENCE PARTNER OF ENGEL & VÖLKERS RESIDENTIAL GMBH TEL. +49 6174 959 00 E-MAIL KOENIGSTEIN@ENGELVOELKERS.COM

The large veranda and the additional terrace are perfect both for entertaining and for relaxing outdoors. Four bedrooms and three bathrooms are accommodated on the first floor. Further bedrooms are to be found on the lower ground level, which could also be used as a guest or office wing. This level also comprises a sauna, a very large utility room, various storage rooms, and direct access to the generously sized double garage.

165


PHOTOS: RALF BORGMANN – ENERGY PERFORMANCE CERTIFICATE: ENERGY REQUIREMENT CERTIFICATE/ TOTAL FINAL ENERGY REQUIREMENT 21.6 kWh/m²a – ENERGY SOURCE: AIR-HEATING PUMP – YEAR OF CONSTRUCTION: 2015 – ENERGY EFFICIENCY CLASS: A

Near Münster

Exclusive Architect-Designed Home on Dream Plot

T

his outstanding architect-designed house impresses at first sight due to its spacious proportions and its extremely high-quality and tasteful appointment. Floor-to-ceiling windows allow plenty of light to enter the living and dining area, which opens onto the generously sized terrace. A modern gas fireplace radiates a pleasant heat, creating a cosy ambience. The open plan kitchen with its exclusive built-in features

166

GERMANY, NORTH RHINE-WESTPHALIA PRICE EUR 825,000 INTERIOR APPROX. 231 m² LAND APPROX. 1,274 m² E&V ID W-0283TM CONTACT MÜNSTER (DE) EV MÜNSTERLAND GMBH LICENCE PARTNER OF ENGEL & VÖLKERS NRW GMBH TEL. +49 251 60 93 10 E-MAIL MUENSTER@ENGELVOELKERS.COM

and large island unit leaves absolutely nothing to be desired. The main ground level is complemented here by a study and guest WC. Meanwhile, the garden level offers three children’s rooms, a large master bedroom, and two superior bathrooms. The property also has a double garage and a small separate apartment. The plot, located on a southwest-facing slope, boasts extensive lawns and a well-designed garden.


PHOTOS: MICHAEL WEEGEN – ENERGY PERFORMANCE CERTIFICATE: ENERGY CONSUMPTION CERTIFICATE/ TOTAL FINAL ENERGY CONSUMPTION 75 kWh/m²a – ENERGY SOURCE: GAS – YEAR OF CONSTRUCTION: 2010 – ENERGY EFFICIENCY CLASS: B

Dinslaken

Construction as Craftsmanship

T

hat is the philosophy of the owner, who composed this luxurious property in its entirety, right from the exterior form through to its interior design. An impressive driveway leads up to the spectacular property, which enables horse owners to reside just next to their charges. The white brick main building, the guesthouse, the stables with 19 horse boxes, and the riding school all blend in perfectly with the idyllic

GERMANY, NORTH RHINE-WESTPHALIA PRICE EUR 3.85 MILL. INTERIOR APPROX. 590 m² LAND APPROX. 98,000 m² E&V ID W-028GHW CONTACT MÜLHEIM (DE) EV MÜLHEIM IMMOBILIEN GMBH LICENCE PARTNER OF ENGEL & VÖLKERS NRW GMBH TEL. +49 208 884 84 00 E-MAIL MUELHEIM@ENGELVOELKERS.COM

natural surroundings. The magnificent entrance hall with its superior marble floor leads through to an elegant living room, which features breathtaking views of the paddocks. Equipped to the highest standards throughout with a designer kitchen and designer bathrooms, as well as a private spa with a swimming pool, Whirlpool, solarium and gym, this residence represents a unique purchasing opportunity.

167


PHOTOS: ULRICH HETZERT – ENERGY PERFORMANCE CERTIFICATE: ENERGY REQUIREMENT CERTIFICATE/ TOTAL FINAL ENERGY REQUIREMENT 153.3 kWh/m²a – ENERGY SOURCE: GAS – YEAR OF CONSTRUCTION: 1957

Meerbusch-Büderich A Special Jewel

T

his delightful family property is particularly impressive for its location and the homely warmth that it exudes. Beautiful mature trees and bushes, and pretty gabled and lattice windows give this property an outward charm that is quite exceptional. This impression continues inside in the elegant entrance hallway. It leads through to the living room where large windows look out over the garden with its gorgeous flora

168

GERMANY, NORTH RHINE-WESTPHALIA PRICE EUR 1.495 MILL. INTERIOR APPROX. 183 m² LAND APPROX. 1,558 m² E&V ID W-028RFW CONTACT DÜSSELDORF-OBERKASSEL (DE) ENGEL & VÖLKERS NRW GMBH MASTER LICENCE PARTNER OF ENGEL & VÖLKERS RESIDENTIAL GMBH TEL. +49 211 557 18 88 E-MAIL DUESSELDORF@ENGELVOELKERS.COM

and fauna. The sumptuous comfort of the dining room, living room and library make these welcoming and appealing spaces in which to while away the hours. An elegant staircase leads to the first floor where the spacious private quarters comprise a number of rooms suitable for a variety of different uses. There is also the option available in this residence of converting the top attic level into additional living space.


PHOTOS: ULRICH HETZERT – ENERGY PERFORMANCE CERTIFICATE IS NOT AVAILABLE – LISTED FOR ITS HISTORIC SIGNIFICANCE – ENERGY SOURCE: GAS

Düsseldorf

Historic Property in Park Grounds in Meerbusch

E

nclosed in beautiful natural surroundings, just 15 minutes’ drive from the centre of Düsseldorf, this former court chamber of Castle Pesch is steeped in history. The listed palais dates back to the 18th century and has undergone extensive renovation. Together with the former castle chapel, it forms a unique ensemble. The interior space, spanning a total of some 470 m², is divided into approx. 290 m² in the

GERMANY, NORTH RHINE-WESTPHALIA PRICE EUR 4.2 MILL. INTERIOR APPROX. 960 m² LAND APPROX. 16,708 m² E&V ID W-01H32H CONTACT DÜSSELDORF-OBERKASSEL (DE) ENGEL & VÖLKERS NRW GMBH MASTER LICENCE PARTNER OF ENGEL & VÖLKERS RESIDENTIAL GMBH TEL. +49 211 557 18 88 E-MAIL DUESSELDORF@ENGELVOELKERS.COM

court chamber and approx. 180 m² on the upper level of the chapel. The exclusive indoor pool on the ground floor of the domed structure can be reached via the approx. 220 m² spa suite on the lower ground level, which also acts as a connecting wing. Historic details, beautifully proportioned rooms and a private English garden underline the grand character of this estate on the outskirts of the metropolis on the Rhine.

169


PHOTOS: ULRICH HETZERT – ENERGY PERFORMANCE CERTIFICATE: ENERGY REQUIREMENT CERTIFICATE/ TOTAL FINAL ENERGY REQUIREMENT 34 kWh/m²a – ENERGY SOURCE: GAS – YEAR OF CONSTRUCTION: 2014

Cologne

Splendid Mansion Next to Golf Course

T

his prestigious residence was built in 2014 directly alongside the picturesque course belonging to Cologne’s golf club. The grand and lofty entrance hallway features a sweeping staircase with a wrought iron balustrade. To the right there is an elevator, allowing residents to reach all levels of the property in absolute comfort. This space also gives on to the exclusive kitchen, a cloakroom, and a guest WC. The ground level also

170

GERMANY, NORTH RHINE-WESTPHALIA PRICE EUR 3.75 MILL. TOTAL FLOOR SPACE APPROX. 730 m² LAND APPROX. 815 m² E&V ID W-02948Q 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

hosts an approx. 101 m² living/dining area complete with an extra-large fireplace. Meanwhile, the first floor comprises four large rooms and two bathrooms. A balcony with beautiful views over the neighbouring fields and the golf course round off this level. The lower ground floor, which could be completely separated off from the rest of the property, features exceedingly spacious office rooms, in addition to a kitchen and bathroom.


ENERGY PERFORMANCE CERTIFICATE: ENERGY REQUIREMENT CERTIFICATE/ TOTAL FINAL ENERGY REQUIREMENT 99.5 kWh/m²a – ENERGY SOURCE: GAS – YEAR OF CONSTRUCTION: 1998

Heidelberg

Exclusive Living with Delightful Views

T

he architect-designed house on offer here is located in very peaceful and idyllic surroundings. On the edge of an idyllic nature reserve with splendid views stretching across the Rhine Valley, this property is the perfect place to enjoy the sunset on an evening. A gentle split-level living space with an adjoining conservatory offers abundant room and scope for versatile use and individual visions. The residence, which

GERMANY, BADEN-WÜRTTEMBERG PRICE EUR 1.19 MILL. INTERIOR APPROX. 240 m² LAND APPROX. 595 m² E&V ID W-028BE4 CONTACT HEIDELBERG (DE) EV-IMMOBILIEN HEIDELBERG GMBH LICENCE PARTNER OF ENGEL & VÖLKERS RESIDENTIAL GMBH TEL. +49 6221 338 36 80 E-MAIL HEIDELBERG@ENGELVOELKERS.COM

was renovated throughout in 2013, is also fitted with an exclusive, modern fitted kitchen. The top floor comprises a spacious bedroom with a dressing room, in addition to an en suite designer bathroom with freestanding bathtub. The open plan office space with a gallery could be turned into a separate guest or children’s bedroom. The property also benefits from a sizeable separate annexe on the garden level.

171


ENERGY PERFORMANCE CERTIFICATE: ENERGY CONSUMPTION CERTIFICATE/TOTAL FINAL ENERGY CONSUMPTION 141.4 kWh/m²a – ENERGY SOURCE: GAS – YEAR OF CONSTRUCTION: 2004 – ENERGY EFFICIENCY CLASS: E

Herbolzheim

Mediterranean-Style Country Residence in Prime Location

S

ituated at a prime address in Herbolzheim, this country house is spacious throughout. Solidly built as two separate residential units with a self-contained annexe, it enjoys a peaceful setting on a south-facing hill and has two balconies, a terrace, an outdoor seating area and a veranda. Generous parking is provided in the form of a double garage and a further four-car garage with direct access to the property. A passenger elevator

172

GERMANY, BADEN-WÜRTTEMBERG PRICE EUR 1.85 MILL. INTERIOR APPROX. 463 m² LAND APPROX. 1,100 m² E&V ID W-025U2G CONTACT ORTENAU (DE) HISS IMMOBILIEN GMBH LICENCE PARTNER OF ENGEL & VÖLKERS RESIDENTIAL GMBH TEL. +49 781 93 99 97 00 E-MAIL ORTENAU@ENGELVOELKERS.COM

means that the property is easily accessible. Highlights include air conditioning on the top floor, an open fireplace in the study, a spa with a sauna, shower and foot bath, a home gym, a wine cellar, an en suite master bedroom with a walk-in wardrobe, and a fitted kitchen. The property is also equipped with a security alarm. The large plot offers wonderful views of the nearby Kaiserstuhl Hills and the Vosges Mountains in nearby Alsace.


PHOTOS: WEISHEITINGER LÖRRACH – ENERGY PERFORMANCE CERTIFICATE IS NOT AVAILABLE – LISTED FOR ITS HISTORIC SIGNIFICANCE – ENERGY SOURCE: GAS – YEAR OF CONSTRUCTION: 1923

Kandern

GERMANY, BADEN-WÜRTTEMBERG PRICE EUR 2.69 MILL. INTERIOR APPROX. 630 m² LAND APPROX. 3,367 m² E&V ID W-027ZLU CONTACT LÖRRACH (DE) KINTZINGER SÜDBADEN WOHNIMMOBILIEN E.K.

efurbished with immense taste and quality, this beautiful property near Kandern Golf Course impresses with expansive modern interiors and magnificent, symmetrically landscaped park grounds. A splendid staircase leads from the bright rooms of the ground floor to the contemporary spaces on the first floor. Italian marble has been laid throughout the mansion. The first level comprises a bedroom suite with

a walk-in closet, a luxurious bathroom, an exclusive fitted kitchen, and light-flooded living spaces. The second floor plays host to more living rooms, complete with a kitchenette and bathroom that would make it suitable for conversion into a separate, self-contained apartment. Several parking spaces, a basement level partly converted into living space, and a small guesthouse with a solarium round off this quite exceptional estate.

Elegant Mansion Close to Golf Course

R

PROPRIETOR: CLAUS-JÖRG KINTZINGER LICENCE PARTNER OF ENGEL & VÖLKERS RESIDENTIAL GMBH TEL. +49 7621 167 98 70 E-MAIL LOERRACH@ENGELVOELKERS.COM

173


PHOTOS: ALEXANDER HEINRICHS – ENERGY PERFORMANCE CERTIFICATE IS NOT AVAILABLE – LISTED FOR ITS HISTORIC SIGNIFICANCE – ENERGY SOURCE: OIL – YEAR OF CONSTRUCTION: 1740

Altenbuch in Spessart

Luxurious Rural Living

T

his historic country estate offers exceptional and high-class living comfort in the heart of nature, as well as plenty of space for family and guests, plus horses or a vintage car collection. The unrivalled atmosphere and superb amenities would also be highly conducive to seminars or business meetings. The main house was lovingly renovated in 2003. The refurbished floorboards, the ceilings with some stucco elements,

174

GERMANY, BAVARIA PRICE EUR 970,000 INTERIOR APPROX. 450 m² LAND APPROX. 42,000 m² E&V ID W-01Z52K 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

the handcrafted windows and the magnificent wooden staircase in the hallway are just some of the property’s more memorable features. A cuboid annexe in the Bauhaus style was added in 2004 and marks a charming fusion of contemporary architecture with historic building techniques. Access to the A3 motorway is just 10 minutes away, while the cities of Frankfurt and Würzburg can be reached in approx. 50 minutes.


PHOTOS: WCP-CREATIV.DE/HARALD E. WOLF – ENERGY PERFORMANCE CERTIFICATE: ENERGY CONSUMPTION CERTIFICATE/ TOTAL FINAL ENERGY CONSUMPTION 113.32 kWh/m²a – ENERGY SOURCE: GAS – YEAR OF CONSTRUCTION: 2007 – ENERGY EFFICIENCY CLASS: D

Buchloe

GERMANY, BAVARIA PRICE EUR 1.68 MILL. E&V ID W-028HXY INTERIOR APPROX. 410 m² LAND APPROX. 2,444 m² CONTACT

Luxury Meets Understatement

LANDSBERG AM LECH (DE) EUV LANDSBERG-AMMERSEE IMMOBILIEN LICENCE PARTNER OF ENGEL & VÖLKERS RESIDENTIAL GMBH TEL. +49 8191 401 10 27 E-MAIL LANDSBERGAMLECH@ENGELVOELKERS.COM

iscreet on the outside and spectacular on the inside, this property has an unusual open plan yet visually separate layout. An elegant, high-end kitchen with its own terrace access gives on to the dining room, which in turn opens on to a large lounge with a designer fireplace. The en suite master bedroom and two further bedrooms with a central bathroom round off the amenities on the first floor. On the ground floor, which

opens to the garden, two light and airy rooms with a bathroom form another elegant space. One highlight is the approx. 8 m pool and sauna with a floor-to-ceiling glass frontage overlooking the garden that is a delight all year round. The pool also leads into the multi-functional pavilion complete with a meeting room. The architecture forms a seamless transition between the indoors and outdoors in this rare property.

D

175


ENERGY PERFORMANCE CERTIFICATE: ENERGY CONSUMPTION CERTIFICATE/TOTAL FINAL ENERGY CONSUMPTION 190.3 kWh/m²a – ENERGY SOURCE: GAS – YEAR OF CONSTRUCTION: 1964 – ENERGY EFFICIENCY CLASS: F

Lindau

Private Lakeside Access in Bad Schachen

S

ituated in a prime location in the Bad Schachen area of Lindau, this magnificent residence is situated directly on the shores of Lake Constance, and is a rare find indeed thanks not least to its idyllic park setting and its expansive size. The fully enclosed property, protected by electric gates, is reached along a picturesque driveway lined by an ancient avenue of trees, which underscores the prestigious character of this place.

176

GERMANY, BAVARIA PRICE EUR 8 MILL. INTERIOR APPROX. 370 m² LAND APPROX. 9,000 m² E&V ID W-028EMI CONTACT LINDAU (DE) SMW BODENSEE IMMOBILIEN GMBH & CO. KG LICENCE PARTNER OF ENGEL & VÖLKERS RESIDENTIAL GMBH TEL. +49 8382 94 79 70 E-MAIL LINDAU@ENGELVOELKERS.COM

Romantic pathways past the water lily pond and cosy seating areas lead to the charming house itself, as well as to the annexe with garages, an indoor swimming pool and caretaker’s apartment – all just a few metres from the lakefront. A bathhouse on the lake itself, which is reached via a small bridge, is another special highlight. A staircase descends from the lounge on the top floor to provide direct access to the lake.


PHOTOS: FUCHS – ENERGY PERFORMANCE CERTIFICATE: ENERGY CONSUMPTION CERTIFICATE/ TOTAL FINAL ENERGY CONSUMPTION 86.1 kWh/m²a – ENERGY SOURCE: OIL – YEAR OF CONSTRUCTION: 1890 – ENERGY EFFICIENCY CLASS: C

Feldkirchen-Westerham

Imposing Renovated Mansion from the Turn of the Century

S

et in beautiful parkland some 25 minutes south of Munich by car, this historic mansion reigns supreme in its tranquil location. The property dates back to the late 19th century and was fully and expertly renovated in 2011. The main house extends over three storeys and features an elevator for ease of access. The splendid living rooms and kitchen are situated on the ground floor, with a total of six bedrooms and

GERMANY, BAVARIA PRICE EUR 4.88 MILL. INTERIOR APPROX. 464 m² LAND APPROX. 7,328 m² E&V ID W-029AB2 CONTACT CHIEMSEE (DE) FIRMA KALLER LICENCE PARTNER OF ENGEL & VÖLKERS RESIDENTIAL GMBH TEL. +49 8051 96 74 60 E-MAIL CHIEMSEE@ENGELVOELKERS.COM

three bathrooms on the two higher levels. The slight slope of the plot means that the basement enjoys ample natural daylight. Here there is a guest wing, a sauna, and other additional rooms. The annexe comprises a garage with four parking spaces and a large guest apartment with a terrace. A water fountain and a garden pavilion nestle harmoniously in the parkland grounds, which are illuminated by solar lighting at dusk.

177


TRABANT

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


PHOTO: BOLON

CLOSE UP

BOLON BOOKS ADDRESSES PERSONAL

Three generations of Eklunds: Annica (l.) and Marie (above, r.) made the Bolon flooring company into a global design brand.


CLOSE UP OFFICES

Weaving the Future

Rag rugs go way back in Scandinavia, but there’s no reason floor coverings cannot be reinvented. After inheriting Swedish company Bolon, which their grandfather founded, Marie and Annica Eklund subjected the label’s image and products to a radical transformation. TEXT: Uta Abendroth PHOTOS: BOLON


Third generation: sisters Annica (left) and Marie Eklund produce woven vinyl flooring that’s both sustainable and design-oriented.

181


CLOSE UP OFFICES

2 1 Organic forms: Bolon Wave flooring tiles made of woven vinyl 2 NilsErik Eklund founded Bolon in Stockholm in 1949 3 Bolon uses safe materials for its vinyl. The usual phthalates have been replaced by plant-based softening agents 4 Monica and Lars Eklund took over the business in 1967 5 Design experiment: Thonet’s classic No. 209 bentwood chair with a cushion made of Bolon material 6 Bolon’s new recycling plant went into operation in 2014 – on the company’s own site in Ulricehamn, Sweden (between Gothenburg and Jönköping) 7 The blue-and-gray striped design is from a collection called Bolon By Jean Nouvel – No. 04 8 Lars Eklund, Marie and Annica’s father.

1

3

“Bolon isn’t just about flooring, it’s about lifestyle as well. But it goes without saying that we’ve got the right design for any architectural space you can think of.” 4

7

ANNICA EKLUND

5

8

6


G

tor, while her sister Marie, who is three years older, is in charge of the creative side. “We believe we can learn something from every single to discover the benefits of the Swedish viencounter. That attitude to life is part of our DNA: we’re just follownyl flooring for himself and his brand. In ing the example set by our parents and grandfather.” the mid-2000s, he used the firm’s prodBolon sells a unique product that makes a very independent design ucts to outfit not just his stores and a hotel statement. The special technology involves weaving different-colored but his own house and yacht as well, even warp and weft yarns to form a pattern – an art the Swedes master perchoosing Bolon’s woven synthetic floorfectly. The weft yarns can create glitter or mélange effects, while wool ing as a backdrop for catalogue photos of felt or yarns with shiny foils create surfaces with a three-dimensionArmani products. So how do the two go al character. Jean Nouvel loves the floor coverings: “Using Bolon is a together – Italian elegance and Swedish carpeting, luxury and downbit like choosing the fabric for a suit: it makes you want to look closeto-earthness? The answer lies in the Eklund family, or to be more prely and touch it. Bolon products have a very tactile quality – such fine cise, in the third generation of Bolon entrepreneurs. Sisters Annica weaves aren’t normally used for flooring. But that’s exactly what gives and Marie Eklund have been running the firm that was founded by the products their identity.” And that’s not all: the flatweaves are very their grandfather since 2003. hardwearing, easy to care for, breathable, water resistant and fast dryIn 1949, together with his business partner, Nils-Erik Eklund had ing. In retrospect, those are precisely the properties that explain the started out with a little weaving company in Stockholm. It was the success of the camping mats – and why, today, the woven flooring is sight of textile waste from a neighborused for stores, offices, hotels and ships. ing firm (garbage cans overflowing with Ultimately, vinyl is ideal for any location strips of brightly colored fabric) that gave that needs a hardwearing floor – which is him the idea of producing rag rugs – a also why, among architects, it is becoming an increasingly popular choice for decision that seems all the more progressive in view of the fact that the postwellness facilities, hospitals or schools. inyl is one of the oldest synthetwar economic boom had only just started and nobody had even heard of recycling ic materials of all. For many years back then. The company name is a refnow, the sisters have been manerence to these beginnings: Bolon was ufacturing the Bolon products without coined from the first and last letters of the use of phthalate softening agents, the words bomull (Swedish for cotton) and which are believed to have a negative imnylon. The next generation, the foundpact on health. In Ulricehamn, recycling er’s son Lars Eklund and his wife Monand environmental protection are part of ica, took over the helm in the 1960s. The the corporate philosophy. As a result, the couple loved camping, and it was this primachinery is not confined to looms for vate passion that provided the impetus for making rolls or tiles of woven vinyl but a very successful range extension: awnalso includes equipment such as the aging mats for campers, inspired by the glomerator. Any surplus materials that traditional Scandinavian rag rug, passed accumulate during the production prothrough the gates of the Bolon works in cess such as edge trimmings and yarns, their thousands. At the time, daughters as well as waste products from suppliMarie and Annica were adamant that ers, are chopped in a grinder before being mixed with new materials and fillers they would never join the family business: the two of them found flooring thorin the agglomerator, where everything is oughly boring. But in 2003, everything melted together and thus permanently changed. Marie ended her model career bonded. The result is a totally new raw Annica (left) and Marie Eklund, the granddaughters in Italy and Annica her equestrian show material that Bolon can use to make floorof Bolon’s founder, took over the firm in 2003 – and jumping days as a member of Sweden’s ing. As part of the firm’s sustainability have been doing things their own way ever since. national team. Bolon was an opportunity drive, recycled materials are to be used for a new beginning. Right from the outset, however, the sisters agreed in all its collections by the end of this year – regardless of whether that they would reposition the brand and ensure the products reflectthey’re by Italian fashion house Missoni, Jean Nouvel or the in-house ed their personal interests: fashion and design. design team. he discovery that Armani was using Bolon products came as a Once Annica and Marie had taken over the family concern, they began issuing regular invitations to friends and business partners – parthuge boost. If a creative of his calibre appreciates the qualities of our woven synthetic floor coverings, thought the sisters, there ly because they want to show their products off in an informal setting, must be potential we can develop. Time has proved them right. Today but also because it’s in keeping with their pronounced sense of family and hospitality. In 2014 the sisters opened the Lake House guesthouse Bolon’s flooring products are used by Mercedes and Adidas, Google, in Ulricehamn, followed by the Farm House in stables outside the Reebok, Hugo Boss and Chanel, as well as in beach clubs in Cannes, the Brenners Park-Hotel in Baden-Baden and on Aida cruise ships. town and the Villa La Madonna in Piedmont, Italy. But there’s much Top designers and architects like Giulio Cappellini from Italy and Jean more to it than special products; it’s about the family legacy as well. Nouvel from France create products for the company, which is now Marie Eklund explains the bond she feels with her family and Bolon: based in Ulricehamn, southern Sweden, or use its flatweaves made of “Because our parents always had complete trust and confidence in us, vinyl yarn for their own projects. “A lot of our success is due to the fact we could develop the company as we saw fit, without any limitations. that we’ve been collaborating with most of the people we work with As a result, Bolon started out as a very traditional flooring firm and for many years,” says Annica Eklund. She is Bolon’s managing direcevolved into a design brand with a lot of personality.” iorgio Armani is one of their biggest fans.

The fashion designer was among the first

V

T

www.gg-magazine.com

183


CLOSE UP KIP FORBES

conversation pieces that all five of us were in. They were painted by No. But of course two different artists. The artist who did the first two died and anothone never wants to embarrass anybody. And it was not like being a er one did the other two. The first two painting are fairly valuable. So Hearst or a Getty or a Rockefeller, it was a much more modest brand. who gets what and how do you cover the discrepancy? Then there were four paintings and we are five children. But there were sketches and But it boomed under my father. We saw that happen. Did you and your siblings ever go through difficult times together? Oh also a portrait of my mother. So we worked out a formula. We manyes. There can be divisive moments: when you are settling an estate aged. We did not need the lawyer. One of the portraits shows you all in the courtyard in the 1950s, anor when we made the decision to sell the majority interest of the comother one depicts you in the very room where we are sitting now. My pany. But that’s the point of meetings and why it’s important to keep parents bought this house when they were expecting me. It’s the house talking. When you make a decision you have to make sure that everyI was delivered to from the hospital. It has been a wonderful sense of one is on board. What helped you in really tough moments? When it came to the busicontinuity, not having changed my address once. We did everything ness we brought in outside mediators. They were a fabulous combihere. My parents were very laissez-faire compared to my friends’ parnation, one is a lawyer, one is a shrink. They were great at helping us ents. We used to play soccer in the front hall and there was a pingpong table over there. We were allowed to play havoc here, we made tunnels understand that this was a process. You cannot just rely on the informality of getting together. That institutionalized the idea that you need out of the sofa cushions, we always had friends over. This estate I into talk on a regular basis because then things herited outright. My father again thought you don’t accumulate. When it came time to divvy can’t chop it up. Just as Steve got the majority up the things in this house, our spouses could of shares, this was left to me. Everyone knew talk to us beforehand and say what they liked. this. My father did ask my youngest brother, because at that point he had one child and his But then it was just the five of us sitting in the house. We each had a list of ten things that wife was pregnant with another. But my brothwe particularly wanted. There was one painter said, you always promised that to Kip and I ing that was on three lists, so we had to draw don’t want it. Eventually we will probably put straws for that. After getting rid of everyone’s the house on the market, but right now there top 10 we started going through the house. is no urgency. Again, with a system in place: whoever went You seem very good at letting go. I have a first would be last the next time. We chose rewife who saw everything disappear from one moment to the next on one side of her famigardless of value. We had the appraisals, then we totalled everything up and in the end we ly. (GG: her mother was a Bismarck). It puts levelled it off with money. The five of us came things in perspective. up with that system. It was based on knowDo all your siblings still live close by? Not anying which problems our parents had had with more. Number 2 brother retired and is living their own siblings, especially my mother, who in Palm Beach. My oldest brother is just down barely spoke to one of her sisters. Our parents the road. Number 4 brother has a house not too far away. My sister is in Pennsylvania. had said: you all have to figure out a way to do You refer to each other by numbers? It makes it. So we thought of a system that was imparthings easier. But when we talk to each other, tial. Being able to work formulas like this out is very important for family comity. We are we say our names. The busy Forbes VP is also chairman of lucky because all five of us were from the same You are an expert on Napoleon III. How are American Friends of the Louvre and sits on parents. It gets more complicated when there the Forbes different from the Bonapartes? I the board of the Ellis Island Foundation. cannot think of too many points of overlap. are halves involved. It’s far more nuanced and My grandfather was short, so I suppose he and Napoleon had that in complex the more often one’s parents have married and the more excommon. And he created a successful business. My father did not suctended even the immediate family is. So your parents made you aware of potential problems early on. Yes. ceed in quite that way: none of us got to be king. My grandfather left equal shares in a way that made life difficult, When people collect, there is this adrenalin rush. Do you still feel whereas my father left us all very generous pieces of the company but that? Oh yes. Even as we speak there is an object coming up. The othleft more voting stock to Steve (and if something had happened to him, er day I did break down. A painting by Sir Edwin Landseer, who was it would have been Tim, my youngest brother) so that somebody was amongst Queen Victoria’s favorites. What about Fabergé auctions? I still find them interesting. Mr. Vekclearly in charge of running the business. Being fair is not necessarily the best way to move a company to the next generation. So Steve selberg (the Russian billionaire who bought the Forbes collection) had a controlling vote. Even if four of us disagreed, somebody had to kindly invited me to be on the board of his museum and I thought it would be nice to be involved with the eggs again. To be able to see make a decision. It was not something we found out about in a lawthe babes again! yer’s office after our father died, we always knew. And we understood But you no longer feel the urge to own them? No, one does not really the reasoning behind it. If anything had happened to Steve, Tim was own anything. One is the temporary curator. A trustee for a time. Great obviously the most qualified to decisively run the business. You were not interested in it at all? I had no competence to run the art will live much longer. Even Balleroy, it belonged to the same family business. Even in ad sales I could be charming but I was not a very for 300 years and now we have owned it for 50 years. But who owns the good closer. The more candid one is and the more transparency there mountains in Colorado? Who owns Mount Rushmore? They are there for eternity. To have had the privilege to be the custodian is amazing. is, the easier. We are lucky that it worked. Was everyone totally hapHow long had you been collecting? From my earliest days. Coins and py? No. But there were no surprises. I could not argue that I could run stamps and comic books, and from there to Napoleon III. He was a lifethe company better. It was Steve’s passion. One of the remaining issues that could have been contentious recently was family portraits, long addiction until I went cold turkey. It really is a catharsis. It’s good. Continued from page 47

184

www.gg-magazine.com

TEXT: STEFFI KAMMERER, PHOTO: RETO GUNTLI

Did you feel an obligation to live up to the name?


gg-magazine.com

PERSONALITIES | TRAVEL | OFFICES | PRIME PROPERTIES

PHOTOS: MARK SEELEN (9), ULI WEBER (1), DOUGLAS FRIEDMAN/ TRUNK ARCHIVE (2), NINA STRUVE (1)

Visit our website for more pictures and videos, and to take out a subscription


WE IMAGINE. WE DESIGN. WE CREATE.

There is a great story behind every event.

Rome - Milan - Dubai www.palazzigas.com info@palazzigas.com


Unique Elegant Noble jorel Design: Philipp Mainzer


Pure elegance and noble materials. Displaying a clear, architectural form, jorel combines visual art and function. As a sideboard in reduced design, based on the fine composition of geometrical shapes and irregular partitions, jorel harmonises perfectly with your style and your home. www.interluebke.com


Alessandro Biamonti, niggli, approximately € 30

A new slant on storage: The “Hash” bookshelf made of powdered steel is very versatile thanks to its variable modules. By Line Studio, price on request.

A collection of stunning failures: on 192 pages, Biamonti provides 25 examples of contemporary projects that architects and clients alike have made a royal mess of. In the middle of China, there’s a half-finished version of Paris; the abandoned Japanese island Hashima has featured in a James Bond movie; and near Beijing, a Disneyland-inspired theme park called Wonderland has been left to rot.

Molly Erman, Dovetail, approximately $ 20

Finally! A survival guide to office life. In this book, Molly Erman shares the knowledge she acquired in countless hours spent between the computer and the communal kitchen during ten years working in NYC. Her tips range from never sending passive-aggressive emails and how to do an office workout (using documents as weights) to falling in love with somebody from work. (It’s better not to, she says, but you already guessed that, right?)

Douglas Gordon, Kerber, € 38, book of the film

VISUAL FEAST Contemporary Food Staging and Photography

BOOK

Jonas Mekas is a filmmaker and artist who counted Andy Warhol and John Lennon among his inner circle. But before all that he lived another, much darker life. This is what interests video artist Douglas Gordon. His film about Mekas’ fight for survival before and after 1944 is making its debut at the Documenta 14 in Kassel and tells the story of the time Mekas spent in a labor camp and DP camp in Germany, as well as his subsequent emigration to New York.

TIP

PERSONAL PROJECT

Photography | Styling

SARAH ILLENBERGER

Gestalten, Gestalten, approximately € 40

Don’t play with your food is something all parents say to their children. But luckily it’s a different story with this coffee-table book. It contains 240 pages of exquisite food-related still lifes, photo collages and installations. Works like those of German artist Sarah Illenberger or British photographer Jess Bonham provide a rich but easily digestible feast for the eyes. Bon appétit!

Christopher Taylor, Kehrer, € 44

Christopher Taylor’s Steinholt is a house in the little Icelandic fishing village of Þórshöfn. This remote northeastern corner of the country is the kind of place you only go if you know somebody. The author and his wife inherited the property – the beginning of a journey through a house, a village, its natural surroundings and the story of an Icelandic family. The upmarket volume contains 160 pages of analogue black-and-white photos full of melancholy and longing.

Stefan Bitterle, teNeues, approximately € 50

This 260-page book recalls the days when traveling was an arduous adventure. We embark on a journey through the 19th and 20th centuries. A time when the word tourism had just been coined, suitcases couldn’t have been heavier, and journeys were a life experience. We find ourselves traveling on the Orient Express, to St. Moritz, along Route 66 or aboard a steam liner heading for the USA, with Marlene Dietrich as a traveling companion. Have you booked yet?

190

www.gg-magazine.com

TEXT: FRIDA CRUZ, PHOTOS: SARAH ILLENBERGER (1), © JOHN KOBAL FOUNDATION/GETTY IMAGES (1), © ARCHIVE PHOTOS/GETTY IMAGES (1)

224


     

   

   

           

   


CLOSE UP ADDRESSES

COVER PHOTO: CHRISTOPHER STURMAN/ TRUNK ARCHIVE,

www.christophersturman.com www.trunkarchive.com

WELCOME

EDITOR’S LETTER page 10 GABRIELA HEARST, www.gabrielahearst.com

PLAYGROUND TRAVEL page 20

AIR NEW ZEALAND, www.airnewzealand.co.nz ART DECO TRUST, www.artdeconapier.com BAY OF MANY COVES, www.bayofmanycoves.co.nz

BLACK ROBIN TRANSPORT, www.blackrobintransport.co.nz

BLUE PENGUINS, www.bluepenguins.co.nz CAPE KIDNAPPERS, www.capekidnappers.com

CHARD FARM, www.chardfarm.co.nz CLOUDY BAY, www.cloudybay.co.nz CRAGGY RANGE, www.craggyrange.com EMIRATES, www.emirates.com FIELD & GREEN, www.fieldandgreen.co.nz FISHBONE, www.fishbonequeenstown.co.nz FOOD AT WHAREPUKE, www.foodatwharepuke.co.nz

GIBBSTON VALLEY WINERY, www.gibbstonvalley.com

HULBERT HOUSE, www.hulberthouse.co.nz HUNTER-GATHERER TOURS, www.thecheeseweb.com/hunter-gatherer

JACKSON ESTATE, www.jacksonestate.co.nz JERVOIS, www.jervoisqueenstown.co.nz

KAURI CLIFFS, www.kauricliffs.com MARLBOROUGH TOUR COMPANY, www.marlboroughtourcompany.co.nz

MATAKAURI LODGE, www.matakaurilodge.com

MIA DINING, www.miadining.co.nz OMAKA AHC, www.omaka.org.nz PENTHOUSE EICHARDT’S, www.eichardts.com/penthouse

PEREGRINE, www.peregrinewines.co.nz SERESIN, www.seresin.co.nz SOUNDS CONNECTION, www.soundsconnection.com

TE PAPA TONGAREWA, www.tepapa.govt.nz

THE LANDING, www.thelandingnz.com THE MALBOROUGH LODGE, www.themarlboroughlodge.co.nz

WELLINGTON, NZ, www.wellingtonnz.com WET JACKET, www.wetjacket.nz/our-wines WHAREKAUHAU, www.wharekauhau.co.nz WHITEBAIT, www.white-bait.nz ZEST FOOD TOURS, www.zestfoodtours.co.nz

ART & DESIGN page 26 FÄRG & BLANCHE, www.fargblanche.com GUFRAM, www.gufram.it LUMINOUS, www.luminous.gr NAME GLO, www.name-glo.com SKETCH.INC, sketchinc.bigcartel.com

INTERVIEW page 28 ERCOL, www.ercol.com

WOMAN page 30 ALEXANDRE BIRMAN, www.alexandrebirman.com

ANYA HINDMARCH, www.anyahindmarch.com

BHLDN, www.bhldn.com DERING HALL, www.deringhall.com DOLCE & GABBANA, www.dolcegabbana.de

EYEKO, www.eyeko.com GUCCI, www.gucci.com JOY UNWRAP, www.joyunwrap.com LACOSTE, www.lacoste.com RAY-BAN, www.ray-ban.com TAMARA COMOLLI, www.tamaracomolli.com

VISO, www.visoinc.com

MAN page 32 ADIDAS, www.adidas.de DEBLON SPORTS, www.deblonsports.com DOVETAIL, www.dovetail.press ERMENEGILDO ZEGNA, www.zegna.com GLOBE, www.globebrand.com JAWBONE, www.jawbone.com NUTCASE, www.nutcasehelmets.com PAOLO LILLUS, www.paolo-lillus.com RXBAR, www.rxbar.com TANGRAM, www.tangramfactory.com TECHNOGYM, www.technogym.com TECKELL, www.teckell.com

LOOK page 34 ANABELLA VIVAS, www.anabellavivas.com

CHRISTIAN FISCHBACHER, www.fischbacher.com

DELIUS KLASING VERLAG, www.delius-klasing.de

DOSSOFIORITO, www.dossofiorito.com DUY ANH NHAN DUC, www.duyanhnhanduc.com

EVRGREEN, www.evrgreen.de JEAN HUANG, www.jean-huang.space MICRO MATTER, www.micro-matter.com PATRIK MUFF, www.patrikmuff.com PUNTA PORTEGO, www.puntaportego.com

AT HOME

KIP FORBES page 38 KIP FORBES, www.forbes.com

GABRIELA HEARST page 48 GABRIELA HEARST, www.gabrielahearst.com

DUKE OF ARGYLL page 54 DUKE OF ARGYLL, www.inveraray-castle.com

CLOSE UP OFFICES page 180

BOLON, www.bolon.com

BOOKS page 190 DOVETAIL, www.dovetail.press NIGGLI, www.niggli.ch/en/ GESTALTEN, shop.gestalten.com KEHRER, www.kehrerverlag.com LINE STUDIO, linestudio.com.ua TENEUES, www.buecher-teneues.de

PERSONAL page 194 TABANLIOĞLU ARCHITECTS, www.tabanlioglu.com

Eichardt’s Private Hotel. The annex pierces the lakeside promenade like the tip of a spear. Its ground floor houses a Louis Vuitton boutique, the upper floor contains office space and Eichardt’s Penthouse, which is decorated like a private apartment and can be rented for ten thousand dollars a night. On the morning of my last day, I was scheduled to take a helicopter ride across the fjords in the west of the island. Sadly, the trip was cancelled due to low stratus. So the Matakauri Lodge, roughly 10 minutes by car from Queenstown, was my last stop in this exciting country. Decorated in alpine chic, but with real Picassos on the walls, the lodge fits in well with its mountainous surroundings. Over lunch, the manager Emanuel Grosch, who is originally from Munich, told me a Maori tale about the ueenstown used to have a reputation warrior Matakauri, after whom the lodge as the center of back-packing and is named. Matakauri freed his beloved from the clutches of a lake giant, killing adventure tourism; bungee jumpToday, The Landing, where the first Europeans ing was invented nearby. Nowadays, an arrived in the early 19th century, is in private owner- the giant in the process. But buried deep ship and boasts four villas on 400 hectares of land. increasing number of high-end tourist in the lake, the giant’s heart is said to be lodges are opening up in and around the city. I met up with architect still beating because the waters of the lake rise and fall by several cenMichael Wyatt who showed me around this small, vibrant and very timeters in twelve-minute intervals. walkable town. Over the last 30 years, Wyatt has developed countless The set menu – a confit of Aoraki salmon, variations of Merino lamb and a yogurt and apple parfait with meringue – was Michelin star-worbuildings in Queenstown. There is one in almost every street. His apthy. It felt a bit like a meal for a condemned person, someone about to proach: don’t distort the character of the city, stick to two or three-story buildings made of local materials, and always give them special embark on 26 hours of air travel back to Paris. Time enough to take a architectural features. He calls this “breaking the scale.” His masdecision. You’re in my heart, Aotearoa, land of the long white cloud – terpiece is the modern annex of the recently renovated, Neoclassical as New Zealand is called in Maori. I will be back! Continuted from page 23

one of the numerous fish farms, where I was invited to sample a smoked variety of New Zealand salmon, said to be the world’s best. The next morning, I left for Queenstown. The last two days still lay ahead, but my fascination with this country was to intensify even more. Hulbert House, a Victorian villa built in 1888 and totally renovated by a Japanese investor in 2016, has six guest rooms. The villa is located on the shores of 80-kilometer long, 400-meter deep Lake Wakatipu. Its interior design is retro and eclectic; its carpets feature Japanese motifs. The region is shielded from the chilly western winds by the Southern Alps. In the summertime, it is thus roughly two degrees warmer than on North Island. In winter, it has been known to snow here.

192

www.gg-magazine.com

TEXT + PHOTO: EVA MÜLLER-MAY

Q


is published four times a year by GRUND GENUG Verlag und Werbe GmbH

PUBLISHING COMPANY

GRUND GENUG Verlag und Werbe GmbH, Stadthausbrücke 5, 20355 Hamburg, Germany, represented by managing directors Christian Evers and Mirko Hewecker

EDITORIAL ADDRESS

Stadthausbrücke 5, 20355 Hamburg, Germany, Tel. +49 40 36 13 11 40, Fax +49 40 36 13 11 44, info@gg-magazine.com, www.gg-magazine.com

PUBLISHER

CHRISTIAN VÖLKERS

EDITORIAL TEAM

INTERNATIONAL AND LOCAL

Editor-in-Chief MICHAELA CORDES michaela.cordes@gg-magazine.com Creative & Visual Director JANINE WEITENAUER janine@janineweitenauer.com Senior Editor STEFFI KAMMERER steffi.kammerer@gg-magazine.com Layout International MARIA MUNDT, MONG TING ZHU info@janineweitenauer.com Layout Local ANNA GEHRMANN-PHILIPPI anna.gehrmann-philippi@gg-magazine.com

Editor-at-Large & Head of Local UTA ABENDROTH uta.abendroth@gg-magazine.com Managing Editor ALEXANDER HALTER alexander.halter@gg-magazine.com Editorial Coordinator & Online Manager JANINA REEGER janina.reeger@gg-magazine.com

Translations (Editorial & Real Estate)

CAROLINE ROTT (ES), SUSANA SILVA OLLET (ES), CATHERINE B. FISCHER (FR), MARIE-CHRISTINE FISCHER (FR), RACHEL KRETZ (EN), ROBERT SMALES (EN), KATJA ISELER (IT), JAN WILLEM PAPO (NL), ALEX VALK (NL)

Contributors to this issue

MARK C. O’FLAHERTY, FRIDA CRUZ, GERALD GOHLER, RETO GUNTLI, SUSANNE KALOFF, EVA MÜLLER-MAY, KRISTIN SCHMIDT-SUMERA, SINJA SCHWARZ, MARK SEELEN, CHRISTOPHER STURMAN, IRINA VON GAGERN

Responsible as defined by German press law MICHAELA CORDES, STADTHAUSBRÜCKE 5, 20355 HAMBURG, GERMANY

ADVERTISING

EV Media GmbH, Alsterufer 16, 20354 Hamburg, Germany, Tel. +49 40 607 71 93-0, Fax +49 40 607 71 93-19, represented by managing directors Maximilian Knüppel and Armin Roth

Responsible for the advertising section ARMIN ROTH, Tel. +49 40 607 71 93-11 armin.roth@ev-media.com Advertising National URS HOLEWA, Tel. +49 40 607 71 93-14 urs.holewa@ev-media.com MONIKA SCHIFFMANN, Tel. +49 40 607 71 93-16 monika.schiffmann@ev-media.com JULIAN BARG, Tel. +49 40 607 71 93-15 julian.barg@ev-media.com GG Frankfurt IOANA ANDREI, Tel. +49 151 50 66 66 98 ia@minemedia.eu

Advertising International MAXIMILIAN KNÜPPEL, Tel. +49 40 607 71 93-12 maximilian.knüppel@ev-media.com Italy MARCELLO PICASSO, Tel. +39 335 785 40 08 marcello.picasso@ev-media.com Spain BRADLEY TELLERIA, TEL. +34 639 43 61 26 bradley.telleria@ev-media.com France DANIJEL PERIC, TEL. +49 40 607 71 93-18 danijel.peric@ev-media.com

REAL ESTATE ADVERTISING PRESENTED BY ENGEL & VÖLKERS INTERNATIONAL AND LOCAL

Manager Coordination and Design Classic INKEN BECKER inken.becker@gg-magazine.com Layout and Coordination Advertorial International SASKIA HERRMANN saskia.herrmann@engelvoelkers.com Coordination New Home SASKIA HERRMANN saskia.herrmann@engelvoelkers.com GG Hamburg Publishers NICLAS GYLLENSVÄRD* AND PHILIP BONHOEFFER* UND PHILIPP NIEMANN Advertising & Coordination JORID SCHRÖDER jorid.schroeder@engelvoelkers.com *Managing directors of E+V Hamburg Immobilien GmbH

Layout Classic Belgium/France CAROLINE DE ROBIANO caroline.derobiano@gg-magazine.com Layout Classic Local ANNA GEHRMANN-PHILIPPI anna.gehrmann-philippi@gg-magazine.com Administration Classic ARIANE KIENAST-VON EINEM ariane.kienast-voneinem@gg-magazine.com GG Berlin Publishers CHRISTIAN VÖLKERS, RACKHAM F. SCHRÖDER* AND NICOLAS JEISSING* Advertising Manager RACKHAM F. SCHRÖDER rackham.schroeder@engelvoelkers.com Advertising and Coordination ANKE FORTKAMP anke. fortkamp@engelvoelkers.com *Managing directors of Engel & Völkers Commercial Berlin GmbH & Co. KG

GG Madrid Publisher PALOMA PÉREZ BRAVO paloma.perez@engelvoelkers.com Marketing Manager ELENA CISNEROS elena.cisneros@engelvoelkers.com GG Barcelona Publisher ORIOL CANAL Marketing Manager CRISTINA LAMELA cristina.lamela@engelvoelkers.com

GG Rome Publisher MARCO ROGNINI Advertising and Coordination ALESSANDRO BELTRAME alessandro.beltrame@engelvoelkers.com GG Frankfurt Publishers OLIVER GRIPP AND DAVID SCHMITT Advertising and Coordination DAVID SCHMITT david.schmitt@engelvoelkers.com

GG Munich/Kitzbühel Publisher FLORIAN FREYTAG-GROSS AND WOLFGANG BÖHM Advertising & Coordination BARBARA RUTZEN barbara.rutzen@engelvoelkers.com

SALES

INTERNATIONAL AND LOCAL

License Partner Support Manager INKEN BECKER inken.becker@gg-magazine.com Deutscher Pressevertrieb Network GmbH, Düsternstraße 1, 20355 Hamburg, Germany, Tel. +49 40 37 84 50, Fax +49 40 378 45 50 00, www.dpv-network.de Administration and Subscriptions ARIANE KIENAST-VON EINEM ariane.kienast-voneinem@gg-magazine.com Administrator HELENA MICHALKE helena.michalke@gg-magazine.com interabo GmbH, Postfach 10 32 45, 20022 Hamburg, Germany, Tel. +49 40 23 67 04 56, Fax +49 40 23 67 02 00, grundgenug@interabo.de

PRODUCTION

MICHAELA MÖLLENBECK moellenbeck@bertheau-druck.de, INKEN BECKER inken.becker@gg-magazine.com, ALEXANDER HALTER alexander.halter@gg-magazine.com

Digital Prepress bertheau druck GmbH, info@bertheau-druck.de, Tel. +49 4321 952 67 60

PRINTING

INTERNATIONAL AND LOCAL

NEEF + STUMME premium printing GmbH & Co. KG, Alter Wall 55, 20457 Hamburg, Germany, Tel. +49 40 37 84 50, Fax +49 40 70 70 99 70 Spain USA Rotocobrhi S.A., Ronda de Valdecarrizo 13, 28760 Tres Cantos, Spain Tel. +971 4 448 40 00, Fax +971 4 448 41 11

Dual Printing Inc., 340 Nagel Drive, Cheektowaga, NY 14225 Tel. +1 71 66 84 38 25, Fax +1 71 66 84 38 28

SUBSCRIPTIONS INTERNATIONAL

An annual subscription of four issues costs € 20 (incl. free delivery) plus 7% VAT (Germany only). International prices on request. Subscriptions will be renewed for a further year unless cancelled in writing six weeks prior to expiry. Reproduction of any content requires written permission from the publisher. Care has been taken to produce this magazine with as much accuracy as possible, nevertheless, no liability shall be accepted for factual errors, advice given or misprints. Furthermore, no liability shall be accepted for accuracy or completeness of property descriptions and specifications, as these are not produced in-house. Nor shall liability be accepted for non-availability of properties featured in this magazine. A commission shall be charged on all properties with the exception of those marked with a “P.” ISSN 0941-5203, GG · No. 4/17 · 29th year.

MANAGEMENT CHRISTIAN EVERS, MIRKO HEWECKER

The next issue of GG comes out November 24, 2017 www.gg-magazine.com

193


TEXT: UTA ABENDROTH; PHOTOS: TABANLIOGLU ARCHITECTS © 2017

odernist architects pursued one vision:

they wanted to rebuild entire cities in the countryside. Roughly 100 years later, the opportunity presented itself: international greats like Lord Norman Foster and Manfredi Nicoletti have already designed buildings for Astana, the ever-expanding capital of Kazakhstan located on the wide-open steppes. This year, the city hosts the Expo world fair, which required further new buildings – such as a railway station. The contract for the latter project was won by Istanbul-based Tabanlıo g˘ lu Architects. Their design combines transportation, public spaces, sidewalks and a park. The roof of the building consists of three continuous, wave-shaped metal plates complemented by glass segments. The self-supporting structure is made of lightweight steel and mirrors the direction of the railway tracks below it. Because of the extreme climatic conditions in Astana, the building is primarily designed as a shelter from the elements. Murat Tabanlıog˘ lu says: “To me, good architecture entails buildings being very well integrated into their surroundings and into the city in general. And of course, people also have to be comfortable in them.”

M

Structural splendor

Striking: Murat Tabanlıoğlu (left) and Melkan Gürsel of Tabanlıoğlu Architects designed a new railway station in Astana, Kazakhstan.

CLOSE UP

PERSONAL


Inspirations BY VARTIAN

SKY RED | YOU AND ME COLLECTION BY VARTIAN

Our source of inspiration are the impressions that our world has to offer in all its variety – such as the colours of Nepal, classic carpet patterns and 21st century art. A carpet is more than just an item of furniture to us. It stands for individuality, wellbeing and harmony. We see it as a connecting element in a room. A handmade piece of art for the fifth wall, the floor.

CUSTOM TAILORED TIBETAN CARPETS WWW.VARTIAN-CARPETS.COM


BAIA

www.armaniroca.com

GG Magazine 04/17 (english)  
GG Magazine 04/17 (english)  

Kip Forbes, Gabriela Hearst, Duke of Argyll...