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RATTAN MOVES BEYOND THE BEACH HOUSE
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WELCOME TO OUR SUMMER ISSUE OF RESIDE elcome to our signature print publication of extraordinary listings throughout the Twin Cities. We are grateful to be a part of this community and pride W ourselves on facilitating the dream of property ownership in this unique part of
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WHAT’S NEW IN ART, ARCHITECTURE, AND DESIGN CONTEMPORARY LANDSCAPES, PARTY BARNS, AND BESPOKE HOME COCKTAIL BARS ARE ALL THE RAGE
painters are telling stories that reach far beyond stars, sky, and Lsea;andscape backyard barns are playing host to elaborate get-togethers; and custom cocktail bars are serving drinks in style at home. Here are the latest trends in art, architecture, and design.
Bennett’s inspiration, for the most part, comes from her own life and observations, including things she has read and watched. “The scenes usually percolate in my imagination,” she says. She’s more interested in depicting a scene that makes viewers wonder than in painting a setting purely for its aesthetic appeal.
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In the hands of contemporary artists, landscapes—which for centuries have served as voyeuristic travelogues of exotic locales—are pushing traditional boundaries. From edgy scenes to outright abstractions, these new works have become settings for imaginative interpretations and narratives that allow viewers to see the world in a vastly different way. Amy Bennett, whose studio is in Cold Spring, N.Y., sees herself as an omniscient narrator, an explorer not of the geographic terrain but of inner themes such as “isolation, family, time, and the difficulty of knowing and relating to one another.” Her works, which she says offer a “God’s eye view,” start with a realistic miniature 3-D model that serves as a still life as well as a stage set. For Small Changes Every Day, a 48-inch by 60-inch agrarian-themed oil painting, she created an eight-squarefoot model that ultimately featured over 500 structures that she cut out of wood and painted by hand. The models, which she often takes apart so she can reuse pieces for future works, allow her to control everything from lighting and poses to colors and to remove walls and “peer into places I don’t belong.”
The trend for party barns, Glick adds, took off in high gear when people were forced to stay home during the pandemic. “Typically, they are a labor of love for the owners,” he says. “And we end up being invited to the first big event, which is always fun.” DESIGN
Bespoke backyard barns, which are being built to host big events as well as private parties in primary residences, are expanding the concept and physical boundaries of the traditional family room. “They serve multiple uses,” says Daniel K. Glick, founder and partner of B&D Builders, an award-winning barnbuilding company based in Paradise, Pa. “People are drawn to spending time in a barn structure because of the inherent feelings of comfort and relaxation the atmosphere naturally provides.” He notes that the company’s barns, which typically are made of Douglas fir, include accent beams, wall paneling, and furniture crafted from reclaimed wood. They also feature hand-forged hardware, and are used for everything from largescale charity events to family reunions and weddings to yoga studios, basketball and tennis courts, and art studios. In some cases, existing barns are renovated. For a private historic estate in Chester Springs, Pa., B&D Builders was commissioned to reimagine a working barn as an events space that features heated floors, a full kitchen, restrooms fashioned out of old horse stalls, a guest suite, a bar, several seating areas, and fireplaces.
Sophisticated and glamorous, the bespoke cocktail bar has taken up residence in the private abode. “Clients want the option to entertain more from home without forgoing the fun or luxury of a night out,” says Emma Green, whose namesake interior design firm is based in London. “They are using them to reward themselves with a drink at the end of a stressful day or busy week and as a reason to have their guests in their best room, which is often the living room, and to create something of a spectacle.” The cocktail bars offer sparkle power to new and old homes alike. Outfitted with illuminated mirrors and glass shelves that showcase glittering collections of cut-crystal bottles and drinks glasses, they are comfortably inhabiting alcoves, including those on each side of the fireplace, and hallways adjacent to public rooms. “I tend to design the bars to be a feature in themselves,” Green says. “Who wants to hide a gorgeous cocktail cabinet away?” Called into action for before-dinner aperitifs and after-dinner cocktails, they often feature a refrigerator/freezer that promptly produces ice cubes as well as a small sink for washing all those lemons.
Opposite page, clockwise, from top: A barn renovated by B&D Builders; a cocktail bar by Emma Green Design; Amy Bennett’s Camp, 18 by 24 inches, oil on panel, 2020.
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POSTMODERNISM: WHERE HISTORY AND HUMOR MEET
ost architectural styles and eras can easily be defined by specific shared hallmarks—for instance, a certain M column, building material, or floor plan that reliably shows
A postmodern-style home for sale in Miami Beach, Fla., shown at right, has modern design, organic touches, and extensive landscaping.
up in every home. With postmodern properties, however, knowing exactly what to expect from these homes isn’t quite so straightforward. As the name implies, postmodern architecture emerged as a response to the rigid standards of 20th-century modernism. “The clue is in the name, ‘postmodernism,’” says Owen Hopkins, director of the Farrell Centre at Newcastle University and author of the 2020 book, Postmodern Architecture: Less is a Bore. “It defined itself against modernism and the architectural orthodoxy that held sway for the previous 50 years.” “If modernism was about form over function, antidecoration, and distilling architecture to some kind of platonic ideal, postmodernism was its antithesis,” Hopkins adds. “It was about re-engaging in the modern world and pop culture, and a revival of ornaments, meaning, symbolism, color, and references to create a sort of culturally aware form of architecture that reflected this new spirit of the 1970s and particularly the ’80s.”
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THE STYLE FLOURISHED IN THE 1980S AS A RESPONSE TO RIGID MID - CENTURY DESIGN STANDARDS
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This Miami Beach, Fla., postmodern-style home, shown at top and bottom right, has many artistic flourishes throughout and was designed in 2017 by architect Rene Gonzalez.
How this sensibility shows up in practice can vary significantly from architect to architect and building to building, with postmodern features ranging from bright pastel colors to unorthodox shapes to overtly humorous touches, such as the giant sculpture of binoculars by artists Claes Oldenburg and Coosje van Bruggen over the entrance of a 1991 Frank Gehrydesigned office building in Los Angeles. A willingness to mix and match different architectural styles and eras is another hallmark of postmodern design. “Postmodernism was really a reaction to the modernist style, which was very stripped down and minimalist and didn’t have historical features that had been in architecture for hundreds of years,” says Andrew Wolfram, AIA, a principal at San Francisco-based architecture firm TEF Design. “With postmodernism, architects were looking at how to bring back cultural references and references to our past. Different architects approached it in very different ways—some used exaggerated classical columns or other features, some did it in a more subtle, ‘inside joke’ kind of way.” “The biggest thing about postmodernism,” Wolfram adds, “is the eclecticism of the ideas that were introduced, these little clues that would tell you that architecture has this long history. Maybe we’ll have some Gothic arches, but we’re still using modern materials.” While many of the most well-known and eye-popping examples of postmodern design are found in commercial architecture such as office towers and museums, the movement spread into the world of residential homes, as well, and is often manifested as a balance between modern and more classic touches. 10
“[Architect] Robert A.M. Stern was probably one of the biggest proponents of residential postmodernism,” Wolfram says. “His work [in this period] was postmodern and very classical, sometimes in a very literal way where you couldn’t tell if this building was built recently or 150 years ago.”
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Kimberly Cammarata of Daniel Gale Sotheby’s International Realty says postmoderns are popular in the tony Hamptons communities “and a lot of people prefer postmodern versus a straight-up modern property.” The reason is largely because the houses feel warmer than their
modern counterparts, and people like the pitched roofs (as opposed to the more contemporary flat versions), as well as wooden floors and natural textures that feature in many of them. A current listing in Miami Beach, Fla., serves as further proof of just how dramatically homes that are considered postmodern can vary. The three-bedroom, $15.15 million property was built in 2017 by architect Rene Gonzalez and blends a mix of modern design with organic touches and extensive landscaping. “Rene designed something very unique,” says agent Anna Sherrill of ONE Sotheby’s International Realty. “He had a lot of freedom to be very artistic and go where he wanted to with the design. The house is on stilts and literally raised, and has beautiful stairs custom-made in Milan that can be raised or lowered, so it’s very private.” The home also features a variety of unique and custom art pieces hand selected by Gonzalez, as well as landscaping by Mauricio Del Valle. “There are banana trees and a lot of plants that are native to Florida, and different plants [throughout the property], and a lot of space upstairs where all the natural elements can kind of flow through [the layout] ” Sherrill says. “[Downstairs] there’s this beautiful area with rocks, shells, and plants, and all of that is to absorb water if there’s rain. It’s very environmentally conscious in that way.” Postmodernism’s peak may have petered out over the course of the 1990s, but the era’s influence is still felt well into the 21st century. “The original postmodernism kind of burned out because of commercial forces in the 1980s and ’90s, but there’s sort of a revival now of architects looking at it as a model to follow to make architecture that is meaningful in the present,” Hopkins says. “More broadly, there are architects who, even if they’re not postmodernist, are at least looking at some of its design tactics and deploying them in buildings today.”
Natural and modern touches combine to make for a postmodern feel in homes, like this one in British Columbia, Canada.
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SIPPING IN STYLE THE MOST HOTLY ANTICIPATED COCKTAIL DESTINATIONS AROUND THE GLOBE INCLUDE A FUTURISTIC, BARLESS SPACE IN BARCELONA AND A NEW HOME FOR JAPANESE CRAFT IN BROOKLYN
ocktail aficionados pining for the pleasures of expertly crafted cocktails served in sophisticated environs will C be pleased to discover a raft of new, hotly anticipated bars
and lounges. Here’s a look at some of the newest notable bars and lounges to pop up, complete with next-level libations and a side of top-notch hospitality that makes customers eager to order a second round. Some had their launches stunted or delayed due to the Covid-19 pandemic, and each is navigating its way through ever-changing health and safety protocols. So remember to be patient, tip generously, and drink adventurously when visiting these swank new places to sip world-class cocktails.
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Dating back to 1911, Harry’s New York Bar—one of Europe’s oldest cocktail bars and the birthplace of classics such as the Bloody Mary, French 75, and Sidecar—has long been the quintessential home away from home for members of the global art and literary worlds visiting Paris. The family-owned bar has opened a second location in Cannes’ chic Port Canto, delighting stylish French Riviera crowds by serving classic, Cuban-accented cocktails (Daiquiris, blended frozen drinks, juleps), on a spacious waterfront terrace. Led by the internationally known mixologists Simone Caporale and Marc Álvarez, Sips is looking to disrupt Barcelona’s cocktail scene with an ambitious approach blending the artistry of classic cocktails with the latest technology and trends. A masticator machine is used to mix aromas and ingredients with surprising results—an espresso martini features “coffee air” whipped with frankincense—and glass artists were commissioned to design specific vessels for each cocktail. Defying the limits of a conventional cocktail experience, Caporale and Álvarez chose not to incorporate a physical bar as a central element, eliminating barriers between guests and the bartenders. One of Paris’ hottest new drinking dens can be found near the shadow of the Arc de Triomphe, hidden behind a secret door in the newly refurbished Hotel Barrière Le Fouquet’s. Le Marta Paris offers a sexy atmosphere for delicious designer drinks, and its upstairs offshoot, Le Rooftop Marta, comes alive in summer with orange trees and Italian nibbles.
The Aubrey at the Mandarin Oriental in Hong Kong, shown at left, features myriad signature cocktails that appeal to fans of all types of Asian and international spirits.
The Aubrey Main Bar and Drawing Room, shown above, is one of several spaces dedicated to libations in the Mandarin Oriental in Hong Kong.
The NoMad Hotel—one of New York City’s most decorated cocktail addresses—has opened its first international property in a historic building in the heart of London’s bustling Covent Garden. Set in the glass-ceilinged atrium, the restaurant’s cocktail list juxtaposes traditional drinks with NoMad favorites and a new selection of concoctions focused on the seasonality of London. Also drawing crowds is Side Hustle, NoMad’s take on a classic British pub that’s housed in the building’s former police station. U.S.
Manhattan’s Dante, a welcoming haunt serving fine cocktails in an updated, historic Greenwich Village setting, has earned accolades. Now, the Australian couple behind Dante, Linden Pride and Nathalie Hudson, have opened their first offshoot, Dante West Village a few blocks away. Set on the picturesque corner of Hudson and Perry streets, the mint-colored space features a handcarved marble bar, with green velvet banquets, vintage lighting, and bespoke wallpaper. The Italian-accented list 14
of libations includes Instagram-ready aperitivos and martinis served in elegant glassware to trendy spritzes and letter-perfect negronis. Located in Brooklyn’s Prospect Heights, Bar Goto Niban is Kenta Goto’s second venture after the success of his Lower East Side cocktail bar, Bar Goto. The more spacious outpost (niban means “second” in Japanese) follows in the footsteps of the original—a winner of Bon Appétit’s “Bar of the Year”—by placing a focus on Goto’s Japanese-inspired drinks. The handsome space features walnut paneling and a gorgeous Japanese garden landscape spanning nearly 40 feet behind the bar, to sip on a meticulously crafted yuzu hot toddy, sakura (cherry blossom) martini, or oolong Sazerac, and a notable assortment of Japanese sake and shochu is offered. Los Angeles’ hottest new spot for next-level cocktails is a New York City import, and a notable one at that. Death & Co, one of the most influential and creative cocktail bars of this century, has opened its first West Coast outpost
in Downtown L.A.’s buzzing Arts District. As with the original New York location, the diminutive, dimly lit spot doesn’t take reservations. ASIA
Perched on the 25th floor of the Mandarin Oriental’s flagship Hong Kong property, The Aubrey features three different bar experiences in which guests enjoy Japanese craft cocktails, whiskeys, and cuisine. Part of the allure is the decor, which was designed to resemble the home of a 19th-century European art collector. A global mix of hotel guests and smartly dressed locals choose from the main bar, serving chuhai (shochu) cocktails, highballs, and new creations inspired by chess pieces and the history of chess; a Champagne and sake bar with oysters; and a four-person omakase cocktail bar where guests are taken on a unique journey with Japanese spirits, flavors, and textures. As part of the top-to-bottom transformation of the Four Seasons Hotel Hong Kong, Argo has joined the hotel’s collection of Michelin-starred
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destinations. The cocktail lounge’s commitment to innovation and exploration permeated its debut menu, “Here Today, Gone Tomorrow,” which celebrated six staple ingredients with uncertain futures: honey, cacao, vanilla, coffee, rice, and apple. Ingredients such as local honey and single-origin Malaysian cacao have been carefully sourced, and collaborations are being planned with producers and thought leaders in the global spirits industry. The first collaboration, a gin created with the award-winning Australian distillery Never Never Distilling Co., is currently being poured at the bar. Upon arrival, guests are greeted by the venue’s main feature, a stunning central bar with views of Victoria Harbour. The Ritz-Carlton, Millenia Singapore’s newest drinking haunt, Republic Bar, can be found in the hotel’s newly refurbished east wing, which was designed by New York City’s tonychi studio. Inspired by the 1960s, the extensive cocktail menu is devoted to a narrative of historical and cultural
anecdotes originating from Singapore, the United Kingdom, Italy, and the U.S. There’s also a selection of 1960s-era spirits and cocktails, and this being the Ritz, an opulent, British-inspired afternoon tea experience is hosted daily. Set in Bangkok’s new, ultraluxe Four Seasons Hotel at Chao Phraya River, BKK Social Club is the latest project for lauded bar manager Philip Bischoff. Designed by the New York City-based firm AvroKO, the attractive space transports a well-dressed mix of locals and visitors to Buenos Aires, as Bischoff and his team have infused Argentinianinspired offerings with Thai flourishes.
The team behind Maybe Sammy, one of the most decorated Australian cocktail destinations to have debuted in recent years, has opened Sammy Junior a short walk away in Sydney’s central business district. The suave sibling, which starts out on weekdays as an espresso bar with bespoke coffee blends and classic breakfast bites, transforms into a cozy cocktail destination in the afternoons, most notably on Fridays after work, when live jazz is the highlight. Smooth bottled cocktails include a jasmine negroni and eucalyptus gimlet, offered in mini and large sizes.
The newly opened Bar Goto Niban, shown at left, is a handsome spot with Japaneseinspired cocktails, shown at top.
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RATTAN MOVES BEYOND THE BEACH HOUSE be incorporated into styles from traditional to contemporary, Kemble says. “There is a reason we continue to see it even as styles and design preferences change over time,” says Carleton Varney, president of Dorothy Draper & Co. in Palm Beach, Fla. “It really is classic and, not to mention, very durable,” he says. The most important thing is finding quality pieces. The material is beloved for its relaxed feel, says Phillip Thomas, founder and principal of Phillip Thomas Inc. in New York. “I’m always impressed with the artistry of how it can be woven into beautiful, sometimes sculptural pieces,” he says. “Rattan can be at home anywhere from a porch at a seaside retreat in California to a bedroom in a more formal New York City apartment.” And it’s a kind of furnishing you can be proud to purchase. “When it’s harvested, it grows back very quickly,” says Mary Patton of Mary Patton Design in Houston. “This makes it eco-friendly— and you can feel good knowing your furniture does not contribute to deforestation,” she says. CONSIDER THE UNEXPECTED
THE LIGHT, NATURAL MATERIAL CAN ADD SCULPTURAL INTEREST TO ANY HOME
Celerie Kemble outfitted a room, shown above, with a collection of rattan furniture she designed for Arteriors.
here’s a reason rattan immediately evokes a faraway feel. It comes from more than 600 different species of climbing T vines native to tropical regions including Indonesia, Southeast Asia, the Philippines, Malaysia, and China. Rattan furnishings have often been reserved for vacation homes or relegated to patio areas. But people are realizing their textural beauty is not limited to island life or for outdoor seating. The material lends warmth and depth and a singular sense of eclectic beauty anywhere in the home. “Rattan is a light-hearted, natural material that often adds sculptural interest to a space as it’s crafted to easily bend and curve and can be woven into a wide variety of shapes and patterns,” says Celerie Kemble, principal of Kemble Interiors in New York; Palm Beach, Fla.; and London. “We’re seeing more homeowners bring rattan indoors,” she says. Whether used to craft furniture, lighting, or tabletop accessories, rattan provides warmth and lush texture. It can
The beauty of rattan lies in its versatility. It can be mixed with other materials and iterated in surprising ways. Kemble recently designed a coffee table for Arteriors using clear acrylic and rattan. “The contrast of the natural material with the visibility of the more technical material is just stunning,” Kemble says. Because rattan is so light, it makes for great accent and accessory pieces such as bar carts, stackable chairs, and floor lamps, she adds. Jennifer Hunter of Jennifer Hunter Design in New York prefers using rattan in lighting applications. “We love the way light shines through the material and casts warm and glowing shadows,” she says. Additionally, she incorporates it through accent pieces including side tables, baskets, and picture frames.
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Other novel uses include chandeliers, shelving, and kitchenware. And the look and feel provides an interesting contrast against prints— particularly wallpaper. “Rattan is a beautiful complement to many different patterns, especially those that are tropically inspired or chinoiserie,” Varney says. He also loves the “elegant and elevated” look of a rattan headboard. And since it comes in many finishes you can opt for darker or lighter shades. MIX AND MATCH
Rattan is the type of material that can be melded into any space, with an eye toward balance. For example, a rattan sideboard can be used to soften a dining room that has more traditional or formal pieces. “A simple, traditional piece mixed with a more elaborate, sculptural rattan piece can bring the perfect synergy into a room,” Thomas says. “Pairing rattan with some contem-
porary and structured elements will help make any design more elevated and well-rounded,” says Lindye Galloway, founder and chief creative officer of Lindye Galloway Studio + Shop in Orange County, Calif. For example, Patton has a rattan coffee table in her formal living space. “It makes the dressy, formal furniture and rug feel younger and the room more relaxed,” she says. Another way to balance the look is through textiles. “I like to introduce opposing textures like silk or velvet along with more refined pieces of upholstery to break up the look,” says Jessica Davis, owner and principal designer of JL Design in Nashville. She suggests pairing a velvet sofa with a pair of rattan chairs with velvet accent pillows, for example. BE STRATEGIC
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restraint for year-round seasonality and livability. “If you overuse rattan, it can bring about a dated look,” Galloway says. “Sticking to key pieces in your space helps lead the eye throughout the room. She suggests using a few items, such as chairs or pendant light fixtures, as a focal point. Or showcase just one large rattan item (a cabinet, dining table, sofa) and add woven accessories around the room to create depth. The wonder of this material is its ability to live anywhere and transcend time. A singular rattan element simply feels like it belongs. “I have long been inspired by how notable French designers from the 1940s incorporated rattan into their repertoire. The most utilitarian pieces were treated as works of art,” Thomas says. “Think of the simple rattan chair tucked up against beautiful marble counters and tables in French cafes. This look has been adopted into so many fabulous kitchens of today.”
From left: A kitchen designed by Lindye Galloway Studio with rattan pendant lighting; rattan furniture takes center stage in a living room designed by JL Design in Nashville.
HIGH DESIGN A CEILING SHOULD BE THOUGHT OF AS A FIFTH WALL many interiors, the ceiling is an afteror last priority among a launIdrynthought, list of needed decor improvements. But letting this fifth wall simply blend with the rest of your environs leaves so much inspiration on the table. “Ceilings are an opportunity to bring in other design elements,” says Amy Vroom, owner of The Residency Bureau design studio in Seattle. Ceilings can create the illusion of space, producing a sense of scale, drama, or even intimacy, says Rupert Martineau, senior associate and project head of residential interiors at SHH in London. “The ceiling height in relation to the width and depth of the room
is one of the most critical elements regarding the proportion of the room,” he says. “How the ceiling is detailed can greatly enhance this sense of proportion and aid the distribution of light throughout the space.” CONSIDER THE DESIGN
There are many different ways of treating a ceiling—from a simple, modern flat plane to classical vaulted arches, Martineau says. “In each case there needs to be consistency with the general narrative of the building, its history, and function, and reference materiality and finish,” he says. All the elements have to work
together intentionally to make a room feel cohesive, according to Miriam Silver Verga and Hillary Kaplan, principal designers of Mimi & Hill Design in Westfield, N.J. For example, a super bright white painted ceiling sharply contrasted with colored or wallpapered walls can quickly shrink a room and divide a space. High, vaulted ceilings can create complicated geometry if they are not designed well, Verga and Kaplan say. Finding a common thread between the ceiling and the rest of the space creates cohesion. For example, if you have molding on your walls, you could continue that same molding on your ceiling, Vroom says. “If you’re designing
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a den, you could drop the ceiling around the perimeter of the room and add lighting to create an ambience that connects with the mood of that space.”
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Some architectural ceiling elements can be added as adornments, much like jewelry. Verga and Kaplan love coffered ceilings as they add depth, interest, and geometry. “Interestingly, the Romans invented them to reduce the weight of stone ceilings in ancient buildings and domes like the Pantheon but they were later adopted by the French and English in manor homes as ornate decoration,” they say. “We love the cleaner, more modern versions, which can create drama and allow for an exciting mix of materials and textures.” What’s more, a coffered ceiling becomes a focal point, drawing the eye upward. Wood beams are another way to add detail, geometry, various planes, and textures to ceilings, Verga and Kaplan say. “They are perfect for A-shaped or vaulted ceilings and can be a dramatic element when done well.” But the duo caution against using beams that are too skinny, which can end up looking illproportioned. And make sure the ceiling is high enough to accommodate them. “The last thing you want to do is take away more of the usable height with unnecessary details,” they say. In a farmhouse kitchen Vroom is designing with ceilings that are more than 10 feet high, she’s adding distressed beams “to break up the height, allowing us to layer in another element of patina to tie into the rest of the design.” In a more modern space with vaulted ceilings, Vroom suggests combating a cavernous feel with walnut wood panels to give the space warmth.
from below can help create the illusion of height, as can using high gloss or a lacquered finish. “The reflected light brightens and enlarges the space,” Verga and Kaplan say. The two also love handpainted ceilings, which add interest. For one project, they hired a decorative painter to recreate a marbled wallpaper as a ceiling mural. “It’s magnificent, timeless, and adds details, pattern, subtle color, and an overall visual flow to the room,” they say. The finish of the paint is crucial. “Flat paint isn’t always the best go-to. Ceilings can always benefit from some high gloss for reflectivity,” they say. Keep in mind, paint colors on the ceiling rarely look the same as the walls if you’re trying to match the two, Vroom says. They usually look darker on the ceiling due to the horizontal plane. “If you’re trying to have the ceiling match the walls, select a paint
chip lighter than your wall color to get a more consistent color,” she says. IN FAVOR OF FLOURISHES
Sometimes, thinking beyond the scope of what’s already possible can produce a more inspired design. For a recent condo project, Vroom converted a space with stark white walls into a cozy retreat by adding a botanical wallpaper on the ceiling. “It created an English country home in a bustling urban center,” Vroom says. The use of tiles can be fun, especially if they are lightweight formed metal panels or colorful ceramics in domed or arched ceilings, Verga and Kaplan say. They also utilize wallpaper to produce dramatic effect. “We also love to add wood panels to ceilings as a textural highlight, especially for smaller ceilings, to highlight a light fixture or a seating area,” Verga and Kaplan say.
Opposite page: The ceiling at the pool in the luxe Belgravia House project, designed by SHH in London, is a showstopper. This page: Wallpaper brings interest to the ceiling in this room designed by Amy Vroom of The Residency Bureau.
PAINT MAKES PERFECT
Paint color and finish can have a profound effect on the look and feel of a space. “Paint colors are critical and should be coordinated with the walls and lighting,” Martineau says. For example, if the ceiling is dark, the room will feel lower. Yet, in some cases, providing a polished finish can increase the sense that the ceiling extends beyond its actual limit, Martineau says. Having the ceiling finished in a lighter color to the walls, or lighting the ceiling 19
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KAREN PITTMAN’S FAVORITE THINGS THE AND JUST LIKE THAT AND THE MORNING SHOW ACTRESS HAS FILLED HER HOME WITH PIECES THAT MATTER TO HER AND CELEBRATE DIFFERENT CULTURES
mindful, empowered philosophy. And she brings that same intention to her roles. Whether you know her as Dr. Nya Wallace, the professor on And Just Like That or Mia Jordan, a no-nonsense producer on The Morning Show, her characters are never predictable and always multilayered. “They’re very complicated women,” she says. “They’re all very accomplished in a way that’s very late 20th century, early 21st century, African-American woman.” The same can be said of her latest character. This August, Pittman takes the lead in Hallmark’s Unthinkably Good Things, as a woman confronting life’s crossroads while surrounded by her best friends in Tuscany. But, back to her spectacular home, which she designed with a childhood friend. “We decided early on that we were just going to fill the house with things that I really love,” she says. Here are her five favorite—and most inspiring—items.
MEXICAN ARTIFACTS (NOT PICTURED)
Another multicultural moment is evident in Pittman’s Mexican skull and antique wood box, both of which she got in Cabo San Lucas, one of her favorite places to unwind. “I feel quite spiritually connected to Mexico in a way that is really beyond me,” she says. The aesthetic adds another dimension to her decorating. “They’re just beautiful pieces that I’ve picked up and they remind me of going to a place where I feel really safe and at home and at peace,” she says.
HANDMADE GHANAIAN BOWL
INDIAN BONE INLAY DRESSER AND MIRROR
This Etsy find comes with a personal story. “The mirror was one of the first items that my ex-husband and I bought together, and when we went our separate ways, he got the mirror,” she explains. Since then, the couple, who share a son, have become good friends, and the piece made its way back to her. “He’s an extraordinary gift to me in my life,” she says. Sharing the mirror is a testament to their bond. “It’s an object from my personal history with him that I really cherish. It’s a thing that we both love, and he had it for years and now I get to hold on to it for a while.” 20
FRAMED BARACK OBAMA ARTICLE
“Listen, you are not a Black American if you don’t have a picture of Barack Obama in your house,” Pittman says. “No, I’m just kidding, you probably are.” The actress took the historic front page of the newspaper to a frame store in L.A. to do it justice. “I have it in my house because it reflects my eternal hope for change,” she says. “As an actor and as an artist, you need reflections of optimism and endurance around you. This piece makes me feel very, very much like an American.”
Pittman, who practices Buddhism, worked to perfect this space with her friend, Martin Flores, who did the landscaping. “I always go out there when there’s a big decision to be made,” the actress says. The garden grew extra lush over the pandemic. “I had gone to New York to do And Just Like That, and when I came back to L.A., after several months of being away, it had really bloomed.” It’s not only pretty, but a true respite. “In parts of Eastern culture, there is something called, a quiet room or a one room, where everyone goes for quiet or to read, and where no bickering and arguing or any of that is allowed.”
Pittman picked up the bowl at a local store not far from the neighborhood Issa Rae explores in the TV series Insecure, which is also her own. “I just loved it. I love the store. It’s owned by a Black woman and she knows all of the details of the items, and exactly where they come from.” And while it’s lovely to look at, of course, the provenance really drew Pittman in. “There are lots of other things in my home that have an ethnic history,” she notes. “This house is an amalgam of cultures, but I definitely wanted to include something that was a part of this neighborhood that’s so rich in Black American culture.”
This page: Courtesy of Karen Pittman (4); opposite page: Olivia Joan
aren Pittman may embrace Los Angeles living, but her aesthetic knows no borders. The objects in her home K represent not merely her travels and great taste, but her
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IT TAKES TWO TWIN FASHION DESIGNERS DAN AND DEAN CATEN LOVE TO SAY THEY WERE “BORN IN CANADA, MADE IN ITALY”
What was it like being backstage again after two long years? dan: Like it used to be. The adrenaline,
the nerves, the excitement, the chaos. dean: We did one video show. It was almost the same amount of work and money, with much less reward. dan: There’s something magical about a live fashion show, and the energy of the room.
Brothers Dean and Dan Caten, shown from left to right, founded Dsquared2.
For your spring line, you had grunge on the brain. dan: Spring was like a great hanging
out moment. dean: A fairy tale. dan: Grungy, yes, but poetic, with laser-cut camouflage that was airy, and these delicate print dresses. It was a bit romantic for us. You also debuted the “Honey” collection, a new size-inclusive line for spring. dan: We started it for the American
esigner twins Dean and Dan Caten, who grew up financially struggling D and often bullied outside Toronto then
skyrocketed to fame as co-founders of the Milan-based luxury label Dsquared2, have long touted a personal mantra: Born in Canada, made in Italy. These days, add to that beachcombing in Cyprus. Lean, chiseled, and perennially tan, the Catens, 57, have made an art form of living, working, and playing together. After parlaying a semester at Parsons into a gig as co-creative directors of the luxe Canadian brand Ports International (later Ports 1961), they relocated to Milan, starting their own menswear brand with minimal funds and
maximum showmanship. They soon caught the eye of Madonna (they created costumes for her Don’t Tell Me video and 2002 world tour), later adding womenswear to the mix. A stream of celebrity fans followed, from Lenny Kravitz to Christina Aguilera and Rihanna. Known for extravagant runway shows, the brothers found it tough to scale back during the pandemic. (They offered a video presentation of their spring line last September.) But this year they returned to the runway with a men’s show in January and women’s in February. They spoke to RESIDE® from their showroom in Milan.
market. There are a lot of curvy girls out there. We wanted to have things that would accommodate all sizes and shapes. We created the “honey fit,” which is for voluptuous beautiful girls. dean: It’s almost a sexier version of our regular line. These girls are proud of their curves. Let’s jump back to 1991, when you decided to move to Milan. Why there, and not London, Paris, L.A., New York? dan: While working for Ports, we
spent time in Italy visiting fabric mills. Somehow there was a connection. Our father’s Italian. We felt really at home here. We liked the food, the people. So we chose to start our company here. Our father came to Canada to start his life and we kind of closed the circle by coming back to Italy to start ours.
Did you speak Italian? dan: No. Which was another obstacle.
Courtesy of Dsquared2 (2)
But it was a good thing. We could’ve taken a bus to New York. It’s not so far, and if we failed we could just go home. That was too easy. A lot of people said we were crazy. We said, no, we need to do this.
And now where’s home? dan: We’re living in Cyprus. We bought
a cute historical house in town, which we’re renovating. For now we’re in a little bungalow on the beach, and made a small studio.
With a move like that, who’s the cautious one?
Where’s your go-to place in your new home when you’re stressed out and need to decompress?
guy. I’m more cautious. But I need his energy to know that we’ll jump and be OK. dean: Jumping as two is easier than jumping by yourself.
big fireplaces and televisions. And lots of interesting objects surrounding us. I think our bedrooms are the most personalized rooms in the house. dean: It’s very cozy.
dean: We were both ready. dan: Dean is the more ready-to-jump
dean: Bed. Bed. Bed. Bed. dan: We have comfy bedrooms with
dan: But the next place is the kitchen. It’s active, with smells from cooking. It’s full of good energy. You can read or look through work at the kitchen table, with a coffee or tea. We sit at a banquette and look out. Very cafe style. It’s sunny and always hot. On the beach we run in the morning first thing. A friend of ours does yoga on paddleboards. We say hello to people. dean: It’s a real community. dan: Then we’ll run down to a little coffee shop on the beach and have breakfast. It’s a great change of pace. Rather than rush, run, five million people. [He chuckles.] It’s very, very relaxing.
The designers created a spring line that was equal parts “grungy” and “poetic.”
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SUSTAINABLE DESIGN IS POSSIBLE BUT IT TAKES A LITTLE EFFORT, SAYS SAN FRANCISCO - BASED INTERIOR DESIGNER NOZ NOZAWA
Noz Nozawa sustainably redesigned a San Francisco firehouse into a Mission-style home, renovating the kitchen, below, but leaving hosting spaces intact, top.
Clockwise, from top left: Courtesy of Colin Price Photography; Courtesy of Nicole Morrison Photography; Courtesy of Colin Price Photography
oz Nozawa never thought she’d be passionate about antiques. NWhen the San Francisco designer
bought her first home in 2010, her style was firmly rooted in Mid-Century Modern. And since 2014, when she career-hopped from marketing to the world of interiors, she has honed a maximalist aesthetic—big, bright, bold. So color her surprised at the way old footstools—she now has a collection—and other French antiques have resonated with her over the years. “It’s totally weird that in this modern boxy condo where I live, the most visible piece of furniture in my bay window is this 19th-century gilded, hand-carved French settee that I re-covered in a denim fabric from Zak+Fox,” Nozawa, 35, says. It’s not a choice she envisioned a decade or so ago. The interest and appeal came on slowly, over time. That same kind of open-mindedness and easy-does-it pace is what Nozawa preaches when it comes to sustainable design. She’ll be the first to admit: Sustainability is tough to pull off in the design world. Despite her own efforts to make environmentally responsible choices, much of what she sources for clients still needs to be shipped a long distance, which isn’t great for anybody’s carbon footprint. Most clients think it’s all about the products—bamboo floors, say, over oak. But the sustainability quotient of bamboo diminishes considerably if it has to be shipped from halfway across the world. Sustainable design is more than a magic set of materials. It’s a mind-set. Here are her tips for putting that mind-set to work.
THINK FIRST (ABOUT YOUR CONSUMPTION), BUY LATER
The greenest step a home enthusiast can take is the first one—to be mindful of the steps to come, and realize your choices can and will make a difference. For example, if you buy something— whether it’s a hammock or a Herman Miller sectional—knowing you’ll only have it for a few years and toss it, then it doesn’t really matter how eco-friendly its materials are. THIS GOES FOR HOMES, TOO
If you care about the environment,
Designer Noz Nozawa at home in San Francisco.
Nozawa says, but find yourself drawn to a house that was remodeled five years ago, and you hate the renovation and plan to redo it, that’s a sign that you need to rethink. Renovations use up natural resources. Buy a house you won’t change as much, she suggests. Or find a fixerupper and save it from the bulldozer. This may mean living in the midst of your renovation for a time, with some rooms redone, some unfinished, some empty. “It’s a huge ask,” she admits. But a commitment to sustainability often requires accepting a certain level of inconvenience. INVEST LOCALLY
If the latest supply-chain issues have taught us anything, it’s that a sofa upholstered one town over is worth 10 (or pick your figure) in a container ship. “Our clients are proud of the number of local makers we work with,” Nozawa says. Look around, she advises. Perhaps you live in an area with great woodworkers, or upholsterers. Besides being more sustainable, supporting local artisans helps your overall community, and makes each item feel more special. “And nothing comes damaged or in a huge box,” she adds. PLAY THE WAITING GAME
If you have to purchase items from a distance, try to resist the urge to get them here faster.
She calls herself old-fashioned, preferring to buy items in actual stores, rather than online, where the “express shipping” button is so seductive. The faster something comes to you, she notes, the more likely it is that every part of the process—from production, to the extra packaging needed to ship it, to the pollution churned out by air transport—has a harsher impact than buying something locally and with a slower delivery rate. SPEND MORE, CARE MORE, ENJOY LONGER
While construction and renovation are, in essence, consumptive, when done right they needn’t be wasteful, she explains. High-quality goods tend to last longer, and caring for them will only extend their lifetime. The same can be said for life’s creature comforts—objects and spaces designed purely for beauty or pleasure. If that creature comfort brings you joy, if it keeps you happy and settled in one place, instead of roaming to the next home, the next renovation, then the purchase—no matter the price, or the materials, for that matter—was likely well worth it. Like Nozawa’s bay-window settee. “My husband takes naps on it, my dog uses it to stand on and bark at other dogs on the sidewalk. It’s the best.” And it looks much better there than in a landfill. 25
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EVERYTHING IS ILLUMINATED SEEING THE LIGHT JUST RIGHT TAKES SOME BRIGHT IDEATION
utdoor lighting is a little like magic. It can create drama, cast a warm O glow, shed a spotlight on landscaping,
or highlight an area of interest. “People overlook that outdoor lighting can add so much personality to a property while enhancing curb appeal, increasing safety, and providing those small, intentional touches that make a house a home,” says Kaitlin Dennis, category manager for lighting at Ferguson Bath, Kitchen & Lighting Gallery in Virginia. “Adding illumination to the exterior of a structure dramatically defines architectural volume, shape, and textural interest,” says Robert Sonneman, chief creative officer and founder of Sonneman—A Way of Light, in Larchmont, N.Y. “When we set out to study an approach to exterior lighting, we consider the architectural context of the object as well as its functional performance,” he says. Lighting elevates a home’s curb appeal, draws attention to outdoor spaces, such as a garden or reflecting pool, and adds warmth to all that it shines on.
UNDERSTANDING LIGHTING TYPES
“When thinking about different types of lighting, you should always consider the elements you are highlighting and the goal,” says Roger Higgins, principal designer of R. Higgins Interiors in Nashville. Are you looking for drama or subtlety? Are you trying to draw attention to a certain architectural or landscaping detail, or light a path through the woods? “The task is question number one. You should also always consider where you are and be conscious of the surrounding environment,” he says. Uplighting typically uses spotlights that are angled upward to highlight specific structures. For this type of lighting, carefully select a focal point such as a tree or interesting shapes or textures, within the landscaping, to illuminate. Uplighting can also be used to accentuate the architectural elements of your 26
Opposite page: Courtesy of CSL Lighting at Ferguson Bath, Kitchen & Lighting; this page, from top: Courtesy of Capital Lighting at Ferguson Bath, Kitchen & Lighting; Courtesy of Sonneman—A Way of Light
Traditional lighting by Capital Lighting for Ferguson Bath, Kitchen & Lighting Gallery spruces up an outdoor space shown at left. Below, dramatic lighting designed by Sonneman—a Way of Light. Opposite page: Pool and outdoor lighting designed by CSL Lighting, from Ferguson, makes a modern home even more striking.
home, says Paige Gray, partner and lead designer at Parker & Harlow, a design firm in British Columbia, Canada. Downlighting, on the other hand, typically involves mounting a fixture onto a tall structure so that it lights the area beneath it. “Downlighting comes across as a bit more subtle and natural whereas uplighting can create more contrast,” Gray says. “Some of the most beautifully lit outdoor areas use a mix of both uplighting and downlighting,” she says. “Site or flood lamps should be the go-to for large areas that need to be well-lit,” Dennis says. Mounting them high on walls or posts offers the most illumination over a backyard or patio— or consider mounting them lower to provide direct, bright light in one specific spot, she says. And then there’s strand lighting, which can easily be installed between posts or hung from railings and rafters to create an inspired area. “Whether the backyard is a modern oasis or a country hideaway, a few rows of strand lighting can add ambience for homeowners and guests,” Dennis says. You want to “attach the lines to sturdy-gauge wiring for extra support. Doing this will prevent any sagging during inclement weather,” she says. THINKING ABOUT PLACEMENT
Higgins considers an outdoor space in the same way he does an interior—with layers of light. “I like outdoor lights hidden in a tree, for example, so that they can add a soft glow downward. It’s also important to put light at the human level, so that you have layers.” Sam McNally, co-founder and director at Echlin, a design and architecture studio in London, also prefers to layer lighting, such as natural, artificial, and even candle or fireside light as a final
flourish. “We opt for a mix of patio lights for an upward wash, angled spotlights for highlighting trees and architectural features, and wall lights for symmetry and drama,” he says. “When considering natural light, we think about the aspect the spaces we’re designing face, where sunrises and sunsets will occur, and the long nights of winter,” he says. The front entry is a prime place to create an inspired first impression. To achieve symmetry, balance the shape and size of the outdoor entryway light fixtures against the look of the door and the size of the front porch. Dennis suggests a single light centered over the front door, a high mounted light off to one side of the door, and two light fixtures—one on either side—to cover a larger area. Consider lanterns, wall sconces, and outdoor pendant lights or a chandelier, depending on your style.
entering, protecting their internal and electrical components,” Dennis says. Some lighting systems are qualified as marine grade, which means they are cleared for wet locations but are also sturdy enough to withstand the excess moisture and salt exposure of coastal conditions. Lighting rated for damp locations can be used in areas that don’t get much direct snow or rainfall. Aluminum is one of the most common materials used for outdoor lighting because it’s lightweight, easily customizable, and works well in many temperate climates, but it might have a shorter lifespan when exposed to nature’s rough-and-tumble ways, Dennis says. She suggests stainless steel as a sturdy alternative that can stand up to the elements while adding a bright, reflective shine. Brass or copper metals build up a unique patina while resisting corrosion and rust and can outlast even the strength of stainless steel over time, Dennis says. For those homeowners in coastal areas, look for galvanized steel or bronze fixtures. “These finishes will darken and mature, adding unique character to every piece, but they will retain their strength against heavy winds and snow,” Dennis says.
CONSIDERING BULBS AND WATTAGE
“The most popular types of outdoor lighting are sensors and low voltage LEDs,” Dennis says. “The lowest wattage recommended for outdoor furniture lightbulbs is 80 and under.” Today’s LED options are limitless. “They’ve been reimagined in the forms of panels that light broad areas and linear configurations that can light along the length of a landscape feature like a rock wall or a long hedge row in a continuous, luminous line,” Sonneman says. “The opportunities to paint a site with the light of color, shape, and controllability, have made exterior lighting an art form,” he says. WEAR AND TEAR
If light is installed anywhere that’s subject to the elements, it must be rated for a wet location. “These lamps are sealed and insulated to prevent water from 27
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JEWELS FOR THE TABLE ESTELLE COLORED GLASS PIECES ARE LUXURY HOME GOODS DESIGNED TO MAKE PEOPLE HAPPY
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Estelle Colored Glass’s founder, Stephanie Summerson Hall, with her company’s stemware.
my handblown colored glass cake stands and stemware jewels for “Itheconsider table,” says Stephanie Summerson
Hall, the founder of the South Carolina-based Estelle Colored Glass. “They are statement pieces that are meant to be handed down as heirlooms.” Hall says their beauty lies in the fact that they are luxuries designed to make life more enjoyable whether you have a table full of holiday guests or are dining solo in the soft glow of candlelight. “Color universally makes people happy,” she says. “And color is what makes my pieces extraordinary.” Hall, a self-described serial entrepreneur who founded Ruth’s House Event Rentals and co-founded Wedding Flowers for Rent, started thinking about colors and colored glass when she built a new home. “I was looking for forever collections for it,” she says. “And colored glass pieces reminded me of my own upbringing.” That upbringing included going antiquing with her paternal grandmother, Estelle, in honor of whom the company is named. “We used to do day trips,” Hall says. “She was always adding to her colored glass collection, and she often used the pieces at Sunday dinners.” Estelle’s signature dessert—a madefrom-scratch vanilla pound cake served with a side of strawberry Jell-O topped with whipped cream—was displayed on a colored glass cake stand. “I spent five years developing designs,” Hall says. “The cake stand, which brings back so many family memories, was my original idea.”
She commissioned designs for it and for stemware from artisans at a more-than-a-century-old Polish glassmaking company, and by fall 2019 she debuted Estelle Colored Glass, whose products are sold in 225 shops around the U.S. “While the designs are modern and updated to fit into the contemporary home, they do remind me of gazing into Estelle’s china cabinet,” Hall says, adding that she’s been told by others that they bring back childhood memories. She keeps her own close to home: Estelle Colored Glass ships from a warehouse in Holly Hill, S.C., that’s five minutes from where she grew up and five minutes from where Estelle, affectionately also known as Big Mama, lived. Hall, who says she lives her life by the color wheel— swapping out winter’s rich jewel tones for spring and summer’s pastel home accents—is inspired in large part by haute couture. The petal-soft rose colorway in her company’s collection, for example, is inspired by a Gucci dress, and the luscious lavender hue is a nod to an elegantly delicate gown by Elie Saab. In March Estelle Colored Glass introduced Champagne flutes to the collection, and in late summer or early fall will add highball and lowball glasses as well as a vase. Although Hall doesn’t set a formal table all the time— she has four children under the age of 14 who have busy schedules—she does use her stemware to make each meal a festive occasion. “I look in my china cabinet and I may pull out a Champagne coupe even though I’m not drinking Champagne,” she says. “It brings in a few minutes of luxury in my everyday life.” When she has down time, she still loves looking for vintage treasures. “My children aren’t into antiquing—yet,” she says. “But when I go, I’m like a kid in a candy shop.” As far as the future of Estelle Colored Glass, Hall will continue to look to the past for direction. “I’ll keep creating beautiful things that tell stories and keep memories alive,” she says.
A colorful cake stand and wine glass from the South Carolinabased company.
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BEST FOOT FORWARD SUPERFAN -TURNED - CEO ANDREW ROBERTS BRINGS DEL TORO BACK TO ITS LUXURIOUS, ITALIAN ROOTS Del Toro’s Milano loafer is made with Italian leather.
Opposite page: Del Toro; this page, clockwise from top: Nomi Ellenson; Del Toro (2)
erendipitous: That’s what Del Toro superfan-turned-CEO Andrew Roberts calls the opportunity to purchase his S favorite shoe company. The New York-based entrepreneur first fell in love with Del Toro, known for its velvet slippers and classic loafers for men and women, at the brand’s Miami flagship in 2017 when he discovered a pair of well-made chukkas. It soon became his most beloved shoe brand, and he amassed quite the collection. So in 2019 when he heard through a friend that the company, founded in 2005 by Matthew Chevallard, was being put up for sale, he joined a group of investors (former co-workers and friends) and purchased it. It’s not every day that a customer takes the helm, but Roberts says it’s the customer-centric perspective that made him uniquely qualified for the job, as well as his roles at other direct-to-consumer companies in the apparel, baby product, and pharmaceuticals sector.
“I had a lot of confidence that the brand deserved to exist in the marketplace, which motivated me,” he says. “And ultimately, I felt sad if the brand were to go away. Consumer brands preach that the customer is always first, and no one is closer to the customer than I am.” In 2018 and 2019, Del Toro began moving into streetwear with sweatshirts and sweatpants, biker shorts, and other apparel, something Roberts didn’t agree with. His goal was to bring the focus back to Del Toro’s hero product: the velvet slipper. When he took charge, Roberts liquidated the apparel inventory and began the rebrand. However, his plans came to a halt when the pandemic hit in early 2020. “It forced us to get creative and think hard about product extensions that made sense and were consistent with the Italian branding of the company,” he says. Coincidentally, the pandemic sparked many new and successful ideas, including the House Slipper. As many weren’t going to weddings or events, Roberts used the brand’s credibility with the velvet tuxedo slipper and transformed it into a shoe for the home, with an ultrasoft and comfortable sole. “The House Slipper was a product born out of the pandemic and has exceeded all expectations,” he says. “Here’s a product that we thought would get us through the year, but now it’s become a core product, especially as work from home, for many, is here to stay. In addition to our classic black leather, we have several new colors and a shearling version. Customers even want to wear the house slippers outside.”
Del Toro has velvet slippers, loafers, dress shoes, wedding shoes, sneakers, and house slippers for men and velvet slippers, loafers, sneakers, and house slippers for women, ranging from $225 to $595. It also offers customization options, from initials to logos. Weddings are also a huge market for Del Toro, and the brand has select accessories, such as silk ties, velvet bow ties, and pocket squares to match. Del Toro’s shoes always were and continue to be made in Italy, specifically Naples and Milan, using Italian leather and materials (from the soles to the leather to the suede) and designed in collaboration with Italian artisans. Italian craftsmanship is the most important aspect of the shoes and every detail is perfected by Italian artisans and shoemakers who are continuing generations of traditions and techniques. It is also important to Roberts that each collection’s campaigns are photographed in Italy to drive home a sense of place for its customers. The brand’s shoes are understated, but are identified through red stitching at the heel or the “X” on the Milano loafer. “We’ve done a good job at incorporating brand details without having a logo in your face, which is not core to the Del Toro DNA,” Roberts says. “Our shoes have a subtle edginess, which I think our customers have come to expect.” Roberts is continuing founder Chevallard’s tradition of partnering with emerging artists in collaborations that have a philanthropic angle. For example, the brand released a limitededition chukka in collaboration with Los Angeles-based artist Alli Conrad and 25% of the profits will benefit the Brain & Behavior Research Foundation. He is also experimenting with new materials, as seen in the Tennis Ball Felt Chukka made with Italian felt. (Proceeds for those go toward the Andy Roddick Foundation, which helps expand opportunities for young people in underserved communities.) “We’ll continue to experiment with new materials,” Roberts says. “We have a lot of credibility, of course, with velvet, leather, and suede, but I love the idea of working with materials like corduroy.”
Andrew Roberts, shown above, took over the helm at Del Toro, which is known for its luxe velvet slippers and classic loafers.
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EXPLORER WATCHES VENTURE INTO NEW HOROLOGICAL TERRITORY
Opposite page: Montblanc; this page: Getty Images, Courtesy of Montblanc
hen Rolex updated its legendary Explorer and Explorer II models W last year, the brand expanded a legacy
that dates back to the 1930s, when it equipped early expeditions in the Himalayas to test how its watches performed under extreme conditions. Most famously, Rolex outfitted the 1953 expedition of Sir Edmund Hillary and Tenzing Norgay that reached the summit of Mount Everest. To mark the milestone, the brand introduced the Explorer that same year. And in 1971, it followed up with Explorer II, which became the go-to watch for polar explorers, speleologists, and volcanologists. “A reliable and high-performing watch is an essential companion to any adventurer setting out on a major expedition,” said the Italian mountaineer, explorer, and author Reinhold Messner, at last year’s launch of the Montblanc 1858 Geosphere Messner Limited Edition ($6,500). The special edition of 262 pieces is the culmination of Messner’s long partnership with Montblanc and pays homage to his accomplishments and all the peaks over 26,200 feet that he ascended over the course of his career. His route, dubbed Messner’s List, is one of four approaches to the Seven Summits Challenge—climbing the highest peak on each of the seven continents. In 2018, Montblanc launched the 1858 Geosphere with a particularly novel way of displaying the world time complication—two turning domed discs representing the Northern and Southern hemispheres. In tribute to Messner, the 42mm bronze edition’s turning hemispheres are marked with red dots representing the Seven Summits. The caseback features an image of Mont Blanc, the complete Messner list, a compass, and two crossed ice axes, plus an engraving of Messner’s signature. Last fall, Vacheron Constantin unveiled two bold Everest editions of its sporty Overseas, each limited to 150 pieces. The 42.5mm Overseas Chronograph Everest ($37,000) and
the 41mm Overseas Dual Time Everest ($31,300) evolved from a special titanium-and-steel Overseas Dual Time produced for American explorer and photographer Cory Richards, who made his third ascent of Everest in 2019. Both models exhibit Overseas’ trademark six-sided notched bezel, a nod to the brand’s Maltese Cross emblem. Lightweight, robust titanium was used for the case, bezel, pushers, and pusher guards, while a grained-finish dark bluegray dial with orange hands is treated with Super-LumiNova for legibility after dark. Vacheron’s tool-free interchangeable strap system lets you change from the Cordura strap with orange contrast stitching to a gray rubber option on a whim. For almost 20 years, explorer Mike Horn has been a Panerai ambassador and collaborator. Among Horn’s accomplishments are a winter expedition to the North Pole, summiting some of the world’s highest and most challenging peaks without supplemental oxygen, and a sailing circumnavigation of the globe across every continent and ocean. Last fall, Panerai introduced its most recent Mike Horn special edition, the Submersible Chrono Flyback Mike Horn Edition dive watch ($20,500), limited to 500 pieces. Built to stand up to the rigors of a Horn expedition, the 47mm case is made of brushed titanium fitted with a black matte ceramic ring within the unidirectional bezel for keeping track of dive times and screw-down chronograph pushers for superior water resistance. The dark blue dial is punctuated with white applied indices and bright yellow central chronograph hands. Endowed with a three-day power reserve and water resistance down to about 300 meters, the piece is powered by the P.9100 movement, Panerai’s first automatic chronograph featuring a flyback function that lets you reset and restart the chrono timer with a single press on the pusher at 8 o’clock. Two straps—a blue rubber accordion strap and the new UPCamo bimaterial strap composed of rubber and a camouflage fabric inspired by Italian Navy uniforms—can be switched out. The watch and accessories are delivered in a presentation box made from recycled plastic. And for those loyal Panerai collectors who want to get in on the action and are willing to pay a significant upcharge, the brand’s Experience watches allow you to accompany Horn and other adventurers on a bucket-list expedition.
This page: Explorer Reinhold Messner, the inspiration behind last year’s Montblanc 1858 Geosphere Messner Limited Edition, seen on the opposite page.
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MAKING WAVES POOL DESIGNERS ARE THINKING OUTSIDE THE BOX, CREATING UNIQUE AND RESORT- STYLE OUTDOOR SWIM SPACES AT HOME By Iyna Bort Caruso
or some people, the most exotic spot is in their own backyard. Credit new trends in pool design that have made these watery retreats smarter, sleeker, and even a bit magical. “People are looking to their pools for an experience. It enhances and enriches their lives,” says Rick Pendleton, founder of Artisan Home Resorts, a luxury landscape design and pool firm headquartered in San Francisco. “It’s a distraction from all things we’ve been dealing with the last two years. It’s an escape, a sanctuary.” Pool designers are thinking outside the lap lanes to give homeowners a total backyard experience that is relaxing, refreshing, therapeutic, and entertaining. Sloped-entry pools evoke the beach, while pools with transparent walls or windows bring aquariums to mind. Think swimming in a giant fish tank. Pendleton says elevator pools “are catching on.” With just the push of a button, the patio floor lowers like an elevator and water streams in from all sides. This patio-to-pool transformation “is straight out of James Bond.” Pendleton also calls on the talents of his “imagination team” to create underwater worlds, both three-dimensional and projected. In the San Diego suburb of Rancho Santa Fe, the swimming pool in the backyard of a 10,085-square-foot estate “makes you feel like you’re in Italy,” says Linda Sansone of Pacific Sotheby’s International Realty in Rancho Santa Fe. “The only thing missing is the gondola.” The residence (shown on page 36) is on a three-acre parcel, one of the few lots located right on a golf course and trail system in the prestigious community of The Covenant. Back doors open up to a massive zero -edge pool with a waterfall, spa, dipping pool, and even a grotto. Integration is a theme in contemporary design, whether it’s using glass or acrylic walls to blend a pool with its surroundings or merging a pool and spa with just a minimalist dam wall separating them for one seamless look. Another example of integration is the Baja shelf, also known as a sun shelf or tanning ledge. First popularized at resort hotels, it is a partially submerged level of the pool designed specifically for lounging. Chairs, tables, and umbrellas are set in shallow waters, typically up to a foot
deep, and are perfect for toe-danglers. Pool and poolside are one. Depending on the location, complexity of design and features, pools can range from a half-million dollars to $5 million. While the residential pool market in the United States is the largest, the Asia Pacific and the Middle East regions are fast-growing. These days, technology and thoughtful design have helped overcome earlier challenges. The prospect of maintenance, for instance, no longer stands in the way of homeowners who want to take the plunge. Pool upkeep has never been easier. Smart technology enables heating, filtration, and lighting to be controlled from a smartphone. “You can put the heat on your Jacuzzi pool when you’re driving home so it’s ready when you get there,” Sansone says. Pool designers have managed to solve another issue: space constraints. Diminutivesize plunge pools and cocktail pools are elegant options even for the most space-challenged urban spaces. The cocktail pool, sometimes known as a spool—spa pool—is like an Olympic pool’s little brother and represents a growing segment of the industry. An irregular-shaped yard? An angled pool is the answer. “Having a pool is really soothing,” Sansone says. “There’s a peacefulness in looking into a crystal clear pool and hearing the sounds of the water, even if you don’t go in.”
This breathtaking stately property consists of a plot area of approximately 9,000 square meters, offering complete privacy. Due to its location and being built on a hillside, this exclusive property boasts beautiful views, overlooking the nearby mountains, Son Vida’s golf course, and is within a 10-minute drive of Palma’s city center. In 2020-21 the property was equipped with the latest mobile technology, including a solar station. The main property consists of nine spacious bedrooms with en-suite bathrooms and further bedrooms with bathrooms located in the side building. There are several waterfalls and amphoras as well as ancient statues surrounding the perimeter of the property. Furthermore, there is a tennis court, a separate gym, as well as a spa with Jacuzzi and a steam sauna area. The pool offers a sporty and relaxing atmosphere, with a counter-current system plus two waterfalls. €26,000,000
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RANCHO SANTA FE CALIFORNIA
Escape to a private, lushly landscaped, all fenced and gated, 3.04-acre oasis, where one can enjoy the beauty found at this prime Rancho Santa Fe Covenant Golf course location. Exceptional French farmhouse architecture, finest craftsmanship, and exquisite materials blend harmoniously to create an estate that is timeless and can be enjoyed for years to come. The residence, with its spacious design, incorporates a traditional floor plan with modern living influences where rooms flow into one another and to the outdoors, onto sheltered loggias, and to the dramatic zero edge pool with stone detailing, waterfalls, private spa and dipping pool, and mature gardens with jaw-dropping golf course views.
Property ID: Q7VTXQ pacificsothebysrealty.com Pacific Sotheby’s International Realty Linda Sansone 858 775 6356
Located in prime Royal Hills, this Mediterranean-style gated compound is a stunning custom estate. Sitting on a lot that spans more than 17,500 square feet, the property boasts a main house, proper guesthouse, and sprawling backyard with breathtaking views of the exquisite California landscape. The main house, complete with five bedrooms and seven bathrooms, is full of natural light and vaulted ceilings. Custom from top to bottom, the home features detailed woodworking, molding, closets, and extensive use of Porcelanosa tile, cabinets, and slate. The backyard oasis is the perfect outlet for relaxing and unwinding or entertaining.
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CAPRI NAPLES, ITALY
This monumental estate in the heart of Capri is immersed in the greenery of its private park consisting of eclectic gardens, elegant patios, and spectacular terraces. This beautiful property consists of two villas and one annex. The main villa offers six bedrooms, and showcases the typical Capri architectural style featuring a magnificent double terrace and a captivating panoramic swimming pool carved into the rock.
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This is a rare offering of one of only six beachfront parcels in Maui’s famed Kaanapali Resort. With over 11,000 square feet of living space, this gracious home is situated on an acre of land, with eight bedroom suites, a media room, formal and informal dining spaces, a library/game room, gym, and a chef’s kitchen. Designed for indoor-outdoor living, the kitchen has top-of-theline appliances, an ice maker, two dishwashers, and opens to an outdoor kitchen and dining area surrounded by reflecting ponds. The living room features spectacular two-story pocketing glass doors on both the mauka and makai sides, opening the living space to beautifully landscaped grounds and the magnificent pool. An inner sanctuary with koi ponds creates a serene setting. The pool has the feeling of a secluded lagoon, formed by Maui’s flowing waters, with a hidden spa, tucked away for privacy yet with views of the ocean. A relaxation pavilion takes center stage, with panoramic ocean and sunset views framed by tropical gardens and tiki torches. All with direct access to one of Maui's most popular beaches.
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Privately tucked away in the Simcoe County countryside is “The Villa,” a Frank Lloyd Wright-inspired oasis constructed with European-sourced features and accents. Only an hour away from downtown Toronto, this Mid-Century Modern sanctuary enjoys 50 acres of sprawling privacy and endless opportunities for future development. Designed to unify the wonderous outdoors and indoors, as you walk through the double door entryway, you’re greeted by a two-story atrium featuring large plants growing directly from the earth. Natural sunlight is prioritized in this estate with grandeur windows in every room. Built to entertain and relax all year round, the lower-level spa features an 80,000-liter natural indoor pool, with water filtered in from the estate's pond and naturally heated by the air. The at-home spa features a coffee bar, change rooms, a two-piece powder, soaker tub, rain shower, six-person sauna, and a large lounge area. Keeping the rest of the home in mind, it was carefully constructed with a ceiling sound absorber—designed to absorb the sound inside as to not disturb the rest of the home. This private estate is the meeting place of a Mid-Century Modern retreat, and the earth’s natural elements.
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“Between every two pines there is a doorway to a new world.” –John Muir There’s something magical about driving through the redwoods to this hilltop retreat, where you’ll encounter a view that will take your breath away. A carpet of green, a bay of blue, and an incredible ever-changing sky, spread out before you. That’s the promise of this 11-plus acre enclave. While you feel like you are sitting on top of the world, the town of Woodside is just 6.5 miles away, with easy access to Silicon Valley or San Francisco just a little farther down the road. Exploring the grounds you will appreciate the full usability and total privacy. The optimum knoll-top orientation provides multiple level lawn areas, a resort-inspired pool pavilion with outdoor kitchen, and infinity edge saltwater pool that seems to meet the view, an orchard with multiple fruit-bearing trees, a cleared sunny space ready for a vineyard, walking paths, and the impressive five-bedroom, 6.5-bath, multi-level home that features 10,650 square feet of living space.
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Elevated on a green hill in the province of Messina, this modern and exclusive home dominates the surrounding space while also integrating with the natural environment. The design invites natural light in and fosters an invigorating yet harmonious atmosphere. Although divided into several spacious levels, the home revolves around a double-height central living space. Along the sides of the property, ramps wind sinuously up to a roof that opens up to a solarium. One of the most intriguing amenities is the swimming pool, where water flows through two different levels, evoking the soft motion of waves.
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Paul Bennett Architects, PC
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SHOWTIME FOR MUSEUM OF BROADWAY CURTAIN’S ALMOST UP FOR IMMERSIVE EXHIBITS THAT PAY HOMAGE TO THE GREAT WHITE WAY
hen theater buffs walk into the Museum of Broadway, opening this W fall right next door to the storied Lyceum
The Museum of Broadway will open next door to the Lyceum Theatre in Manhattan. At left, an exterior rendering.
Theatre in midtown Manhattan, they’ll be able to see the history, artistry, and legacy of Broadway musicals, plays, and theaters come to life. That’s the goal Julie Boardman and Diane Nicoletti, co-founders and college friends, set out to accomplish when they began mapping out the concept for this museum, in 2017. Finding the right space in the heart of New York City’s theater district—a process that began in 2018 and continued throughout the pandemic—was the first step. “We spent a long time looking,” says Boardman, an entrepreneur and four-time Tony Award-nominated producer. “We needed to have at least 20,000 square feet and a ground-floor entrance. We feel so lucky that we found something right next door to the oldest operating Broadway theater.” Encompassing four floors, the interactive space, founded in collaboration with Playbill, Broadway Cares/ Equity Fights AIDS, the Al Hirschfeld Foundation, and several other partners, highlights groundbreaking moments throughout Broadway’s illustrious history. “We got our inspiration from different experiential museums,” Boardman says. “There will be artifacts, costumes, and history, but instead of seeing it on the wall you will walk through the timeline of Broadway.”
Throughout the experience, visitors will travel through a visual history of Broadway, from its inception in the Financial District to its present day in Times Square. The layout of the museum is intentional: Upon entering the space, fans will learn all about the shows currently running on Broadway, including long-running productions and new ones in all 41 theaters. Next, museumgoers will go back in time and learn about the pioneers of Broadway, the landmark moments of social change, and delve into the back story behind many of the most beloved plays and musicals of all time via immersive installations designed by leading contemporary visual artists and acclaimed Broadway designers. “As you walk through the museum, you’ll not only see a show’s artifacts but we’ll also have recreations of a set and artistic interpretations of that show,” says Nicoletti, founder of Rubik Marketing, an award-winning experiential agency in New York City, which has organized Game of Thrones and X-Men experiential fan events, among many others. “We hope that when someone remembers a room for its visual elements it might help them understand the history of Broadway a little bit better.” Another highlight: Guests will go backstage to get a taste of “The Making of a Broadway Show,” with a special exhibit honoring the community of talented professionals—both onstage and off—who bring magic to every performance of a Broadway play or musical. In the ground-floor retail store, Broadway fans can shop for everything from show-specific items to limited-edition Hirschfeld merchandise and bespoke products from small local businesses. A ground-floor studio space has been configured for multiple purposes, from kids’ birthday parties and panel discussions to cocktail parties and corporate get-togethers. There will be show-specific events and, even, classes that will take place in that space. “For example, if you want to take a dance class and learn choreography from the Moulin Rouge instructors, we can do that in that space,” Nicoletti says. The space will take its cues from the timed ticket experiences at such exhibits as “Van Gogh: The Immersive Experience,” in order to control the flow of guests in the space and enforce social distancing. Whether visitors are die-hard Broadway fans or simply enjoy theater from time to time, the museum’s founders are committed to creating a space that pays homage to Broadway’s legacy. “A Broadway museum could be organized in a lot of different ways but the path we’ve taken acknowledges that the art we create today can exist because of all the pioneers who pushed the boundaries,” Boardman says. “They really made this art form what it is today and we want to honor that.” 43
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SEABOURN SETS SAIL THE ULTRALUXURY CRUISE LINE PREPS THE LAUNCH OF TWO NEW EXPEDITION SHIPS
Seabourn Venture is one of two new experiential cruise ships entering the market for bucket-list travel.
eteran travelers who have already cruised the world’s seas in style on V well-appointed ships are increasingly
looking to take their love of aquatic exploration to another level. Expedition travel—one of the fastest growing segments of the cruise industry—is now positioned atop many a bucket list. Seabourn, a brand of Carnival Corp. and PLC, is launching two purpose-built expedition ships: Seabourn Venture is scheduled to make its maiden voyage this July, while Seabourn Pursuit is set to debut in 2023. Each ship will feature 132 luxurious oceanfront veranda suites, with a total capacity of up to 264 guests. They’ll also venture farther north and south than any ship in Carnival’s history.
“Our primary goal in building these new ships is to give expedition travelers the best possible destination experience onboard and far afield, with an innovative design that enables us to get all guests out into the environment as quickly as possible to fulfill those travel wish lists,” says Robin West, vice president of expedition operations for Seabourn. “These ships have been designed from conception for expedition travel blended with ultraluxury and personalized service.” The hull for Seabourn’s expedition ships has been constructed to PC6 Polar Class standards, making the ships capable of summer and autumn operations in Antarctica, the Arctic, and other
exotic destinations. Propulsion will be delivered by Azipod units, giving the ships greater maneuverability. Other operational design touches include shell doors, which will be used by guests to move on and off the ships, placed right at the waterline to make it easy for passengers to step right on to a Zodiac boat. This improved accessibility allows guests to move quickly to view wildlife or go ashore to enjoy remarkable landscapes. And lots of open deck space means passengers take in views of mountains, glaciers, and greenery. Onboard crew will include a 26-person expedition team of experienced wilderness experts, scientists, historians,
and naturalists. During each sailing, the experts will regularly interact with guests to provide in-depth insights into the history, ecology, and culture of each destination. In 2022, Seabourn Venture will visit destinations in the Arctic, the Caribbean, and Central and South America. Customers can choose from more than a dozen immersive voyages, ranging from 10 to 15 days. Seabourn Venture’s maiden voyage, “Northern Isles & The Viking Homeland,” will depart from London in July. “Our expedition itineraries in 2022 will offer a ‘safari at sea’ where travelers experience the diversity of nature and wildlife on either side of the equator,” says Josh Leibowitz, president of Seabourn. “Seabourn Venture will offer the perfect balance of immersive, compelling adventures combined with our unrivaled luxury service.” Seabourn Pursuit’s inaugural voyage, “Lands of Fire and Ice,” is scheduled to depart Reykjavik, Iceland, in April 2023. The itinerary, which winds its way along the coasts of Iceland and Greenland, will allow passengers to explore snowy landscapes, magnificent waterfalls, hot springs, and lava fields. In August 2023, the ship’s Northwest Passage journey will take it through some of the Northern Hemisphere’s most remote areas, from Kangerlussuaq, Greenland, to Nome, Alaska.
HIGH - END ACCOMMODATIONS
Despite the incredible surroundings, passengers might find themselves tempted to stay in and luxuriate in the boats’ opulent guest suites; the Veranda, Panorama Veranda, and Penthouse categories have been designed by New York City’s Tihany Design. Each suite features elegant touches that reflect bygone maritime craftsmanship; materials include wood, stone, and intricately textured fabrics. Each suite also has a built-in heated jacket wardrobe, where guests can grab a warm coat before heading out or hang wet parkas and other gear to dry quickly. The two-story Grand Wintergarden suites, a new layout for Seabourn, have been designed by Tihany to provide expansive, apartment-style accommodations. Located midship, these suites have a generous lower level living area that is large enough for entertaining, with a separate guest bath, a pantry, and wet bar stocked with a customized selection of spirits including a bottle
of Shackleton Blended Malt Scotch Whisky, inspired by Sir Ernest Shackleton’s iconic British Antarctic Expedition of 1907. UNDERWATER EXPLORATION
Each ship will carry 24 Zodiacs and an assortment of kayaks, as well as a pair of battery-powered submarines operating excursions for an extra charge. Each U-Boat Worx Cruise Sub 7, designed specifically for Seabourn, will carry up to six guests as well as one pilot, who will guide journeys up to 300 meters beneath the surface. “The undersea world is often considered as the last great frontier on Earth, with more than 80% of the underwater realm remaining unmapped, unobserved, and unexplored according to the U.S. National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration,” West says. “With these subs, we’re going to take our guests to places that few have ever seen firsthand,
leaving them with a perspective on the world around us that is jaw-dropping and will create stories to last a lifetime.” The subs will be operated multiple times per day in regions around the world where conditions are suitable. HEALTH AND WELLNESS
Completing the experience is an immersive spa and wellness facility as well as a mindful living program with Dr. Andrew Weil. “Spa & Wellness is sure to be a standout space for our guests,” Leibowitz notes. “Over the past year, wellness has grown in importance in many people’s personal lives, and our highly trained staff will be devoted to providing a robust series of mind and body programs and rejuvenating treatments developed in collaboration with Dr. Weil to ensure travelers can relax, reconnect, and recharge during their time on board.”
The Seabourn Venture has high-end accommodations, with lots of elegant touches that reflect bygone maritime craftsmanship.
OAHU OASIS HAWAII LOA RIDGE IS PRIZED FOR THE PRIVACY IT OFFERS AND ITS PANORAMIC OCEAN AND MOUNTAIN VIEWS
awaii Loa Ridge, a private gated subdivision in East Honolulu, H is the most exclusive and expensive
community on the oasislike Hawaiian island of Oahu. Set in the foothills of the Koolau Mountains, it’s prized for its privacy, its relaxing lifestyle, and its panoramic ocean and mountain views—a true escape from busy city life. “It’s a magical place to live as it embraces so much beauty in all directions, including peaceful interaction with nature that’s calming to the mind,”
says Akimi Mallin, a realtor with List Sotheby’s International Realty. “Yet one can still be close to many island activities.” GRAND RESORT- STYLE ESTATES
Only a 15-minute drive from the beachy neighborhood of Waikiki, Hawaii Loa Ridge, which the locals call simply “The Ridge,” is nestled between the communities of Aina Haina and Niu Valley on Oahu’s south shore. It backs up to the Pia Valley preserve, a large rainforest. It is home to a variety of residents,
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$11,600,000 Property ID: 3E3ZFC | sothebysrealty.com List Sotheby’s International Realty
ranging from prominent personalities and celebrities to families and retirees; the population hovers around 18,000. “It attracts people from all over the world,” Mallin says. “It is very friendly and neighborly.” Established in 1980, the community has only about 550 custom-built homes that are set on up to an acre of land each. Although their styles range from Mediterranean to contemporary, they all share a grandeur that Mallin says, “makes you feel like you’re living in a resort.”
Many of the residences, she says, have pools and were designed to merge interior and exterior spaces. “There are views of Diamond Head and Koho Head,” she says. “You can see the Pacific Ocean and the fabulous sunrises. There are stars galore on a clear night. There also are cool mountain breezes and many rainbows.” The community itself features a variety of amenities that reinforce the luxury lifestyle of the residents. In addition to 24/7 security, there are tennis courts, a park with places to picnic, a clubhouse, common landscaped areas, and a professionally managed homeowners association. Prices range from $3 million to $27 million, Mallin says, adding that the most recent sale, in March 2022, was slightly more than $6 million for a 5,658-square-foot house that has five bedrooms, four full bathrooms, and a half bathroom, and that is sited on a third of an acre. “There rarely are vacant lots available,” she says, noting that there currently are only 20 active listings. The priciest is $27 million. WHAT MAKES IT UNIQUE
The beauty of Hawaii Loa Ridge starts with the views, Mallin says. “On a clear day, you can see three of the island chains—Molokai, Maui, and Lanai.” The Pia Valley preserve, which covers 300 acres, extends the beauty and the views. “It’s home to priceless
native plants and has an intact native forest of Ohi trees, Koa trees, and rare and threatened endangered species,” she says. The climate is another draw: The average year-round temperature is 78.4 to 84.4 degrees Fahrenheit. In addition to The Ridge’s own park, there are several green spaces nearby, including Kuliouou Beach Park and Kawaikui Beach Park. There are a variety of luxury shopping malls in the area that feature dining options. Kahala Mall has over 100 jewelry, clothing, and electronics shops as well as Whole Foods. Ala Moana, which is 15 minutes away, offers “worldclass designer merchandise and has a beach park and restaurants,” Mallin says. The Kahala Hotel & Resort, Mallin notes, “has five stylish restaurants and a world-class spa. You can swim in a private lagoon with dolphins.” Nearby golf clubs include the Waialae Country Club and Hawaii Kai Golf Course. There are several private schools in the area, including Honolulu Waldorf School, which enrolls students from prekindergarten through eighth grade; Holy Nativity School, for children in prekindergarten through sixth grade; and Mary, Star of the Sea School, a Roman Catholic institution for students in kindergarten through eighth grade. “There are many things to do in Honolulu,” Mallin says. “Hawaii Loa Ridge is close to everything.”
This page: A modern, five-bedroom house on a hillside in the prestigious Loa Ridge gated community. Opposite page: An aerial view of Hawaii Loa Ridge.
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COMBINING DESIGN TRADITIONS THE DUO BEHIND FAMED DESIGN -ARCHITECTURE STUDIO GAMFRATESI ON HOW THEY WORK TOGETHER, FIND BALANCE, AND MORE
anish-Italian architect and design duo Stine Gam and Enrico Fratesi have built their reputation by combining D their two cultures into a minimalist aesthetic. Best known Stine Gam and Enrico Fratesi, shown above, combine their cultures into a minimalist style, as seen in the Balance hanging mobile, shown at right.
for the often-replicated Beetle chair the duo made for design house Gubi and the Balance hanging mobile created for modern home furnishings maker Cappellini, the influential duo are also active designing inventive cafes and restaurants. In Manila, the Harlan & Holden cafe gets its inspiration from a greenhouse to create a sense of calm, as the cafe is situated in the midst of a busy commercial area. Verandah in Copenhagen also plays on the theme of outdoors versus indoors; it uses outdoor furniture and houses verdant trees with fragrant flowers. A hotel is in their future, though details, even its location, remain under wraps. GamFratesi’s latest project is a collaboration blending three distinct visions into a singular visual and sensory experience. The Copenhagen-based duo created a set of high-end scented home and car diffusers for Italian home fragrance maker Acqua di Parma and Italian leather furniture company Poltrona Frau. The airbound collection features fine leather spheres that straddle an electric diffuser, which infuses its surrounding with heady aromas. We spoke to the couple about how they combine their design traditions, how Italian and Scandinavian design differ and complement each other, and more.
This diffuser collection draws on both of your heritages, as well as that of two luxury brands. How did you combine it all?
stine gam: We have to find the music that sets the harmony between the two brands and ourselves. Which is how we usually work; we are accustomed to working between cultures, between ourselves, and between personalities. That’s the interesting part, finding what’s important in the DNA of all three partners. What do you find your two cultures have in common and what sets them apart, in terms of design?
gam: We both come from very strong traditions in design.
Italy is driven more by conceptual thinking, almost like a manifesto, and the Scandinavian approach is much more like a process—they go step by step. More comes from the craft.
enrico fratesi: It’s natural for us to translate both our
cultures into our work. When we start a project we want to come to it with a concept or idea, which is probably the Italian part. But then of course, our way of working is very symbiotic, because we are a couple in life and in work. That also makes it difficult to find where one started and the other finished. It’s a fluid process that becomes a mix of cultures in a very honest and natural way.
What are some examples?
fratesi: The Beetle chair we did for Gubi, which has been
very popular. We had to look for something to start the chair, because we didn’t want to start from a blank page. So we used an actual beetle for inspiration, because it was fascinating and because it was cute. I think this is why some of our projects are successful—because they’re iconic and they have a story. The beetle is still recognizable, even if there are only a few lines. That has always been the challenge; few elements, but making sure it’s still recognizable. gam: We took a lot of meaning from the beetle itself. Beetles have their protective shells, and inside they’re soft and fertile. We worked with upholstery to create the feeling of being embraced, while also recognizing its fragility.
How did the Balance mobile you created for Cappellini come about?
gam: That was for our first noncommercial exhibition. We were asked to express our philosophy at an exhibition in Milan. We thought about what we wanted to express, what pieces we wanted to show, and we ended up making this mobile. At that moment we were searching for balance in life, in process, and in work. Doing this mobile became very metaphoric for us, because it was all about how everything is interconnected; change one thing, and it falls out of balance. That became a metaphor for everyday life, that one telephone call can make your day or ruin it.
fratesi: Instead of the classic mobile made out of wood, we
used a fun absorbing material made with pressed foam that’s then covered with Kvadrat textiles. It makes a functional room divider with a contemporary twist. For us it’s important to look to the past and then try to translate it; we believe as people and behavior change through time, it’s reflected in the design.
The duo was inspired by an insect for the popular—and oftenreplicated—Beetle chair, shown above.
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fratesi: All we can say is that it’s the first large-scale project
we’ve ever done. It’s kind of like a 360, where we design something we already have in mind—the hotel—and then we make projects to be inserted back into the project. It’s really nice that it’s not only related to furniture, but more to the full environment. 49
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ACCESSORIZE YOUR RIDE THESE ADD - ONS TAKE LUXURY CARS TO THE NEXT LEVEL
igh-end luxury and performance cars tend to come fully loaded with H premium infotainment, safety technol-
ogy, and upgraded seating. But there’s always more to be had. The world’s most exclusive auto makers do their best to cater to buyers who want exotic accessories. Here are ﬁve of the more outrageous oﬀerings, with price no object. ROLLS - ROYCE’S MOBILE CELLAR
The Lamborghini Huracán STO, shown at top, has a telemetry tracker and video recorder. The Ferrari Aspire watch, below, is sold separately.
For a price that starts at $61,085 before bespoke touches, the purchaser of a new Rolls-Royce can upgrade with the Cellarette, a combination cigar humidor, ashtray, S.T. Dupont lighter, glassware storage closet, and whiskey chest. No manual labor is required to access the contents: It’s motorized. “At the push of a button, the humidor tray rotates, opening to present cigars,” the company says. “Glasses with
Rolls-Royce branding are oﬀered in a similar outward rotation.” There’s a tabletop, side hammocks with ashtray spurs, a bottle holder, and porcelain snack bowls for the nonsmokers. Available personalization includes engraved plates, special wood ﬁnishes, and leather colors. “The Rolls-Royce Bespoke Cellarette is the perfect example of our designers matching their skills with the lifestyles of our increasingly younger owner,” says Martin Fritsches, president of Rolls-Royce Motor Cars Americas. LAMBORGHINI TRACKS YOUR PLAY
Owners of these exclusive Italian cars often take them to the track, aiming for a personal best lap time. Track and Play for the Huracán EVO and STO is a telemetry tracker and video recorder that works with a phone app. The user
For $2,391, Bentley sells a business overnight bag that combines Italian leather craftsmanship with practical British design, and is inspired by the shape of the Bentley dashboard.
chooses the track (56 from all around the world are preloaded), and then has lap times, acceleration, speed, G-force, RPM, and steering angle tracked as the driver proceeds. A special “ghost” feature allows comparison with the results from pro drivers on the same course. All the action (the view forward from the driver’s perspective) gets recorded in HD video, and a data-synching function allows the results to be shared on social media platforms. The price is $5,300. Of course, this is just the beginning— Lamborghini will build a car to suit via its Ad Personam Studio. The approach seems to be working: In 2021, the company had its best year ever, with 8,405 cars delivered worldwide.
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BUGATTI, YOUR WAY Starting at $61,085, the buyer of a Rolls-Royce can upgrade with the Cellarette, a combination cigar humidor, ashtray, lighter, glassware storage closet, and whiskey chest, shown at right.
Last year, Bugatti launched its exclusive Sur Mesure (“tailored”) service, designed to meet what it said was a growing demand for “ultracustomized” materials, designs, and finishes. It’s a bespoke approach that starts with a one-on-one consultation with Bugatti experts. For would-be owners, there’s no need to be restricted to catalog colors or leather choices. The process has resulted in several “one-of-one” cars, such as the hand-painted Chiron Zebra in Titanic Blue and Gunpowder Gray, created for a customer in Qatar in 2019. The Divo Ladybug, from 2021, has a unique paint job. It took Lamborghini 18 months to create its “geometric-dynamic algorithmic fading pattern” for an affluent American customer. The Divo costs $5.7 million before options like this get added on.
A BENTLEY-BRANDED BAG
For $2,391, Bentley sells a business overnight bag that combines Italian leather craftsmanship with a contemporary and practical British design inspired by the iconic shape of the Bentley dashboard. The zipper pulls are palladium-plated, there’s a grilleinspired patterned nylon interior lining, and the Bentley emblem on the front panel. The twin top handles are hand cross-stitched, and the shoulder strap is detachable. Inside, there’s room for documents, a change of clothing, and, of course, a laptop. TIME FOR FERRARI
Watches and cars go together. And for $2,800, Ferrari offers the limitededition Swiss-made Aspire automatic chronograph watch. Only 199 will be made. Features include a forged carbonfiber dial and a transparent back
showing off the 25-jewel self-winding movement (with a contrasting Scuderia Ferrari-branded rotor). The detailing is, of course, in Rosso Corsa red. The owner of this numbered watch gets an engraved plaque attesting to its exclusivity. Another option is trying to find a Hublot Ferrari Unico Carbon, a very limited edition unveiled during the Geneva Motor Show in 2018—only 500 were made. The case is in carbon fiber, and the hands—in Ferrari red, are faceted, polished black nickel. The crown echoes the look of auto pedals, and the rotor is wheel-inspired. The clasp is titanium and the strap Black Alcantara. The original price was £23,000. In the aftermarket, the offerings can get quite extravagant. S.P. Green & Co. offered a £14,500 Ferrari ignition key encrusted with 1,160 diamonds.
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MINDFUL MOVEMENT FORMER BARRY’S INSTRUCTOR KEONI HUDOBA BUILT A GLOBAL FITNESS EMPIRE VIRTUALLY
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trainer Keoni Hudoba is on the move. Fitness The Hawaii-born, New York City-
based athlete credits a movement call on stage in his early career as an opera singer for inspiring his personal and professional journey as a world-renowned athlete. “My first passion was always performing. I started working professionally singing out of college and during that process, I was super overweight. During a movement call I thought I was going to have a full-blown heart attack. It was the biggest ‘a-ha’ moment,” Hudoba says. Hudoba, 39, acknowledged his extra weight felt like a security blanket at a time when he was coming to terms with his sexuality and feeling comfortable in his own skin. “I was gaining weight at a rapid pace, and I thought, ‘This is not what I want to do. This is not who I want to be.’ I finally acknowledged who I was and came out to my family,” Hudoba says. It was a moment of clarity, propelling him forward to chase a career in fitness. Hudoba became a certified personal trainer, starting his career at Equinox. He launched a method of his own and went on to work for some of the most recognized fitness studios, such as high-intensity interval workout studio Barry’s and cycling workout SoulCycle, and eventually signed on with Under Armour to train its professional athletes before starting his own fitness company, Cyc Fitness, an indoor cycling studio he sold in 2016. After becoming an investing partner at Barry’s, the pandemic hit, forcing Hudoba to rethink traditional workouts. “I had never done an Instagram Live in my life,” Hudoba says, about pivoting to social media platforms to maintain and build a remote fitness audience. He started teaching a free class online at 9 a.m. every day and created a GoFundMe page to raise money for small businesses hurt as a result of the pandemic, donating more than $80,000 in relief, he says. Then he started building his businesses virtually, establishing a
Zoom platform for his fans to join the high-intensity classes composed of AMRAP (as many rounds as possible) and EMOM (every minute on the minute) workouts, where a certain number of exercises are done in repetition targeting specific muscles. The exercises could be done with household items. The hype garnered the attention of partners like Lululemon whom he teamed up with to start teaching safe, in-studio workouts in downtown Manhattan. His workout, COREntine+, is a 50-minute total body HIIT workout (high-intensity interval training) that features weights, bands, and body weight. TIP: FINDING A HEALTHY BALANCE
Hudoba says being mindful about his health and wellness instead of restricting is key to seeing progress on his continued fitness journey. “With my age, I know that my body is really changing now. It doesn’t move the same; my metabolism is not as fast. When it comes to nutrition, during the week, I’m pretty strict about what I eat. Taking mental breaks was a big thing for me too,” Hudoba says, of taking three weeks off to reset in the new year. “It felt incredible—taking those mental breaks is great. Even yesterday I stayed off my phone.” Hudoba says finding an accountability partner to help you stay on track with health and fitness goals can make all the difference. “I’m always a believer in the buddy system. It’s very tough if you’re not motivated. You have to find that motivation from something or someone—finding someone who resonates with you, and understands what your goals are,” he says. TIP: SWITCH IT UP
Hudoba avoids staying stagnant—in life and in his workouts—and when it comes to exercise that means embracing variety. “I go to hot yoga often, or Megaformer classes. I used to run six to seven miles a day; now I’m a stair climber. Don’t be afraid to switch it up,” Hudoba says. 53
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IN THEIR OWN HANDS HOME MANICURES HAVE IMPROVED, BRINGING THE SALON EXPERIENCE CLOSER THAN EVER
end polishes, at-home manicures have become the epitome of self-care luxury. “While our customers still cherish the salon experience, they’re now more empowered to take polish and routine maintenance into their own hands,” says Nadine Abramcyk, co-founder and head of brand for the nail-care company Tenoverten. “Our manicure kit has been one of our most popular new sets.” Jess Hannah Révész, founder and designer of the nail polish and jewelry purveyor J. Hannah, adds that the tutorials of influencers who are showcasing their over-the-top manicures on Instagram and TikTok are “likely providing people with the confidence to tackle it on their own at home.” If anything, notes Julie Campbell, general manager of Butter London, a
pioneering brand in the creation of luxury nail products formulated without known toxic ingredients, the pandemic has expanded the market. “Women— and men—have discovered that the at-home beauty treatment provides an inexpensive ‘me’ moment,” she says. The renewed focus on manicures, which is part of a larger wellness trend, has created a wider awareness of the potentially harmful and damaging effects of traditional nail-care products, such as gel and acrylic applications. “When forced to remove artificial enhancements themselves during the lockdown, women found dry, brittle, weak, and paper-thin nails under the surface,” Campbell says. “While nail polish can never be completely ‘natural,’” Abramcyk says, “our polishes are cruelty-free, vegan- and 8-free, which means they do not contain dibutyl phthalate, toluene, formaldehyde, formaldehyde resin, camphor, ethyl tosylamide, xylene, or triphenyl phosphate.” To accommodate the growing demand, the brands have responded with attractively packaged, salon-style kits that are designed to be displayed on the vanity like trophies and that, according to Révész, “make the at-home manicure an elevated, luxurious experience—not a chore or an afterthought.” Butter London’s Jelly Preserve Strengthening Treatment, according to Campbell, is a “game changer” for those who want to undo the damage done to their nails or treat common nail concerns. The product, which is packed with vitamin E, tea tree oil, hydrolyzed keratin, and the amino acid arginine, coats nails in a translucent tint that conditions, strengthens, and continuously hydrates them. Two of J. Hannah’s newest collections,
collaborations with the Metropolitan Museum of Art, have all but elevated polish to an art form. Inspired by “About Time,” the 2020 exhibit in the New York City museum’s Costume Institute, the first Mini Met collection is a set of five posh polishes: Onyx (black), Cameo (cream), Talisman (silver), Deco (gold), plus a mini bottle of the brand’s signature pearl-hued polish, Akoya. “The silver and gold both have a larger foil suspended in a clear base, which provides a more sophisticated feel—sparkles for grown-ups,” Révész says. The second Mini Met collection, created in connection with the institution’s 2021 “Surrealism Beyond Borders” exhibition, is comprised of three polishes that Révész describes as “Carnelian, a vibrant red, slightly faded as if from memory; Prim, an ode to an unmoored sky; and Enigma, a viscous neutral with a peculiar twist of green that keeps you guessing.” “All of our classic shades are a tribute to iconic New York City streets, like Canal, Bond, and Church,” says Tenoverten’s Abramcyk. “Our newest addition is Riverside, a beautiful sheer blue.” She adds that “our male customers are big fans of Bond, a classic black.” It’s clear that the at-home manicure, for men as well as women, is a “practice that’s here to stay,” Abramcyk says. Campbell’s prediction: “Remote painting parties will really take off.”
Nail polish from Tenoverten, shown at top and bottom, allows for salon-level manicures at home.
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riven by the pandemic-era shuttering of salons, the influence of social D media nail artists, as well as new high-
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The Mini Met collection of polishes from J. Hannah is inspired by an exhibit at the Metropolitan Museum of Art.
AN AMERICAN CIDER RENAISSANCE EVEN WINE LOVERS ARE DISCOVERING THE VARIETIES — AND VERSATILITY— OF THIS TIPPLE
A peek inside the production space at EsoTerra, a cider brand based in Colorado.
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ider is having a moment, thanks to passionate makers around the country who are bullish on its flavor profile and versatility, with some ciders offering a dry finish and others even imparting notes of vanilla. Like wine, the flavor and mouthfeel of a cider depends on several things, including the cider-making technique itself as well as the region of the country where the apples are sourced. “There are more and more cider makers planting heirloom apple varieties and making higher quality cider using those same apples,” says Amie Fields, a cider educator and co-founder at Botanist & Barrel, a cidery in Cedar Grove, N.C. “Others are foraging for feral apples and making truly one-of-a-kind terroir-driven vintage cider.” The finest ciders being made around the country are premium artisanal varieties that are actually—by definition— considered wines, says Elizabeth Philbrick, co-founder of EsoTerra, an artisanal hard cider brand located in Dolores, Colo., that is sold at its tasting room, shipped nationally, and available at select luxury resorts in the region. “These take a significant time to make—ours take six months to several years—and they’re made, served, and stored like wine. Best of all, they age really well and, over time, become more interesting.” In its region of Colorado (EsoTerra calls itself the “cider of the Southwest”), Philbrick says there are over 500 varieties of known apples and over 100 unknown varieties to work with, leading to the creation of a diverse spectrum of ciders. “Each one has just as much variation of flavor that a grape varietal would have,” she says. “Cider apples tend to be small and gnarly looking, like potatoes, but these are the apples that will have these wonderfully unique flavors, like subtle hints of pineapple and guava, that only appear after they’re fermented.” At Botanist & Barrel, which calls itself the South’s only natural cidery focused on spontaneous native fermentation and petillant naturel ciders, an old-school cider-making method in which fermentation occurs in the bottle, trapping the carbon dioxide and yeast in the bottle, cider offers endless flavor profiles, Fields says. “Think dry rose or high-elevation white wines,” she says. “We make over 100 seasonal small batch ciders each year with local fruits, from Champagnelike terroir-driven apple ciders, to cider/wine hybrids using local Southern grapes.”
Ask Todd Cavallo, owner of Wild Arc Farm in Pine Bush, N.Y., and he’ll tell you that he thinks part of what has broadened cider’s appeal is the fact that people, wine drinkers especially, are more open-minded about it. “We’ve noticed that customers aren’t putting a grape wine on a pedestal and thinking that wine is the only thing you should drink and everything else is lesser,” he says. He also thinks people are connecting more to the history of the beverage, though that history is fraught, acknowledges Ellen Cavalli, co-owner of Tilted Shed Ciderworks, the first farm-to-glass orchard cider maker in Sonoma County that opened in 2011 in Windsor, Calif. “We’ve all been taught that John Adams drank a tankard of cider every morning and Thomas Jefferson grew cider apples, but it was his slaves who did all the work.” This is yet another reason today’s cider makers are seeking to forge a new chapter in the history of this favorite beverage. “They want to tap into [the history] and bring back the better parts of what cider means for American culture and drinking culture as a whole,” Cavallo says. WHAT TO DRINK—AND HOW TO DRINK IT
A glass of cider at the EsoTerra tasting room, shown at top. Below, bottles and charcuterie at Botanist & Barrel in North Carolina.
Not all ciders are created equal. “There are lots of canned varieties out there, what we call ‘soda pop ciders’ that are often really sweet and contain artificial colors and flavorings,” Philbrick says. “The reality is that it’s the premium artisanal ciders that are the fastest growing subset in the cider market.” Like wine, cider pairs with an endless list of foods, from spicy entrees to creamy pasta dishes. (Note: Cider has a lower alcohol content than wine, usually between 6% and 8% rather than 12%.) “Because cider has good acidity and it’s not overly tannic or overly alcoholic, it won’t compete with many flavors,” Cavallo says. “You can pair cider with anything you’d drink a light white or sparkling wine with. My favorite thing to do is to pair cider with a pork dish. Pork chops and apples are always a good pairing. You can’t go wrong.”
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BEEFED - UP BURGERS GOLD LEAF, CAVIAR, AND FOIE GRAS ELEVATE ORDINARY CHUCK PATTIES TO DELUXE MARVELS
here are few foods more satisfying than the humble hamburger. TThe all-American comfort food
classic evokes the familiar, and yet, pair it with a martini and a dollop of caviar, a hint of foie gras, or a few shavings of truffle, and suddenly the richness of the simple staple tastes like a million bucks. The universally delicious hand-held meal has been elevated across the globe with these upscale takes.
SINGLE CHEESEBURGER AT AU CHEVAL IN CHICAGO AND NEW YORK
The Wagyu beef burger topped with French Saint Andre cheese from Bar Marilou in New Orleans.
All that’s griddled is culinary gold at this upscale Chicago diner that evokes the nostalgia of your favorite greasy spoon with the mastery of high-low ingredients. There’s bologna. There’s foie gras. At Au Cheval, burgers are classified as “sandwiches” on the menu, and in
this case for good reason, considering that topping suggestions can be an egg, crispy bacon, or house-made fried bologna for peak indulgence. The restaurant does not accept reservations, and the bar is perfect for solo diners. Pair your burger with a stiff martini to balance out the richness. THE BAR BURGER AT MAISON DE LA LUZ, NEW ORLEANS
From left: Aaron Sarles; The Continental; Margaret Pattillo
Top, from left: The famed prime rib patty from The Continental in Nashville and a burger from Harlem Burger Co., complete with edible gold leaf.
Japanese Wagyu beef is the star of this burger at Bar Marilou inside the Maison de la Luz hotel, located just steps away from New Orleans’ French Quarter. This French-inspired bar, located in a former library, has a menu fully loaded with indulgences—like foie gras with duck prosciutto and a caviar selection—so it’s no surprise that its burger is equally luxe. The Wagyu beef patty comes topped with French Saint Andre cheese—a soft-ripened blend of brie mixed with sour cream and whipped sweet cream—pickled cucumber, lettuce, and onion. It’s served on a fluffy potato bun. THE GOLDEN EDITION: WESTSIDE COWGIRL AT HARLEM BURGER CO., NEW YORK CITY
This burger adds a little something extra—edible gold. You’ll probably want to document this edible spectacle, which features a medley of comfort food-inspired fixings piled high. The Golden Edition: Westside Cowgirl, as it’s called, is topped with Swiss cheese, bacon, crisp tempura onion, homemade barbecue sauce, and egg cooked over easy with lettuce and tomato. Go the extra mile and pair this mouthwatering marvel with a shake and fries.
PRIME RIB BURGER AT THE CONTINENTAL, NASHVILLE
Chef Sean Brock’s take is traditional, with high-quality ingredients. The Continental, located inside the Grand Hyatt, just a stone’s throw away from the live music and bars on bustling Broadway, uses quality cuts of prime rib folded into Bear Creek Farm’s ground beef for its burger. The patty is crusted with peppercorns and seared. But that’s just the base of this lavish lunch or dinner—the burger is loaded with red onions, Cantal cheese, tomato, and, the kicker: foie gras mayonnaise. It’s served with gaufrette potato chips and horseradish cream. And talk about a burger that comes with hype—there’s only a limited number of them made every day at the bar starting at 5 p.m. and in order to claim one, guests are given a golden ticket. The restaurant is inspired by American dining in the 19th and early 20th centuries, and offers table-side cart service. THE GOLDEN BOY AT DE DALTONS DINER IN VOORTHUIZEN, NETHERLANDS
This burger dubs itself the world’s most expensive. And with a hefty price tag just shy of US$6,000, it just might be. Chef Robbert Jan de Veen of De Daltons diner in Voorthuizen cooked up everything extravagant for The Golden Boy Burger. It starts with a gold-leaf bun that sandwiches a patty comprised of Wagyu beef and chuck short ribs topped with Paleta Iberico Bellota ham, onion rings made with Dom Perignon Champagne in the batter, Beluga caviar, king crab, white truffle, and cheddar cheese.
That’s not all though—it’s served with a barbecue sauce made with single malt Macallan whiskey among other lavish ingredients. THE INFAMOUS TRUFFLE BURGER AT SERENDIPITY 3, NEW YORK CITY
Food aficionados may know this iconic tourist destination from the classic early 2000s romantic comedy film with the same name, Serendipity, for its famous frozen hot chocolate—but the burgers are also standouts. The Infamous Truffle Burger is dressed with luxury condiments, including Boursin cheese, truffle vinaigrette, black truffle mayonnaise, and an option to add bacon. Save room for dessert if you can. THE BHANGRA BURGER AT BABA G’S, LONDON
Lamb lovers will appreciate this burger spiced to perfection. The feast for the senses comes with a spiced lamb patty topped with an onion bhaji, raita (an Indian yogurt sauce), tamarind, mango, and a coriander and onion relish. PLANTA BURGER AT PLANTA WITH LOCATIONS IN TORONTO, FLORIDA, NEW YORK, AND MARYLAND
The dining ambience of this upscale Toronto-based vegan restaurant has a Southern California aesthetic with lush greenery like sprouting snake plants, palm leaves, and Bird of Paradise plants filling the airy space. The Planta Burger, a meatless bean-based patty with mushrooms, lentils, and chickpeas, comes dressed with queso and dill pickles, and a side of almond parmesan truffle fries for eaters looking to cut out meat without compromising on big, bold flavor. 59
The tangy, crunchy, spicy infused oil pairs beautifully with dumplings, noodles, and foods from many different cuisines.
HOT STUFF CHILI CRISP HEATS UP PANTRIES EVERYWHERE
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hili crisp is hotter than ever. The tangy, crunchy, spicy infused oil made with bits C of peppers, onions, scallions, garlic, and other flavorful
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aromatics is a crispy condiment that packs a punch. The spicy spread has been used in China and other parts of the world for decades. And the American market has caught on to the delicious umami condiment in recent years, with versions now seen on mainstream grocery store shelves and as the star of any hot sauce collection. Use it to spice up an omelet, douse it over a slice of pizza, or savor it sweetly with ice cream—chili crisp amplifies flavor. One of the most tried and true—and commonly recognized—chili crisp brands is Lao Gan Ma, though the hot stuff has been used in China for centuries. It was made by Tao Huabi—who became known as the “Godmother of Sauce”—who began bottling up the condiment in 1997 at her noodle shop in Southern China, according to the brand’s website. The ingredient was so well-liked by customers, it spread like wildfire and eventually made its way overseas. Lao Gan Ma was meant to spice up a simple stir-fry, salmon, fish, pork, chicken, and just about any blank food canvas. The sauce is made with caramelized chilies, fermented soybeans, garlic, peanuts, and MSG for umami flavor. It’s sweet, savory, and, of course, spicy. “To me, as a chef, Lao Gan Ma is the standard. A lot of people are doing their own versions of it now. I dress it up a bit with blanched ginger, fresh scallion, oil, lime, and a few other seasonings,” says Jeremy Dean, a chef at Lucky Rabbit Noodles in Brooklyn, N.Y. “I’ve also put it in sandwiches like spicy turkey instead of mayo because it adds a little more crunch to it,” he adds. Today, a slew of new chili crisp iterations in the U.S. are being cooked up by second-generation Chinese and Taiwanese American chefs and restaurateurs putting their own unique spin on the beloved pantry staple. Here are some sublime sauces worth checking out: FLY BY JING SICHUAN CHILI CRISP
Made by a Chinese chef from Chengdu, China, Fly By Jing Sichuan Chili Crisp was introduced in the U.S. in 2018 and is made with all-natural ingredients sans MSG. It features the rare tribute pepper harvested from Sichuan farmers with ingredients like rapeseed oil, fermented black beans, seaweed, mushrooms, and ground spices. Eaters are instructed to use the spice on “everything” from vanilla ice cream to fried eggs, pizza, vegetables, dumplings, and meat. MOMOFUKU CHILI CRUNCH
Taking inspiration from Lao Gan Ma, chef David Chang’s iteration used in the kitchen at his New York City Asian restaurant Momofuku Ssäm Bar features a chili crunch that’s
equal parts smoky and garlic-tasting with hints of sesame seeds and a rich umami flavor from mushroom powder and seaweed. It’s made with three types of Mexican chilies, crunchy garlic, and shallots. The hot stuff is so well received, there’s often a waiting list to order it. CHILE CRUNCH
Mexico City-born Susie Hojel has put her own spin on the household condiment. Her Chile Crunch combines her favorite salsas from Mexico made with roasted chiles de árbol, garlic, onion, and spices. “I moved to the U.S. and instantly missed the rich diversity of spices and chiles available everywhere in Mexico. Chile Crunch is the product of my vision for a return to the unique, savory blend of flavors from just south of the border,” Hojel describes on her website.
New York-based chef Jeremy Dean serves up his own homemade rendition of chili crisp, above, dressed up with ginger, scallions, and seasonings.
SZE DADDY TAIWANESE CHILI SAUCE
New York City-based chef Eric Sze of Taiwanese restaurant 886 in New York City finds inspiration from his Taiwanese roots for Sze Daddy sauce. His rendition is made with Sichuan peppercorns, Korean chili powder, sesame, scallion, garlic, dried chili, and spices like star anise. Sze Daddy is available for purchase online at Eighteightsix.com and at other online specialty food retailers. BOON
This condiment comes ranked with a seven out of 10 on the spice scale on its website. It’s made with a blend of chilies, spices, anchovies, shallots, and garlic cooked in better-foryou sunflower oil. It’s made by chef Max Boonthanakit, inspired by his Thai upbringing. Boonthanakit pairs his hot sauce with savory dishes like garlic shrimp, mixed in with tomato sauce for spicy pasta, and over fried rice. It’s sold online at boonsauce.com. 61
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BEST BACKGAMMON SETS THESE ARE MUST- HAVES FOR YOUR GAME ROOM
and concentration, the two-player game—which features dice, a dice cup, checkers, and inﬁnite rules—dates back to Egyptian times. So, when any old set won’t do, here’s our guide to four of the most stylish ones around.
A POP ART ADDITION TO YOUR GAME TABLE
The Op Art Backgammon Set from Jonathan Adler ($415) features a mind-bendingly modernist board (close the set with a magnetic closure for a chic cocktail table accent) and comes with solid resin pieces—all contained in a high-gloss lacquer box with velvet liner. MADE IN THE U.S.A.
Proudly made in Providence, R.I., the Classic Champion Tournament Sets from Crisloid are packaged in a sturdy attaché, which secures each backgammon piece tightly within its well-constructed case. Available in a wide variety of colors, including brown, green, and blue, the cork backgammon board ($335) is both classic and lasting, includes polished backgammon checkers that will slide smoothly across the board for that ideal gameplay that backgammon connoisseurs love. It also comes with a complete set of dice and two dice rollers. 62
A SUPER HIP TAKE
Featuring a high gloss wood box with blue carbon ﬁber ﬁnish for dice and chips and a velvet-lined game base, the Matte Black Backgammon Set from Brouk & Co., a Los Angelesbased company that features products “designed for the modern man,” comes in a custom full matte black ebony case and includes dice and chips ($400). AN ULTRALUXE SET
For those who refuse to settle for less than the absolute best of the best, the French-made Baccarat Crystal and Marble Backgammon Set ($18,000) makes the perfect gift. Designed by Dutch designer Marcel Wanders, the classic game of backgammon is transformed into a stunning work of art. Not only is this a numbered edition, but the backgammon board itself is handcrafted from inlaid white and black marble with red velvet-lined storage for the dice and pieces. The dice, doubling cube, and pieces are made from mouth-blown crystal.
The Baccarat Crystal and Marble Backgammon Set is a true work of art, with an $18,000 price tag.
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f all the board games we love to play, backgammon is regarded O as the oldest. Requiring logic, risk,
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AUTHOR AND PLANTING ENTHUSIAST CLAIRE RATINON’S PICKS FOR GARDENING TOMES
Ratinon’s own reading about plants is broad, from stepby-step guides that she returns to over and over for support, to memoirs that gave her the push she needed to write Unearthed. Here are her must-reads for anyone interested in reconnecting with the land.
Christian Cassiel (portrait); Courtesy of The Quarto Group (Grow Your Own Vegetables); Courtesy of Faber & Faber (Animal, Vegetable, Miracle); Courtesy of Laurence King Publishing (Wild about Weeds); Courtesy of Canongate Books (Rootbound); Courtesy of Chelsea Green Publishing (Farming While Black)
GROW YOUR OWN VEGETABLES BY JOY LARKCOM
“This is the vegetable grower’s Bible. A wealth of information and wisdom, it was first published in 1976, but I’m yet to find something in it that is not useful, or that is outdated. If you think ‘I really want to get into vegetable growing and I want everything I could possibly need,’ this is the book I would buy.” ANIMAL, VEGETABLE, MIRACLE BY BARBARA KINGSOLVER
“Barbara Kingsolver is such an incredible storyteller. This is the story of how she and her family moved to a piece of land and try to live off it for a year. It manages to capture the ups and downs of working the land. I’ve bought it three times but still don’t actually have a copy, I always end up giving it away.” WILD ABOUT WEEDS BY JACK WALLINGTON
laire Ratinon fell in love with digging the earth on a rooftop in New York City. She spent two seasons volunteering C at Brooklyn Grange, the leading rooftop farming business in
the U.S. “It was superproductive, not hobbyism but feeding the community, supplying restaurants,” she says. She moved back to London and opted to give up her office job to grow organic produce for the restaurants of famed chef Yotam Ottolenghi. And then, just before the pandemic, she escaped to the countryside of East Sussex, for a garden, and chickens to call her own. Ratinon, 38, details this switch, from city to country, and all that learning about plants has helped her realize about her inner self, in her new book, Unearthed: On Race and Roots, and How the Soil Taught Me I Belong. “The book has taken me down the road of looking into my heritage, and ancestry within that,” she says. “It is my journey into the work of growing food, but moves into the history of Mauritius where my family are from, the stories of my parents, and explores the issues of race and roots and belonging,” she says. “All of those things are for me intertwined in the relationships that we have with the plant world and wider ecosystem around us at large.”
“Jack is a brilliant garden designer and a deeply passionate gardener. This book is about taking a step back out of the stories we tell about the plants [weeds] that ‘aren’t supposed to be there,’ asking you to get to know them again and consider whether you find them beautiful. It does a nice job of explaining how you can work with what is already growing in your garden.” ROOTBOUND: REWILDING A LIFE BY ALICE VINCENT
“Alice’s writing is gorgeous, rich, and vulnerable. It melds horticulture and history with Alice’s personal story of a tender time in her life, plants woven throughout. It’s also based in South London, a celebration of plants that live in the city. If Alice hadn’t written this book, Unearthed wouldn’t exist.” FARMING WHILE BLACK BY LEAH PENNIMAN
“Leah is a brilliant human, for her growing work in upstate New York at Soul Fire Farm, an Afro-indigenous centered community farm, for how she encourages people to grow, and her book that is so powerful and resonant. It is very practical, but it’s also spiritual and she talks about the important role people of African descent have played in agriculture through the centuries. It initiated a bit of confidence in me to dare look at history that I had turned away from. With Leah’s work it is possible that other young Black and brown people will find their way toward growing without having to stumble across a rooftop farm in New York.” 63
RESIDE SUMMER 2022
PERSONAL SECURITY GETS A TUNE- UP THE LATEST TECH DEVICES TO ENSURE YOUR HOME’S PROTECTION CAN’T BE BREACHED
The Google Nest Doorbell allows users to track subjects.
video and allows users to zoom digitally, automatically track subjects, and chat with visitors, all of which can be done through the Google Home companion app on any smart device. LOCK IT UP
You don’t have to be James Bond to use an FBI-certified fingerprint sensor. The Verifi Smart Safe (US$374.99)employs the technology to ensure any dangerous items, money, or valuables are stored in a secure manner, with access only granted to those permitted. This safe, made of alloy steel, comes with an antitheft alarm and time-stamped tamper alerts. The smart-fingerprint technology allows users quick access, with years of use from a single set of batteries. WHEN THERE’S SMOKE
Keeping a sleeping family safe from fire or carbon monoxide is not a task to be taken lightly. The Google Nest Protect, which detects both smoke and carbon monoxide, pairs with the Nest, Google Home, and even Philips Hue lightbulbs to give a visual cue of danger. The device, available for US$119, will not only sound an alarm, but also tell you which room the smoke or carbon monoxide has been detected. SHED SOME LIGHT
When there’s a noise in the yard, the eufy Floodlight Cam 2 Pro is there to illuminate the grounds with powerful, three-paneled, 3,000-lumen motion-activated floodlights. The smart floodlights are also equipped with a 100-decibel siren as well as a 360-degree pan and tilt camera that captures 2K HD video that can lock on and track any subject. The Cam 2 Pro, retailing for US$299.99, can also be controlled from the eufy Security companion app.
tech has stepped up to the challenge. The following devices can also often be monitored from your smartphone.
company’s app so you can check to see when your door is unlocked or locked. You can also create or delete virtual keys for any number of people you want to grant access to at no additional charge. The device can also be paired with Siri, Alexa, or Google Assistant.
THROW AWAY THE KEY
Smart locks have made keyless entry into cars and residences a relief from carrying around a bulky key ring. For US$229.99, the August Wi-Fi Smart Lock fits over most existing deadbolts with installation taking only 10 minutes. The lock pairs with your smartphone over Wi-Fi or Bluetooth through the 64
SOMEONE AT THE DOOR
We no longer need to rely on the peephole at the front door to determine who is knocking. Google Nest Video Doorbell is its first doorbell that runs on a rechargeable battery that is compatible with the Google Home platform. For US$179.99, the doorbell captures 4K
A SECURE HOME
The Abode Iota, which takes less than 15 minutes to install, is designed to minimize the threat of any intruders and deter possible break-ins. Abode’s wireless security devices and accessories can be customized to your home, and each system allows up to 160 synced devices. It includes built-in sirens, wireless radios, and motion-sensored cameras, all for US$279.99. Your system, which is connected through Wi-Fi, can be monitored from anywhere through the companion app. You also can receive immediate notifications and pair with your other smart-home devices.
Courtesy of Google Nest
f an intimidating guard dog isn’t an option to protect your home, valuIables, and loved ones, luckily, smart
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5504 Schaefer Road Superbly maintained home, located on an oversized lot in the coveted Parkwood Knolls neighborhood. This home offers tremendous entertaining & living spaces. The main level features a grand 2-story living room, gourmet kitchen, formal dining room, parlor with a fireplace, music room, flex bedroom space, & office with coffered ceiling. Unparalleled owner’s suite overlooks the beautifully manicured backyard & features a lavish walk-in closet, a spa-like master bathroom with dual vanities, free standing bathtub, & spacious glass shower. This home is an entertainer’s dream with amenities such as a wet bar, wine cellar, theater room with surround sound, & ample storage space on the lower level. The screened-in porch leads you to the resort-style pool, built-in hot tub, & spectacular pool/guest house offering a full kitchen, bathroom, & family room. The heated driveway leads up to the 5 car garage spaces divided between 2 garages with a custom cigar room & bar. A truly one-of-a-kind home! 7 BEDS | 9 BATHS | 9,141 SF | .860 AC
6212 Parkwood Road Spectacular to-be-built opportunity in the coveted Parkwood Knolls neighborhood of Edina on this beautiful ¾ acre lot. This home features custom finishes throughout, open floor plan, modern gourmet kitchen, and a gorgeous bar area that is connected to the screened porch, steps from the spacious backyard. The upper level boasts a luxurious master retreat featuring large walk-in closet & spa-like master bathroom, a loft area, and 3 additional bedroom suites. The lower level is an entertainer’s dream, featuring a large entertainment room, bar area, billiards room, exercise room, additional bedroom, and sport court! You also have the opportunity to completely customize your dream home. Designed and built by Parkwood Proper. 5 BEDS | 5 BATHS | 6,336 SF | .710 AC
5213 Minnehaha Boulevard Great Neighborhood Homes presents an Incredible opportunity to build on a rare, oversized lot overlooking East Edina’s Arden Park and Minnehaha Creek. Walkable to 50th and France and just a short walk over the creek bridge to Edina Country Club. Open floor plan with huge creek facing windows. Extra deep back yard with mature trees. This home features an open floor plan with huge creek facing windows. Great for entertaining with a big front porch overlooking the park. Huge kitchen with two islands, dining area, huge walk-in pantry, and Subzero/Wolf appliances. Breakfast banquette overlooking the big back yard. Main floor den/ study. Screen porch flows to the back yard. The upper level features an owner’s suite overlooking the creek, a spa-like bath and huge walk-in closet. Two kid’s bedrooms with Jack and Jill bath plus a Jr. Suite. Optional bonus room. Lower level with creek views, rec room, fitness/golf simulator, wet Bar, billiards area, guest suite. Optional sports court. 5 BEDS | 5 BATHS | 5,220 SF | .300 AC
5209 Minnehaha Boulevard Great Neighborhood Homes presents an Incredible opportunity to build on a rare, oversized lot overlooking East Edina’s Arden Park and Minnehaha Creek. Walkable to 50th and France and just a short walk over the creek bridge to Edina Country Club. Lookout lot provides view of park and creek from all three levels. Huge back yard with mature trees. This home features an open floor plan with huge creek facing windows. Great for entertaining with a balcony off the expansive great room and a terrace off the dining room. Huge kitchen with 6-person island, huge walk-in pantry, and Subzero/Wolf appliances. Main floor den/study. Screen porch flows to back yard. 3-car garage. The upper level features an owner’s suite overlooking the creek, a spa-like bath and huge walk-in closet. Two kid’s bedrooms with Jack and Jill bath plus a Jr. Suite. Optional bonus room. Lower level with creek views, rec room, fitness/golf simulator, wet Bar, billiards area, guest suite. Optional sports court & 4th garage. 5 BEDS | 5 BATHS | 5,119 SF | .300 AC
4603 Sunnyside Road Few homes have the power to transform the way you live. This stunning home does, and has been renovated from top to bottom, boasting something for everyone, starting with the fabulous views up and down Minnehaha Creek on 100+ feet of private shoreline. Enjoy activities like fishing, canoeing, or snow shoeing and cross-country skiing. Swim in your private 25,000-gallon heated pool, enjoy the winter in your 8-person hot tub. The outdoor pergola features a slippery rock wood-burning fireplace for year-round gatherings. Ample beds/baths up create a clear distinction between entertaining and living quarters within the home. Attention to detail is evident in the reclaimed wood beams throughout the home, leaded/stained glass windows, slate roof, copper gutters, heated floors, and five fireplaces (both gas and wood). Appliances from Wolf, Bosch, and Sub-zero. This home offers the perfect balance of location, character, space, and privacy. Welcome home! 5 BEDS | 6 BATHS | 6,326 SF | .350 AC
5629 Interlachen Circle Fabulous opportunity to build your dream home with the builder of your choice in the highly sought after Highlands neighborhood in Edina. Located on the Highland Park Pond with over 100 ft of waterfront frontage, this south facing picturesque lot offers the discerning buyer coveted privacy and peaceful scenery. 5 BEDS | 4 BATHS | 4,971 SF | .252 AC
5101 Mirror Lakes Drive Newer Greg Narr built walkout rambler on a spectacular setting overlooking Highlands Lake and preserve. Many recent updates bring this home to move-in condition. The first impression when you enter the home is a stunning great room with high beamed ceilings and massive windows overlooking the water. The open floor plan flows beautifully, and the rooms have definition and purpose. Formal or casual? This home can be both. The family room is appropriately adjacent to the kitchen and informal dining space as well as a wonderful screen porch with fireplace with beautiful lake views. You will spend lots of time in the porch. A small office is tucked away by the front door, away from the commotion of the kitchen and family room. The private owner’s bedroom suite is stunning and roomy, with a sitting area and fireplace and spa-like bath. The lower level includes a big amusement room, fitness, ensuite second bedroom and two more bedrooms with a Jack’n Jill bath. The massive garage is 1,110 SF. 4 BEDS | 4 BATHS | 5,220 SF | .5 AC
5409 Kellogg Avenue Stunning remodel in Minnehaha Woods. Recent renovation by M.A. Peterson with thoughtful finishes and modern updates. Charming and inviting curb appeal with new sod and fresh landscaping in the front. The brilliant design of the open floor plan showcases the gleaming wood floors and walls of windows that allow for an abundance of natural light. Masterfully redesigned fireplace with custom wood mantle and built-in shelving. Gourmet kitchen has a large center island and lot of cabinet space. First floor office and an updated mud room. Featuring 4 bedrooms on the upper level with laundry. Large master suite with a newly remodeled bathroom and walk-in closet. Large lower level with space for all to enjoy. Beautiful outdoor deck and patio space that is great for entertaining. Attached 2 car garage with newer concrete driveway. Other updates include new roof, gutters, downspouts, garage door, back deck, patio, furnace and more! Located next to Edina CC and close to 50th and France! 5 BEDS | 5 BATHS | 4,583 SF | .19 AC
3600 W Fuller Street Charming Two Story addition/remodel with rare 3 car garage in the demand Creek Knoll Neighborhood of Edina, just steps to Minnehaha Creek, Chowen and York parks, and 50th & France! Warm, inviting home with high-end finishes, classic details & designer touches. Vaulted entry leads to bright, open kitchen with stainless appliances, granite counters, center island with seating, and new custom wine/beverage center. Living room with gas fireplace, formal dining room, and convenient main floor guest bedroom/office. Beautiful grey-toned mudroom with lockers and drying station with entry to 3 car tandem garage. Three bedrooms, 2 baths up, with dramatic 36’ Master Suite with sitting area, walk-in closet, 3/4 ensuite bath with heated floors, and balcony with French Doors. Bonus loft/office area on this level! Finished walkout lower level with family room & gas fireplace, game room, exercise room, and wet bar. Huge deck overlooks fenced, landscaped yard with perennial gardens on all 4 sides! 4 BEDS | 4 BATHS | 3,804 SF | .250 AC
5920 Halifax Avenue This home sits on a large, picturesque lot backing up to a tributary of Minnehaha Creek and Pamela Park. Enjoy year-round activates out your back door including soccer, baseball, softball, skating and hockey, and a fabulous playground. Walk to shops, restaurants, and 50th and France. With three bedrooms up and a full bath, a gracious living room and enormous deck, and a family room, porch, and half bath, this home offers ample space to spread out and be comfortable. Bring your decorating ideas or new construction plans for this large lot. Easy access to all Edina and Minneapolis-St. Paul has to offer! 3 BEDS | 2 BATHS | 2,668 SF | .26 AC
4817 Westbrook Lane This perfect house in a charming neighborhood has everything you want: new kitchen, 2 new baths, new lighting, freshly carpeted basement, new patio overlooking big and lush backyard, attached garage! Make your appointment to see this one today! Do not be discouraged by the proximity to highway 100, that sound wall works! 3 BEDS | 2 BATHS | 2,439 SF | .157 AC
5172 Abercrombie Drive Fabulous home, fabulous location! This adorable Brookview Heights home is move-in ready. Newer kitchen, beautiful landscaped spacious backyard & updated light fixtures make this 3 bed/3 bath a true gem. Located close to Highway 100 and Edina high school. The flat yard with patio and new storage shed makes for a great entertainment or quiet play space. Come see all that this home has to offer! 3 BEDS | 3 BATHS | 2,080 SF | .245 AC
7733 Tanglewood Court Looking for a quiet setting with convenient access to all Edina and the Cities have to offer? Then, sitting at the end of a prime cul-de-sac and within walking distance of Braemar Golf and Sports complex, 7733 Tanglewood fits the bill! The owners fell in love with the light-filled spaces and entertaining options of the main level; the large, private primary suite; and big bedrooms. 3 BEDS | 3 BATHS | 2,660 SF | .2 AC
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20 Park Lane International Style design featuring a ribbon effect of glass alternating with bands of white stucco. Open and light-filled floorplan with exceptional finishes throughout. Cover of the book “Legendary Homes of the Minneapolis Lakes” by Karen Melvin and Bette Hamel. Stunning Art Moderne home with curved walls, translucent glassblock windows and smooth stucco exterior. Modern furnishings and artwork stand out against the crisp, white walls. Art deco influences throughout. The entire third floor is the primary suite, including a spacious bedroom, luxe marble bathroom with heated floor and steam shower, sitting room with two-sided fireplace, glass-blocked dressing room, and huge terrace overlooking the lake. Home has been meticulously and thoughtfully refreshed top-to-bottom by current owner. Enjoy panoramic Cedar Lake views from almost every room. Minutes to downtown Minneapolis, walking/biking trails, parks, shopping and restaurants. 4 BEDS | 5 BATHS | 4,098 SF | .24 AC
3817 Sheridan Avenue South Extraordinary modern home from PKA Architecture and Streeter Homes overlooking Lake Bde Maka Ska and the Minneapolis skyline! Originally built by Streeter Homes in 2015, the home was expanded in 2020 with a second-floor addition. Open floor plan with walls of glass and lots of natural light. Set back from the street with three pavilions interconnected by transparent garden spaces with a seamless connection between the interior and exterior spaces. Large sliding glass doors open from the great room and dining room to the courtyard, swimming pool, fireplace and sitting areas. The upper level includes the cantilevered owner’s suite with private deck, two additional bedrooms, two bathrooms, lounge and laundry. High-end finishes and materials throughout including custom black walnut cabinetry, white oak hardwood floors, stucco, dark cedar siding and metal accents. This home has received numerous accolades including the RAVE Award, AIA MN Home of the Month and ALA National Design Gold Award. 5 BEDS | 6 BATHS | 6,286 SF | .280 AC
2615 Newton Avenue South Beautifully designed and built by Erotas, this 4- story provides everything you’ve been looking for! 3 family rooms, a tree top office, amazing primary suite with sitting room and lake views. Stunning, eat-in kitchen with exquisite finishes and top of the line appliances. Formal living and dining rooms and even an elevator! One of the finest homes available, do not miss this one!! 5 BEDS | 6 BATHS | 6,183 SF | .180 AC
3790 W Bde Maka Ska Parkway The Art of Reflection. Spectacular mid-century, re-imagined by famed modern architect Jim Jennings, featuring a 40x20 foot reflecting pool. The world-class landscaping by Coen Partners is extraordinary, providing dramatic water views, protected by a birch grove for privacy. There is a visceral feeling of serenity and beauty throughout, and a feeling of oneness with the lake. The Duratherm custom windows are massive, and perfectly frame the symmetry. The Valcucine Italian kitchen features Dornbracht fixtures and a commercial-grade stove. All interior doors are pivot hinge, so there is no visible door hardware. The lower level features Italian tile floors and an Extreme gas fireplace. The motor court can accommodate 7 cars and has a heated snowmelt system. The oversized heated garage is finished, with high-end cabinets for neat storage. The location is ideal; walkable to Linden Hills, the Lake Harriet Bandshell and Uptown. 2 BEDS | 2 BATHS | 3,026 SF | .21 AC
201 S 11th Street #2220 Luxury city living at The Ivy! Newly renovated corner unit by the current owner. Sprawling 2 bedroom + den with floor to ceiling windows offering incredible views from every room sunrise to sunset. Complete with all new kitchen with cabinetry, countertops, backsplash, fixtures, and high-end appliances. Master suite with fully updated private bathroom. Private balcony with gas line. Unmatched amenities include two valet parking spaces, upscale spa, large fitness center, restaurants, and cocktail lounge. Conveniently connected to the skyway. Den has a walk-in closet and can easily be converted into a 3rd bedroom. 3 BEDS | 3 BATHS | 2,662 SF
5312 Chowen Avenue South Gorgeous Fulton newer construction. This home has beautiful flow for everyday living and entertaining. Generous spaces and detailed finishes make this home a dream to be in. The kitchen has quartz countertops, stainless appliances, and a large center island. The stone clad gas fireplace in the sun drenched living room is the heart of the home. The primary suite has large windows, fully organized walk-in closet, and a wellappointed spa-like bathroom. The lower level has high ceilings and tons of space, a 5th bedroom, and a full bath. Easy walk to 50th and France for dining, shopping, fun! 5 BEDS | 4 BATHS | 3,745 SF | .120 AC
93 Groveland Terrace Welcome to this gorgeous, contemporary Lowry Hill home! The open floor plan and well appointed spaces will make entertaining a breeze. Kitchen features granite countertops and high-end stainless steel appliances. The light-filled living room features vaulted ceilings and cozy fireplace. The owner’s bedroom boasts an en suite bathroom and two walk-in closets. Private lower floor bedroom and bathroom for guests. Take the stairs or the elevator up to the bright and airy family room where you can unwind and enjoy dramatic skyline views. Or take a relaxing turn in your very own sauna! Outdoor patio space and large balconies overlook the spacious, private backyard. Attached two car heated garage. Close to chain of lakes, Walker Art Center and Sculpture Garden, running/biking trails and restaurants. 3 BEDS | 3 BATHS | 2,725 SF | .180 AC
740 Portland Avenue #1611 Remarkable 16th-floor condo with the best views downtown Minneapolis has to offer! This sprawling residence boasts 10-foot ceilings, walnut hardwood floors, custom tile in master and secondary bathroom, remotecontrolled window shades, and a custom chef’s kitchen with upgraded cabinets, waterfall countertops, top-of-the-line appliances, and designer finishes. Massive windows throughout the unit allow natural light to flood into all living spaces throughout the day. Large master suite features walkin closet, oversized windows, and a brand new en-suite master bathroom. 2 BEDS | 2 BATHS | 1,599 SF
801 Washington Avenue North #304 Welcome to 801 Washington, a NYC style loft in a historic building located in the heart of the North Loop. The unit boasts 15’ to 35’ ascending ceilings, reclaimed hardwood floors, and large wooden beams spanning across the ceiling. Entertain and prepare meals in the chef’s kitchen that boats marble countertops, high end stainless steel appliances and custom cabinetry with hidden pull out drawer and storage. Enjoy an open concept from the kitchen, dining into the living room with its exposed brick wall, large windows and gas fireplace. 2 BEDS | 2 BATHS | 2,034 SF
200 Park Avenue #102 A fabulous opportunity to own a luxury garden-level loft in the prestigious and historic Mill District. This multi-level unit offers a large private fenced in patio, expansive open floor plan with 10.5’ concrete ceilings, exposed duct work, large windows, and a stunning gas fireplace. Kitchen offers granite countertops, stainless steel appliances, walk-in pantry, and center island. Large loft on the upper level can double as an office and family room. Beautiful master suite with walk-in closet, and a private full bath with heated towel rack and a separate tub and shower. 2 BEDS | 3 BATHS | 2,451 SF | 1.162 AC
5040 Zenith Avenue South Beautifully renovated home in the heart of the Fulton neighborhood. Stunning renovations and attentive design elements highlight its intrinsic charm. Abundant natural light from generous southern exposure and an open concept lend warmth to this already inviting home! Main level family room through kitchen with walk-out deck, walk-in closet in main floor master bedroom, 2nd main floor bedroom would be a great office or nursery. Lower level spaces offer even more lifestyle flexibility. 4 BEDS | 2 BATHS | 2,022 SF | .12 AC
5633 10th Avenue South Modern amenities and updates meet classic two-story in this South Minneapolis gem! Perfect for entertaining, the large kitchen opens to the formal dining room, where the original built-in cabinets add to the charm. Or cross over the open staircase and relax in front of the fire in the light and airy living room. Take morning coffee on the three-season porch or the back patio. The home features a spacious primary suite with ¾ bath, walk-in closed, and custom designed, built-in wardrobe drawers. 3 BEDS | 3 BATHS | 2,507 SF | .14 AC
221 Groveland Avenue Unique opportunity for a custom Minneapolis townhome. Well maintained with an open and modern floor plan and gleaming hardwood floors. Main floor formal living and dining room with gas fireplace, custom built-ins and an office. Spacious kitchen with generous center island, stainless steel appliances, granite countertops, granite tile backsplash and lots of cabinet space. Walkout to the newly updated paver patio with a new privacy fence and green space for gardening. Great spaces for entertaining. 3 BEDS | 4 BATHS | 3,084 SF | 1.633 AC
5028 Hiawatha Avenue Landmark 1872 Italianate home across from Minnehaha Falls Park! Fall in love with the show-stopping, restored exterior of this grand 4 bed, 4 bath home, perfectly situated on an oversized lot with a 2 car garage. Generous spaces throughout, including 13 ft ceilings in the main floor living room, parlor, and formal dining room; main level also features a spacious custom kitchen, mudroom with laundry, and powder room. Upper level features a lofted gathering space, 4 bedrooms including the primary with ensuite full bath, plus additional full bath. 4 BEDS | 4 BATHS | 3,379 SF | .295 AC
1008 Portland Avenue Your single family option in the city. This “city home” in high demand Grant Park, is a lovely three bedroom, three bath, two level residence boasting new hardwood floors on the main and new carpet on the stairs and entire lower level. Similar to the popular brownstone concept, this home has its own front door entrance from on-street parking, and two private parking stalls outside their rear entrance. This stunning, spacious home has been well maintained and provides ample room for working remote, as well as entertaining. It includes walk-in closets, a cozy fireplace, and sun filled windows. 3 BEDS | 3 BATHS | 2,210 SF | 1.372 AC
3414 43rd Avenue South Spacious, spotless, newer built 2-story 3 bed, 4 bath Longfellow home ready to move in and enjoy! Step into the large entry foyer and enjoy the open concept main level flooded with natural light and featuring generous living and dining rooms, powder room, plus the cook’s kitchen with center island, newer stainless appliances, and plenty of cabinet and counter space. Upstairs, find 3 bedrooms, including the spacious primary bedroom with ensuite ¾ bath, plus additional full bath. 4 BEDS | 4 BATHS | 3,379 SF | .12 AC
301 Clifton Avenue #4K Welcome to 301 Clifton! This charming building features 44 well-kept condo’s, underground heated/secured parking, and great amenities including a business center, workout space, car wash, and rooftop deck. This specific condo, unit 4K, is a top floor penthouse unit that features a private owners suite with a full bath, a guest room and 3/4 bath, and an open concept kitchen and vaulted living room along with laundry on main. A balcony with views of downtown Minneapolis spans the owner’s suite to the living room and provides ample entertaining space. 2 BEDS | 2 BATHS | 1,849 SF
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2400 Cedar Point Drive One of the finest residences in the upper Midwest! Landmark luxury estate on a spectacular private peninsula in Woodland with almost 1,700 ft of frontage on Wayzata Bay. Completed in 2016, this breathtaking custom-built home is situated on one of the most coveted lots on Lake Minnetonka. Stunning east coast shingle-style design and superb craftsmanship from Swan Architecture and Streeter Homes. Panoramic lake views from almost every room! A long private driveway leads to the beautiful shake and stone home. Multiple decks, porches and patios maximizes indoor and outdoor living. Endless amenities including primary and catering kitchens, soaring double vault ceiling, studio, spa bath, 4-BR suites upstairs including the primary wing, theatre, golf simulator, 8+ car heated garage, boat house, and much more. Park like setting with mature trees, beautiful landscaping, and replica Nova Scotia lighthouse. Iconic Lake Minnetonka property known for the tallest residential flag pole in Minnesota. 4 BEDS | 7 BATHS | 9,366 SF | 2.89 AC
2820 Deer Hill Road Spectacular to-be-built 5BR/4BA from Hendel Homes and Swan Architecture in Deer Hill Preserve, Medina’s premier development. Exceptional design and luxurious finishes. Incredible opportunity to build on this beautiful 1.34-acre lot. A wooded out lot borders the property to the east and north enhancing privacy. Open and spacious floor-plan. Main level living includes a gourmet center island kitchen, great room with fireplace, hearth room, formal and informal dining, office/study and mudroom. Four bedrooms upstairs including private master suite with spa like bath, laundry, Jack & Jill bath and 3/4 bathroom. Outstanding walk-out lower level with large family room, sport court/exercise area, 5th bedroom and 3/4 bath. Amenities include hardwood floors, enameled woodwork, cutting edge technology, four-car heated garage and much more. Outdoor spaces include large screened porch, pool and deck. Award winning Orono Schools. Minutes to downtown Wayzata. Other lots also available for sale. 5 BEDS | 4 BATHS | 6,133 SF | 1.340 AC
1735 Fox Street Build your dream home on this gorgeous 2.1-acre wooded lot with Hendel Homes, one of the Twin Cities’ premier custom home builders, known for building spectacular residences with the highest level of quality, uncompromising excellence and unparalleled architectural details. Hendel Homes has been working with Modern Oasis Architecture + Design and world renowned architect Charles R. Stinson on a new concept for this lot. Other architectural styles are also welcomed. Award winning Orono Schools. Close to trails, parks, golf, shopping, restaurants and Lake Minnetonka. Minutes to downtown Wayzata. 4 BEDS | 4 BATHS | 5,340 SF | 2.160 AC
2200 Hollybush Road Conveniently secluded living! Masterfully crafted estate set on 10 acres of nature in the award-winning Orono School District. Overlooking peaceful wetlands, this stately home unveils itself to the tranquil views with uncompromised luxury living in an exclusive neighborhood setting. Exceptional handcrafted detail, outstanding custom millwork and beautifully appointed spaces comprise the 8,572 square feet of sunlit living spaces. The thoughtfully designed layout is ideal for accommodating get-togethers yet intimate to serve as your private oasis. The expansive upper-level owner suite features a lavish bath with its beautiful custom dressing room. With a focus on leisure and entertainment, the walk-out lower level includes an amusement room, billiards, exercise room, wine cellar and wet bar. This private location is within minutes to shopping, dining, recreation, and downtown Wayzata. 4 BEDS | 6 BATHS | 8,752 SF | 9.9 AC
2653 Plymouth Road In this property, you will find a true oasis of elegance, history, exquisite taste and gracious living. Built in 1937, its superb renovation will transport you to the grand time it was built while providing for modern comfort and amenities. This stunning and unique Bavarian Tudor is nestled on 1.33 acres of beautiful green space and situated so as to enjoy extraordinary natural light from sunrise to sunset. Featuring a remarkable master suite and three additional en-suite bedrooms, this home fits all who are searching for beauty, authenticity and location. Exceptional amenities include a large great room with gorgeous detail, a 300 bottle wine cellar, a cozy lodge-like theatre room and an infrared sauna. 4 BEDS | 6 BATHS | 8,217 SF | 1.33 AC
21265 Radisson Road Stunning chalet style oasis on Christmas Lake. Inviting open floor plan with major remodel in 2000 including new vaulted upper level addition. The outstanding owners suite addition on the upper level includes an office space, laundry, wet bar, fireplace, 4k 14ft. projector TV, full bath with walk-in shower and separate soaker tub, and a large vaulted living space overlooking the magnificent views of Christmas Lake. The expansive deck off the living room offers panoramic lake views. Kitchen features a center island, beverage fridge, gas cooktop, and double wall oven. 5 BEDS | 3 BATHS | 3,037 SF | .57 AC
24835 Yellowstone Trail This home will sit on a private 0.5 acre lot just minutes from Lake Minnetonka. Potential for 5 bedrooms, 5 bathrooms and over 5,000 finished square feet. Custom build this home with Zehnder Homes featuring high-end quality finishes, detailed craftsmanship and a personalized touch throughout. Amazing opportunity to build your dream home! 5 BEDS | 5 BATHS | 5,376 SF | .500 AC
9897 Kaiser Avenue Northeast Perched above the Mississippi River, nestled among the birch & pines awaits your secluded oasis. Stunning views greet you from every window, whether you’re enjoying morning coffee or tea in the sunroom or looking out through windows soaring to the 25-foot vaulted ceiling while entertaining, relaxing, or warming yourself in front of the Rumford fireplace in the living room. Custom designed for the original owners, the 4270 sq ft main house is full of charm, light & an entertainer’s dream. The 1450 sq ft guest house feels like a contemporary condo in the woods. 4 BEDS | 4 BATHS | 4,270 SF | .500 AC
5907 Xanthus Place North Gorgeous newly built home (2020) located at the end of a private cul de sac. The main level is great for entertaining, featuring open concept gourmet kitchen with large island and high end appliances. Also on the main level-living room, dining area, family room office, pantry, mudroom and ½ bath and outdoor deck overlooking a beautiful wooded back yard. The upper level features 4 bedrooms that includes an owner’s suite with spacious walk in closet and en suite bathroom. two bedrooms with jack and jill bathroom and the 4th bedroom with en suite bath and walk-in closet. 4 BEDS | 5 BATHS | 4,692 SF | .89 AC
15535 56th Avenue North Stunning Hanson Builders home in the Woodcrest neighborhood. Located in the Wayzata school district. The HOA offers a shared park and swimming pool. Beautifully updated kitchen with brand new white oak island. New lighting throughout. Incredible walk behind bar in basement. Walk out to your own putting green. 5 BEDS | 5 BATHS | 5,009 SF | .12 AC
8045 County Road 116 Beautiful and meticulously cared for 2.8 acre property, less than 30 minutes from Minneapolis, is a dream come true! The home features an functional, flowing floorplan with remodeled bathrooms on each level, living, dining and kitchen areas perfect for entertaining, beautiful views of the park-like private pond and woods. Gorgeous deck wraps around and is accessible from the primary, main floor bedroom suite. Lower level walk-out with second kitchen, family room, two bedrooms and game/flex room, makes this home perfect for multi-generational living. 4 BEDS | 4 BATHS | 3,852 SF | 2.840 AC
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4201 Princeton Avenue Amazing Minikahda Vista home with a gathering space for everything you do! Two family rooms, a main floor den/office, a mudroom as you enter from the back door a play/craft room downstairs and four of five lovely bedrooms upstairs. New furnace and A/C! Many flowering trees and plants - magnolias, crabapples, climbing roses, lilacs, hydrangeas, rhododendrons, and a maple tree in the front yard. This interior home has been just repainted and new carpet upstairs and downstairs. 5 BEDS | 3 BATHS | 3,487 SF | .12 AC
5568 Bristol Lane Tucked away on a quiet cul-de-sac this home offers a perfect blend of space and privacy. With main floor living, ample entertaining space, and a fully finished (except storage area) lower level, this home offers something for everyone. A cozy sunroom/porch offers sunset views to the west, the primary suite features a full bathroom with separate tub and shower, a large walk-in closet, and sitting area with fireplace. Entertain in the formal living and dining rooms and enormous kitchen/family room. Main floor laundry and mud room round out the upper level. 4 BEDS | 4 BATHS | 3,855 SF | .51 AC
6330 Maple Ridge Welcome to 6330 Maple Ridge with private access to Lake Minnetonka’s Smithtown Bay! Nestled among oversized lots and within the Minnetonka School District, your entry into the property is met with a mature tree lined full-circle driveway giving way to the welcoming exterior. This 4BR/4BA home combines character and craftsmanship accentuated with modern touches throughout, spread over 3,800sqft of generously sized living spaces. 4 BEDS | 4 BATHS | 3,820 SF | 1.25 AC
6425 Shadyview Lane North Fantastic opportunity in high-demand Bonaire neighborhood, 3-pool community. Two-story, vaulted foyer leads you to this amazing home with many updates. Gourmet kitchen w/ SS apps, dbl oven, and center island. Main level also features an office with custom built-ins, formal dining, living room and a wonderful family room with fireplace. Upper-level w/ 4 beds (all bedrooms w/ walk-in closets) & large loft. Vaulted Owner Suite w/ walk-in closet & separate tub/shower. Finished, walkout LL with large amusement area, wet bar, 5th bedroom and bath plus a flex room.
5 BEDS | 4 BATHS | 4,383 SF | .27 AC
480 Trap Line Lane Fabulous 5BR/4BA two story on a beautiful wooded lot in the demand Trappers Pass neighborhood. Award winning Minnetonka Schools! Well maintained home with many updates. Beautiful center island kitchen with granite countertops and stainless steel appliances, vaulted family room with gas burning fireplace, formal dining, living room, main floor office and large deck. Four bedrooms upstairs including a spacious primary suite. Finished lower level with amusement/media room/wet bar, billiards room, 5th bedroom and 3/4 bath.
5 BEDS | 4 BATHS | 3,944 SF | .42 AC
5565 Alvarado Lane North All the benefits of new construction without the hassle! Presenting the Stirling plan, built in 2019 by award winning Robert Thomas Homes, this one level detached villa is sure to impress. Featuring beautiful high-end finishes throughout, custom window treatments and lighting, 5-inch Princeton trim, cased entry openings and gorgeous crown molding. Enjoy cooking and entertaining guests in your open concept kitchen and living area, boasting 10-foot ceilings and handsome gas fireplace.
3 BEDS | 3 BATHS | 2,754 SF | .34 AC
8305 Stone Creek Drive
Fabulous 4BR/4BA two story on a beautiful lot in the demand Creekside neighborhood. Award winning Eastern Carver County Schools! Well maintained home with many updates. Updated kitchen with granite countertops and stainless steel appliances, family room with gas burning fireplace, formal dining (currently used as an office), living room, three-season porch and large deck. Four bedrooms upstairs including a gorgeous remodeled primary suite. Finished walk-out lower level with family/media room, bar/wet bar, exercise area and 3/4 bath. Terrific location with a private backyard overlooking a wetland. 4 BEDS | 4 BATHS | 3,298 SF | .12 AC
10221 Upper 205th Street West, Lakeville
5259 Trident Lane Southwest Set in the Lilly Farm neighborhood, with endless views from every corner, this custom home offers a stunning modern getaway with 2.5 acres. The floor plan offers exquisite 2 story living with a finished walkout basement and boasts many luxury amenities. This spectacular 6,467 sq ft home includes an office, family room, great room, fabulous kitchen with a walkin pantry & prep kitchen, screened porch, 2nd floor laundry room and golf simulation room. The primary suite has 2 walk-in closets and a private deluxe bath with double bowl vanity, walk-in tile shower, and tub. While being an escape from the city, but also close to major highways, shopping, restaurants, & entertainment, this will be your private paradise. 5 BEDS | 5 BATHS | 6,467 SF | 2.690 AC
5027 Millie Road Southwest Spectacular to-be-built opportunity with Zen Custom Homes. Here is your chance to build your dream home in the coveted Millie Meadows neighborhood on 2 wooded acres at the end of a cul-de-sac! The floor plan for this home offers exquisite 2 story living with a finished walkout basement and boasts many luxury amenities. The spacious rooms include 5 bedrooms, an office, family room, great room, fabulous kitchen with a walk-in pantry & prep kitchen & 2nd floor laundry room. The primary suite has 2 walk-in closets and a private deluxe bath with double bowl vanity, walk-in tile shower, and tub. The 3-car garage includes an additional tandem space. This incredible location, close to major highways, shopping, restaurants, & entertainment can be the site for your forever home. Designs can be customized to buyer’s taste. 5 BEDS | 5 BATHS | 6,375 SF | 2.010 AC
10372 Canadians Landing Architecturally captivating soft contemporary five bedroom custom home situated on sun-drenched corner lot in high demand Creek Knoll. Impressive entryway opens to grand staircase, high vaulted ceilings and an open floor plan. Spacious living room leads to kitchen with large island. Main level continues with hearth room, sitting room, bedroom and formal and informal dining spaces, Extensive millwork, classic oak floors and built-ins throughout. Owner’s suite features a fireplace, balcony, walk in closet and full bath with high end fixtures. Three bedrooms on upper level. Lower level is a entertainer’s dream equipped with kitchenette, media room, game room, and gym, along with a lower-level bedroom. 5 BEDS | 4 BATHS | 4,568 SF | .360 AC
4106 Oakbrooke Curve Perched on an oversized, flat lot with trees, this 4 bedroom/4 bathroom home is perfectly located in the sought after Eagan neighborhood. Walking distance to schools and near many shops, parks, and easy freeway access. The home itself has been lovingly maintained and features: a comfortable floor plan with light and bright living spaces; 3 bedrooms and a loft upstairs including the primary suite with private bath & upstairs laundry; updated kitchen with new appliances; lower level walkout and bar; freshly stained giant double deck that is perfect for entertaining. 4 BEDS | 4 BATHS | 3,186 SF | .413 AC
13342 Couchtown Court Beautifully crafted 5-bedroom, 4-bathroom home with abundant custom features, located on a cul-de-sac in highly sought-after Glendalough development of Evermoor. This home boasts recently refinished hardwood floors, open kitchen, & formal dining with butler’s pantry. New roof 2018, exterior trim, soffits and windows painted 2020, interior painted 2018, new fridge 2018, microwave 2017. Finished lower level with guest bedroom, ¾ bath and entertainment room. 5 BEDS | 4 BATHS | 3,725 SF | .28 AC
16279 Fallbrook Drive Style & substance combine in this spacious home with nearly 3,200 square feet, 5 bedrooms & 4 baths! Walk into a light-filled foyer with soaring ceilings & tall picture window in the living room, flowing to a formal dining room. Luxury vinyl plank flooring & fresh paint & trim throughout the main floor. The open concept kitchen/dining/family spaces open to a huge deck w/pergola – great for entertaining inside & out. Kitchen features stainless appliances & subway tile backsplash. 5 BEDS | 4 BATHS | 3,144 SF | .351 AC
10475 Buckingham Drive Stunning new dream kitchen features custom enameled cabinetry, quartz countertops, Bosch appliance suite, LVP flooring, and custom lighting. Main floor professionally remodeled for a light, open feel. Big entry with custom metalwork on the stair railings. Brand new carpet throughout. Fireplace in lower level family room. Home feels warm and open. Oversized garage plus a serious toy shed and boat/RV parking and a beautiful corner homesite in a cul-de-sac. 4 BEDS | 2 BATHS | 1,955 SF | .29 AC
254 Cimarron Road Sprawling Apple Valley home nestled in a beautifully established area. Pride in ownership is apparent throughout. The spacious home boasts newly finished hardwood floors in upper and main living spaces, a generous finished space in the basement, and four gracious bedrooms for you to enjoy! Open concept kitchen and dining room share stately vaulted ceilings and overlook the large deck and wooded, ambling yard, perfect for entertaining! 4 BEDS | 2 BATHS | 2,078 SF | .41 AC
SAINT PAUL & NORTH METRO
208 Mississippi River Boulevard South, Saint Paul
6 Crocus Hill This Iconic Georgian Revival estate is a spectacular example of the work of architect Clarence Johnston and the mark he left on the city of Saint Paul. The current owners have lovingly and thoughtfully brought this property to the next level. This private gated two-acre property boasts an in-ground pool, authentic English garden, Tuscan grill, wood fired pizza oven, many fountains, plenty of room to garden, plus a three-car attached garage. Inside you will find grand spaces, fabulous living room and dining room with floor to ceiling French doors, beautifully updated chef’s kitchen with butler’s kitchen and walk-in pantry, two spectacular home offices, and five wood burning fireplaces. 8 BEDS | 8 BATHS | 9,939 SF | 1.93 AC
1173 Davern Street The William and Catherine Davern Farm House is historically and architecturally significant as a rare surviving farmhouse in an era of Post WW II homes. Home to one of the first farm families to settle in the area of St. Paul originally known as Reserve Township. It is one of the oldest Italiannate-style farm homes still standing in Ramsey County. Now fully updated with timeless style and elegance. 4 BEDS | 3 BATHS | 4,533 SF | 2.220 AC
21574 Hedgerow Lane Embrace Northwoods living to its fullest in this custom-built, one-of-akind log lake home. Perched on 150+ feet of Ojibway Lake shoreline and professionally landscaped grounds, this unique property is the perfect retreat for those seeking ultimate privacy. The interior was completed with high end materials and features: spectacular great room with hand cut stone fireplace, Australian Cyprus floors, and vaulted ceilings; open kitchen with large center island and granite countertops that is perfect for entertaining; family room on the lower level with 2nd fireplace makes a cozy gathering space; and spacious bedrooms including the private, main floor master. 4 BEDS | 4 BATHS | 4,601 SF | 1.640 AC
11 Lily Pond Road Welcome home! This spacious lake side home ready for its next owner! Classic Mid Century details. Parquet floors! Large and private lakeshore lot with orchard trees and abundant landscaping. 4 BEDS | 3 BATHS | 5,137 SF | 1.390 AC
849 Osceola Avenue If you’re looking for a Victorian home with old-world charm and modern updates, look no further than this beautiful property. Step through the front door and be greeted by a gorgeous crystal chandelier and period windows casting dancing rainbows across the foyer. With three finished floors including an updated kitchen equipped with an AGA range and a lovely breakfast area, this home has all the amenities you could ask for. Situated in picturesque Summit Hill with an expansive wrap-around porch for you to relax and enjoy the neighborhood and outdoors. 4 BEDS | 4 BATHS | 2,928 SF | .138 AC
3127 Brookshire Lane Welcome to your new home! Fabulous large lot with pond, surrounded by a wooded yard for privacy. Ample space with beautifully designed floor plan and tons of natural light. Beautiful wood work and custom kitchen, and an elevator for ease of moving from main to lower levels. 3 BEDS | 4 BATHS | 5,458 SF | .59 AC
18333 Olinda Trail North Welcome home. Beautiful 3 Bedroom 2 Bath (plus a half in the garage). Garage is close to 2500 square feet, and includes a dog run. Near Big Marine Lake. Secluded oasis with just a quick 40 minute commute to the Twin Cities. 2 BEDS | 3 BATHS | 2,038 SF | 10 AC
5630 W Danube Road Fantastic opportunity in the beautiful North Innsbruck neighborhood! Located just steps from Totino-Grace High School and a mile from Medtronic Headquarters. Dramatic entrance welcomes you with its massive 2-story stone fireplace. Great entertaining space on main level includes family room w/built-in hutch & fireplace, spacious living room w/built in bookshelves & sun room off the kitchen overlooking the large backyard. Light filled dining room has vaulted ceiling, skylight & impressive windows. 3 BEDS | 4 BATHS | 3,564 SF | .371 AC
1717 Selby Avenue The definition of walkability, this fully remodeled home is just steps to a plethora of shopping and dining options, grocery, coffee, and other conveniences that come with city living. Plus, easy freeway access and accessibility to colleges. Renovation includes all new exterior with new roof, siding and windows and new major mechanicals. The interior boasts updates and upgrades throughout all while maintaining the property’s original charm. 4 BEDS | 3 BATHS | 2,010 SF | .109 AC
2826 Marion Street This home has a beautiful sunroom with walls of windows that are surrounded with a composite wrap around deck on a huge lot – you’ll never want to leave! This charming rambler has all 3 bedrooms on one level plus a 4th room that can used as a bedroom, 2 cozy fireplaces and a large family room and office/den in the lower level. You don’t want to miss this one. 3 BEDS | 3 BATHS | 2,077 SF | .268 AC
1365 Charles Avenue Charming 3 bedroom, 2 bathroom home on a quiet, tree-lined street in the lovely Hamline - Midway neighborhood. Classic character abounds as you enter through the inviting enclosed front porch to the main level with gleaming hardwood floors. The spacious living area flows into the stunning formal dining room featuring original built-in buffet and bookcases. Light and bright kitchen, with new stainless range, overlooks the beautiful backyard. Upper level has three bedrooms and a full bathroom. Lower level family room offers a gas fireplace and ¾ bathroom + laundry with new washer/dryer. 3 BEDS | 2 BATHS | 1,652 SF | .11 AC
O U R T E A M O F AG E N TS NANCY ABRAMSON
C H A R L I E AU L
B R I T T NEY BAC H
DEW EY BA K K EN
Nancy is a native of the Twin Cities having grown up in Edina. She began her RE career in Denver. In 1988 she found herself back home in MN and since then has consistently been a top producer in the Twin Cities metro area. Nancy’s continued success of her business is derived from her commitment to integrity, trust and exceptional service.
As a Minnetonka resident most of her life, Brittney is enthusiastic of her community and everything the surrounding suburbs has to offer. Her passion for helping people with her insightful attention to detail has contributed to her ongoing success. Brittney is happy to share her invaluable market knowledge about area schools, neighborhoods, and all that the Twin Cities has to offer.
Dewey has been working in the Twin Cities RE market for over forty years. After countless transactions, he is still thrilled every time his client finds the perfect home or feels great about the sale of their property as a result of his assistance. It is always an honor for Dewey when his clients return for a second, fifth, eleventh or in one case, seventeenth additional real estate transaction.
DAN BAR EGI
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Prior to being a full-time Realtor, Dan worked as a Quality Analyst for eight years at a big bank. He took pride in being able to answer customers’ questions after they purchased a home, and ensured that all activities related to their mortgage account were working correctly. Over those years, he discovered a passion for homes, home design, and architecture. Combine this with an upbeat attitude and joy of helping people, real estate became a perfect fit.
Michael has been a MN native for over 45 years and a full time REALTOR since 2002. Michael’s background is RE, construction, marketing, technology and human resources. Licensed in both MN and WI, he is truly a product of the community and is extremely knowledgeable of the urban areas of Minneapolis and St. Paul as well as the Twin Cities suburbs.
Teum’s energy and drive make her the perfect person to help find your dream home. She is here to support & guide her clients in their real estate journey. With her background in education and love for learning, Teum’s passion and patience are a key asset helping her clients build wealth through real estate, knowledge is power.
Sabrina has carefully earned her reputation as a premier Realtor since 2012. With excellent interpersonal skills, marketing acumen, and thorough knowledge of the Twin Cities market, Sabrina is a key component to the success of her team’s transactions.
M IKE BU E N T IN G
A M A NDA BU H M A N
J O H N CA M E RO N
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Since 2003, Mike Buenting has been assisting people with their real estate needs. As a relocation certified agent for 18 years of his real estate career, Mike has assisted people at all price points relocate to the Twin Cities - from corporate executives (CEO/CFO) to the entry level, recent graduates.
Amanda prides herself on meeting her clients where they’re at, listening carefully to their needs and providing a level of service that exceeds their expectations. She puts her connectivity to the community to work to foster relationships that position her clients for success. Every buyer or seller, regardless of price point, should be treated genuinely and with care and stewardship – that’s the commitment she makes to every client.
John has been a licensed realtor since 2007 and is an active member of the Minneapolis Area Association of REALTORS. His passion for real estate drives him to help his clients find the right home in the right location. School, community and proximity to work all play an integral role in this decision.
Matt Carlson has been representing home buyers and sellers in the Minneawpolis-St. Paul area since 2002. Although Downtown Minneapolis has been his home since 2003, Matt is from Litchfield, Minnesota, a community located one hour west of Minneapolis. With a consistent knowledge of all property types and geographic areas throughout the metro area, he effectively serves a diverse clientele with buying and selling needs at all price points.
N ATAS H A C E J U D O
CA RO L C L A R K
K RYSTA CL A RK
Natasha has been a trusted agent & advisor to real estate buyers & sellers for more than 15 years. Her approach is, first and foremost, client-focused, and her commitment to them extends well beyond the closing date. She delights in the process of discovery - the happy ‘surprises’ that the process sometimes brings - and has a knack for understanding the bridge between buyers & sellers.
After spending a decade in various roles in the Corporate World, Rick has brought his analytical skills, attention to detail, and love of people together in his Real Estate career. He believes a home is not just a roof over your head, but also one of the biggest investments in most people’s lives.
Carol’s goal in the real estate business is to represent clients in the purchasing and selling of single family homes and income property in a way that echoes the highest ethical and professional standards. She is focused on building lifelong relationships.
Born & raised in Edina, Krysta is enthusiastic about her community and the greater Minneapolis/St Paul area. Her exceptional professionalism, expertise and insightful attention to detail, as well as her passion for helping people, has contributed to her ongoing success.
L E A H DRU RY
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With 10 years of real estate experience, Kinnette is committed to a high standard of service that includes excellent negotiation skills, unparalleled communications, integrity, confidentiality, honesty, & loyalty. She is an accredited member of the Minnesota Association of Realtors, & the National Association of Realtors.
Charlie treasures the joy of uniting extraordinary homes with extraordinary lives all over the Twin Cities and at all price points. He focus on quality, not quantity, and his success is measured by the satisfaction of his clients. As a testament to that, over 80% of Charlie’s business comes from referrals from previous clients.
A lifelong resident of South Minneapolis/ Edina, Leah brings an exceptional knowledge of the area & a passion for urban living. She is thrilled to have the opportunity to apply this understanding in the service of her clients. Leah works with clients who are looking for dedication, enthusiasm, attention to detail, and a respectful and honest approach to all collaborations.
Along with practicing real estate Aklilu also operates a solo law practice. His real estate law & sales experience make him uniquely qualified to meet every client need. When not traipsing through the halls of justice or preparing for the next closing, Aklilu can be found training for another marathon, working on his Hebrew, or in a classroom teaching business law & real estate law.
Kristi joined LSIR as a relocation specialist in 2014. As a licensed real estate agent since 2000, She brings extensive knowledge of various property types, geographic areas, as well as plenty of enthusiasm to the relocation department. Kristi has a talent for offering strategic solutions to complex transactions while ensuring an exceptional experience for relocation buyers and sellers.
BRYAN F L AN AGAN
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Originally from Atlanta, Bryan relocated to MN in ‘98 as the result of a job transfer. He soon fell in love with MN’s high quality of life and the rugged beauty of the North Shore. His clients appreciate his steady & easy-going nature, thorough command of the real estate process, and his commitment to delivering value while seeing them achieve their real estate goals.
Adam has been in the RE industry for over 10 years. His mission is to provide the highest quality service for the most discerning clientele. His results are generated by strong marketing, industry knowledge, networking, & dedication to succeed in all transactions. As an outcome of success, Adam has built relationships for life and strives to achieve a positive experience.
Kathleen’s highly comprehensive understanding of real estate, neighborhoods, and negotiation allows her to know what it takes to successfully meet each of her clients’ needs. She is committed to providing the highest level of service to every client she represents. Her passion & care for her clients, is reflected in her ability to exceed their needs and objectives.
Betsy was born and raised in Edina, Minnesota and lives and breathes real estate as an agent, investor, landlord and habitual remodeler. Her extensive knowledge of the real estate market coupled with her studies in interior design continue to give Betsy’s real estate business an edge. Her love and passion for people and for homes is evident throughout.
BE N GAN J E
J O E G LU B K A
J I L L G O R DO N
Ben & his team have been providing exemplary real estate service and is proud to share they are consistently ranked as some of the market leaders within the Minneapolis real estate community. They treasure the joy of uniting extraordinary homes with extraordinary lives. Ben and his team have extensive knowledge of the Minneapolis downtown/Lakes area RE markets.
Joe is a professional who prides himself on his character and integrity while forming relationships that are built on trust and purpose. Joe started his real estate career with LSIR 2016. He has been learning every day since & has found his success in sharing & utilizing his knowledge. Joe prides himself on delivering exceptional service and dedication to his clients.
Jill is passionate about her amazing community and all it has to offer. She brings that passion, along with attention to detail, energy, and integrity to every client throughout the real estate process.
Nate Graslewicz joined Lakes Sotheby’s International Realty to provide his clientele with a boutiquefeeling experience, unmatched marketing capabilities, a truly global network, and the exemplary reputation the brand upholds. While providing the exceptional service that he’s known for, Nate guides clients through each step of the selling or buying process ensuring they are making the soundest investment.
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No one understands the business side of real estate quite like Garry. He is the quintessential purveyor of extraordinary real estate services. For more than two decades, he has helped clients navigate the sales process, guiding them not only through selection and marketing of properties, but also through more complicated contractual, financial and negotiating issues.
For years Erin has focused her real estate career in the urban real estate markets of Minneapolis. She is passionate and knowledgeable about the ever changing market dynamics and focuses on giving her clients insight into the trends that shape our market niche in the industry.
For nearly 20 years Katie has sold new construction and existing homes throughout the Minneapolis and St. Paul metro area. Her favorite part of the process is her clients have complete trust in her ability to understand this is one of their largest purchases in their lifetime. Katie is able to guide her clients through the process because of her knowledge in financing, construction costs and her strong baseline in understanding home values and market conditions.
While Art specializes in the western suburbs of Minneapolis, his business extends across the metro given his extensive network of contacts & past clients. While the process of buying & selling continues to evolve, the principles don’t. Integrity, hard work, & a commitment to exceeding his client’s expectations will always be at the center of Art’s RE business.
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Stephanie spent 25 years as a senior exec at multiple Fortune 500 companies before taking her relocation experiences and business acumen, & applying them to RE. She has an innate ability to cut through clutter and help clients maximize opportunities. She is known for delivering exceptional service that is tailored to each client’s individual needs & desired outcome.
Bill Hirsch has over 20 years of experience in the local luxury real estate market. He understands that buying or selling a home is more than just a transaction - it is a life-changing experience, which is why he is dedicated to providing exceptional, personalized service for all of his clients. Bill takes great pride in the relationships he builds and always works relentlessly on his client’s behalf to help them achieve their real estate goals.
With 23+ years of experience in the RE market, & as a 30+ year veteran of contract negotiations and managing client relationships, Mark has a collaborative approach & commitment to exceed expectations. All the courses of action along Mark’s journey have led him to the innovative agent he is today, one with a genuine passion to help clients.
Charlie has been buying, managing, and selling real estate in MN for 20+ years. He’s worked alongside some of the brightest real estate minds in the Twin Cities and brings that experience & knowledge to every transaction for his clients. Charlie graduated with a near perfect GPA from the University of WisconsinMadison’s Real Estate Program with multiple degrees and honors.
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Jeff is results driven, without exception. As the owner of 4 Sotheby’s International Realty brokerages, his goal is to foster a spirit among each agent, encouraging them to go above & beyond in everything they do. He is fueled by the energy he receives from working with other talented, passionate professionals.
Olivia has led the financial structure of LSIR since its inception in 2008. As the Financial Director, her attention to detail and diligence ensures that all their brokerages remain strong, viable, and poised for continued growth.
With 14+ years’ experience in helping people with their real estate needs, Dan has gained extensive experience in a variety of RE disciplines that allow him to deliver the best possible results for his clients. As a result, each client can expect to receive exceptional service, expert market consultations, premium marketing, and skilled negotiations.
As a downtown Minneapolis resident, Deanna is a knowledgeable resource in this urban market. With years of experience in multi-family property management and residential real estate sales, she shares a wide perspective to different types of clients. Deanna brings a sincere commitment to personalized service and dedication to her clients.
O U R T E A M O F AG E N TS PAU L J O H N SO N
PAU L J U NG C L AUS
RO B E RT K A I S E R
MICH EL L E K A L IN A
In-line with the LSIR brand of tradition and innovation, Paul never wavers from his values and providing exceptional service. His philosophy in real estate is that the individual is most important; when that is properly aligned everything else falls into place.
Robert has the ability to form lasting and meaningful professional relationships & to understand his client’s goals and challenges. His knowledge of the area and market coupled with his sharp industry acumen and service-driven nature consistently generates excellent results. He is hard-working, sincere, adaptable, & committed to going above & beyond.
With over 30 years of luxury marketing experience, Michelle has an undeniably strong presence and a confidence that has propelled her success. Whether it is working with a luxury home listing, first time homebuyer, or seasoned investor, Michelle prides herself on her unparalleled service and attention to detail.
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JEA N N E L A RSON
LeeAnna knows that Real Estate is more about people than property. She prides herself on providing a level of service that is the best in the industry. She uses the skills developed during 15+ years of selling complex business technology solutions. The results speak for themselves. Her clients are her best referral source for good reason.
Zach’s unique marketing strategy, intense focus, and charismatic nature makes him the real estate professional of choice. Considered an innovator in the residential real estate field, Zach continually works to master his craft, ensuring every transaction goes smoothly.
Joe has been in the real estate industry since 2011 and has an exceptional background of downtown Minneapolis properties. He understand the demands of working with high end clients and building strong, trusting relationships.
Jeanne is a knowledgeable resource to those who wish to live in a home that is healthy, comfortable, energy-efficient, and resilient in our northern climate. With years of living internationally, she brings a global perspective to Minnesota real estate and speaks Spanish and French fluently.
R EGGIE L EW IS
L I SA LY NC H
M I K E LY NC H
A PRIL MA N CH IK
Growing up in the Twin Cities, Reggie has always been amazed by the variety of home styles that the metro has to offer. That’s what drove him to become a real estate investor and an agent. Reggie would love to be apart of your journey by helping you purchase your next property.
Lisa’s passion for real estate sales and marketing has helped make the Lynch Property Group one of the finest real estate groups specializing throughout the twin cities metro area. Her expertise derives from over 24 years of real estate sales, management, mentoring, and training experience.
With more than two decades of experience in real estate sales, training and mentoring Mike is known for his exceptional negotiating skills, ability to quickly and accurately evaluate situations and markets, and communicate effectively. It is his goal to exceed the expectations of his clients by providing them the best possible professional service.
April is a Twin Cities native who brings invaluable knowledge to both buyers and sellers. Leveraging her strong background in Mortgage and Finance including her dynamic commitment to excellence, has given April the unparalleled ability to share her expertise and utilize creativity with her clients for their home buying and selling needs.
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Kent has over 15 years of experience in the real estate industry. He also has a strong international business background, which has proven positive, through his outstanding negotiation skills. He is professional, honest, dependable, hard-working and is dedicated to giving unparalleled service.
Patrick comes from a construction background, building homes and multifamily projects around the Twin Cities. His experience includes buying and selling real estate and investment properties in the Edina & Minneapolis area. Patrick grew up in Edina and still calls Edina home with his wife Molly. He has been actively involved in the market since his days in construction.
Tom grew up in Edina and earned a BA in Business Management from the University of St. Thomas. He joined LSIR with extensive experience in the buying and selling of estate and investment properties in the western suburbs.
Jen is a natural fit for real estate. She began her career with an emphasis in real estate marketing. Seasoned in the client experience; her knowledge of the home buying process, the details of the contracts, and the checklists for listings are just a few of the many areas Jen’s wealth of knowledge shines. Jen wants the client to have a fun and calming experience.
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A true right-hand advisor to buyers and sellers, Debbie’s communication and shrewd negotiation skills provide clients with the insight & comfort in knowing they are in the hands of a true professional. Her trusted reputation affords clients exclusive access to the full array of resources that can only be delivered by an experienced and successful team.
As a Real Estate professional serving the Twin Cities, Paul will guide you in one of your most important financial decisions while making the experience rewarding, memorable, and stress-free. Paul is a dedicated and market-savvy professional who puts his clients’ satisfaction above all else, with a keen focus on building long-lasting relationships and delivering outstanding customer service.
Before beginning his career as a realtor, Tony worked in the construction field. This further fostered his interest in real estate, as he transformed from helping build homes to selling them. After over a decade as a real estate agent, Tony continues to be passionate about providing his clients excellent service and exceeding their expectations.
Sara is one of the Twin Cities rising stars in real estate. She has amassed a portfolio of more than $20 Million in closed sales from mid-2015-2018, alone. Her strong base of loyal, repeat clients is the reason for her continued success. Sara prides herself on providing the most precise & up-to-date market analysis and trends, along with guidance about what to expect.
Kevin has been the go to agent for a number of elite developers for nearly a decade. They have trusted him to design and employ strategic marketing campaigns for over $100M in closed sales. Kevin’s clients describe him as being uniquely informed about the complex markets he serves, incredibly responsive, and always thinking ahead.
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Having spent 25 years as a stay at home mom & volunteering in her community, Amy’s passion to help others has translated effortlessly to real estate. Her work is infused with joy, enthusiasm & attention. Intrinsically tenacious, she is undaunted by the things people have told her could not be done and delights in the opportunity to dazzle with unexpected success!
Gregg holds himself to the highest standards in delivering an unparalleled RE experience. “I keep it fun! Home buying/ selling is a stressful experience, & I work to make sure I am in regular communication with my clients, so they can enjoy the experience of finding the perfect house or receiving that awesome offer. They don’t have to sweat the details, that’s what I get to do for them”.
Karen understands that guidance is a key component when it comes to buying and selling real estate. Her unique background, coupled with her creativity, gives her a competitive edge in the industry. Karen’s years of being a stockbroker and successful restaurant/lodge business owner for ten years, are a testament to Karen’s hard work, entrepreneurship, and dedication.
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John comes with more than a decade of experience in home restoration & repair. As a craftsman, his passion and love of art & architecture has turned towards real estate. John has spent many years building his own business by utilizing the same key components found in all great real estate agents: Trust, Compassion, Integrity, & the ability to listen openly to the needs of each and every client.
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After a decade long marketing career, Jill brings those finely honed marketing skills to real estate. She prides herself on forming a deep understanding of the wants & needs of her clients. Jill is known for creating a positive experience for her clients, and for her straight-forward approach to navigating the complexities of the real estate business.
A bundle of energy and a wealth of real estate knowledge, Pauline prides herself on the overall experience of educating buyers about the different areas, schools, clubs, lakes, parks and so much more. She loves to make it as easy as possible and fuels the fun and excitement with much enthusiasm!
As a lifelong resident of the Twin Cities, Lauren brings vast knowledge of the region to her craft. Her customer-oriented background has won her the trust, respect and loyalty of buyers and sellers. Lauren’s unsurpassed commitment & understanding of her client’s needs have consistently resulted in outstanding customer satisfaction and long-lasting relationships.
The skills and techniques Dan mastered during his first career as an advisor to business owners, are the foundation of his business Dan’s passion and commitment to customer service; the desire to help people during what is typically the biggest, most complex transaction of their lives is his“why;” and it is his commitment to them.
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Recognized for his 30year career as a leading Twin Cities Realtor, Marc has been honored for both his production and his creative advertising. Marc believes that with LSIR he can give his clients a “promotion” – the marketing and exposure they deserve to help them move forward. *He also actively seeks new running partners – all are welcome to apply!*
Mark is one of the foremost Twin Cities agents, in social media exposure and sales results. He has gained an expansive following with his day-to-day market updates, style, sense of humor & expertise. Mark’s work ethic is described as hard-working, responsive & client driven. He is commended on his problemsolving, and fluent negotiating style to deliver for his client’s bottom line.
Julie is the lead member of the Regan & Hornig Group at LSIR. She is a lifelong resident of the Twin Cities, and has a true passion for real estate. Her assertive edge contributes to her dedication to achieving 100 percent satisfaction for her clients whether they are buying or selling a home or piece of property.
Whether you’re buying or selling, Katie truly loves working with people to help them have a smooth and successful experience. Katie provides excellent communication along with attention to detail. Her positivity is contagious, and she prides herself on bringing creative solutions to an often-complex process.
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Dave has been involved in Twin Cities real estate since 2008 with a focus on high-end luxury homes.In particular, Dave has extensive experience with new construction and can offer knowledgeable insight about new construction options and land opportunities. Defining clear objectives and designing the right strategies are key elements in successful execution.
Mary is passionate about providing an exceptional real estate experience for all of her clients. She excels at understanding the local real estate market. She provides excellent communication to her clients; she is highly skilled at negotiation and practices her business with a high degree of integrity and professionalism.
With an eye for beauty & her need for functionality, Shawn has the unique expertise in helping match her client’s lifestyle with the perfect home. Her unwavering commitment to exceed her client’s needs coupled with her unparalleled personalized service and attention to detail has proven to be an asset to the home buying/selling process.
Being a licensed real estate agent with Lakes Sotheby’s International Realty is the perfect culmination of her previous 10 years. With college studies in business, psychology, and interior design as the foundation, she added work experience in many aspects of the real estate industry, including four years in mortgage banking and two years in brokerage operations. She is passionate about the process, meticulous with the details, and client-driven every day.
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Nick Rosenberg’s passion for real estate started at a young age. Growing up in a real estate family, he often joined his mother on her real estate ventures. After purchasing, renovating and selling a grand old home during his college years, Nick knew he had found his calling in the real estate world.
Suzanne loves nothing more than helping people experience and appreciate this incredibly vibrant area, while building lasting and significant relationships. 11 years of practicing real estate has provided her the tools to successfully do what she enjoys. and looks forward to using all of the knowledge and experience she has gained to help you achieve your real estate goals.
Allen is honored to help families find homes to meet their lifestyle, specializing in luxury rental homes in the Twin Cities. His concierge service connects clients to the home best fit for their needs. When not helping clients, you can find him spending time with his wonderful wife, 3 kids and dogs; exploring all that Minnesota has to offer.
Emma is a recent graduate from the University of St. Thomas, with a BS in Business Real Estate. Emma found her passion for real estate at a young age through her dad who is a developer in both residential and commercial projects. Emma loves getting to know new people and working in an uplifting and energetic environment.
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Christine utilizes integrity, energy, hard work, and creative service in every detail of your real estate transaction. She has worked every aspect of the industry representing sellers, buyers, and investors in the residential market.
Sarah is driven, dedicated, and most importantly, compassionate. Above all, she takes pride in her ability to make impactful connections with people and uses that ability to make a difference in one of the biggest financial decisions many people will make in their lives. Sarah believes that buying or selling your home is a special experience and should be treated as such regardless of budget.
Geoffrey is a premier real estate professional in the Twin Cities with a reputation for professionalism, domain expertise, and client service. He works tirelessly for his clients with an understanding of the expectations of today’s buyers and sellers. He has been lauded for his open & reliable communication, professionalism, patience & interest in getting to know his clients.
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Dedicated to education in real estate, Todd has earned the titles of Certified Residential Specialist® and Certified International Property Specialist®. Todd provides a straightforward, and insightful approach. He has the opportunity to network with the top real estate professionals locally, nationally and globally bringing a fresh approach to every property he represents.
In 2011, Tammy joined LSIR as the Relocation Director. She has been a licensed real estate agent since 2002. Her experience and knowledge of working with both buyers and sellers provides a deep understanding to the complexity of relocation and the importance of communication with all parties involved.
For nearly two decades, Jacob has been working in the Twin Cities real estate market providing his clients with exceptional service, honesty and unparalleled dedication. He consistently offers his clients invaluable market knowledge, pricing expertise, constant attention to detail, creative marketing and a steadfast commitment to excellence.
Tracy is a strong advocate for the “American Dream” of home ownership and believes deeply in the important role housing plays in the American economy. She is committed to delivering the highest level of service in the practice of real estate; and producing superior, strategic solutions with focus and enthusiasm.
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A former top athlete, successful at the highest level as a horse race jockey around the globe, Aaron has continued that success in real estate Helping his clients win is paramount, securing the most valuable intel, creating the best marketing & negotiating the best deals for his clients, whatever the price point. Luxury isn’t a price range, it’s an experience.
Josh is a full service luxury real estate agent His practice benefits from his diverse background in sales, technology, marketing, interior design, and law. He consistently achieves results for his clients that outperform both the market and the competition. Josh is an innovator in his field, constantly adopting new technologies and marketing strategies to better serve his clients.
Christina’s positive outlook and determination give her an edge in the real estate industry, and she is always excited to help people find their dream home. Christina has been a licensed Realtor since 2011. She understands that buying or selling is a huge decision and that is why she provides exceptional personalized service for all her clients.
Michael is a MSP based real estate professional with 20 years’ experience in multifamily, commercial & residential properties. He spent the last 15 years working for a local development and property management firm, while buying & managing investment properties. In his spare time, Michael enjoys golf, skiing, lake activities and spending time with his wife and two children.
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The key to Beth’s success is exceeding your expectations by listening carefully to your wants, & needs. By providing open and consistent communications; she provides the support and expertise you need throughout the process - no matter what your experience level in is. It’s certainly oversimplifying to say, but selling, finding and creating homes for people is Beth’s passion.
With nearly two decades of experience in the real estate industry, Tony has earned trust and respect from clients and colleagues alike. His passion for design and architecture is matched only by his extensive knowledge of construction, renovations and design.
The real estate market is always changing and with change brings a great opportunity for advancement and development. Gino has vast appreciation towards this type of ‘change’ as it allows him to master all the important areas of the business. With his high energy, charismatic character and competitive attitude he is sure to offer the leading home buying experience for both buyers and sellers.
Around 9 years old, Emily decided her plan was to sell real estate in Edina. A third generation Edinian, it was genuine interest and curiosity in other people that drove Emily’s decision. After a decade of selling, it’s the same intrigue for each person’s journey that brings joy and attention to each transaction. Emily’s forte is helping sellers present their best.
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612.770.1361 Ryan is a hard working, creative entrepreneur. After being employed for just a few years he ventured into the world of self-employment in 2005 and never looked back. Applying work ethic, continuing education, networking, coachability and a passion for entrepreneurship has me extremely excited about the next great challenge ahead!
Jim’s business philosophy of focusing on relationships, exceptional service, and a constant drive for results, has been his recipe for success. He has established himself as one of the top agents in the Twin Cities working with buyers and sellers for more than 16 years. Jim has a particular focus on residential real estate in the western and southwestern suburbs.
952.240.7600 Specializing in luxury residences & condominiums, John has been a top-producing agent for 33 years with more than $1.5 Billion in sales. By providing a personal, boutique–style service, he has represented some of the most exclusive and stunning homes in the Twin Cities Metro, as well as landmark projects such as the Residences at the Westin Edina and ELEVEN.
651.334.4507 A lifelong resident of the Twin Cities, Ryan brings vast knowledge of the are to the benefit of his clients. He believes in the true value of building strong relationships by developing a deep knowledge and understanding of his buyer’s/ seller’s needs. His attention to detail, open communication, and in-depth market knowledge allows him to gain the best possible results for his clients.
612.723.9457 Josh is dedicated to providing unmatched service in the Minneapolis/St. Paul real estate market. His clients range from first time home buyers, to experienced investors and everyone in between. A decade of combined real estate experience, and focus on people first, is what makes him indispensable when buying or selling your next home.
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Anne’s experience, knowledge, and commitment to serving her clients is unmatched. As a longtime resident of the Edina and Minnesota lakes community, Anne knows firsthand everything that makes this area so special. She helps sellers show off their home to its best advantage, offering a calm, experienced hand to guide the process.
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In addition to his experience as a real estate agent, Darren is a Certified Relocation Professional, using his unique background in commercial development, and remodeling to help clients navigate the complexities and challenges of relocation. He applys his substantial expertise to make the process as smooth and efficient as possible.
An accredited member of MAAR and a Certified Relocation Specialist Preferred Agent, Christa was named a “Best Real Estate Professional” by Minnesota Monthly magazine. Christa has been a licensed real estate professional for 10 years and has a true passion and enthusiasm for helping clients buy and sell real estate.
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Joe has been a licensed Realtor® in MN specializing in Southwest Minneapolis and surrounding suburbs since 2002 He prides himself on providing the highest level of service to his clientele. He does this by maintaining superior market knowledge, knowing the exact needs of his buyers and sellers, providing innovative marketing strategies and strong negotiating skills.
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612.703.5130 As a professional agent well versed & classically certified in corporate relocation, Ilya has the advantage of delivering premium home sale services that are customized to meet the specific lifestyle & needs for clients. His focus on ensuring a smooth & seamless transition is done so with continuous communication coupled with his Twin Cities knowledge and expertise. Each office is independently owned and operated.
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