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An Exquisite Showcase of Canada’s Finest Properties & Lifestyle

CALGARY EDITION

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CHOPARD’S EXQUISITELY CRAFTED TIMEPIECES & THEIR GLOBAL CULT FOLLOWING

LAMBORGHINI UNLEASHES THE VENENO ROADSTER VISIONARY ARCHITECT DYMITR MALCEW DESIGNS STUNNING FLOATING HOUSE CONCEPT ZAHA HADID’S STUNNING FUTURISTIC SUPERYACHT

REGAL LIVING IN MT. ROYAL PRESENTED BY HEATHER WADDELL SLEEK & MODERN HOME BY HOUSEBRAND ARCHITECTURE PRESENTED BY DENNIS PLINTZ

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An Exquisite Showcase of Canada’s Finest Properties & Lifestyle

CALGARY EDITION

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MAGNIFICENT

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$12 MILLIONPRESENTED GHOSTBYLAKE MANOR KRISTINE SEMRAU

CHOPARD’S EXQUISITELY CRAFTED TIMEPIECES & THEIR GLOBAL CULT FOLLOWING

LAMBORGHINI UNLEASHES THE VENENO ROADSTER VISIONARY ARCHITECT DYMITR MALCEW DESIGNS STUNNING FLOATING HOUSE CONCEPT ZAHA HADID’S STUNNING FUTURISTIC SUPERYACHT

REGAL LIVING IN MT. ROYAL PRESENTED BY HEATHER WADDELL SLEEK & MODERN HOME BY HOUSEBRAND ARCHITECTURE PRESENTED BY DENNIS PLINTZ

UNIQUE SUITES

IN THE HEART OF SUNNYSIDE PRESENTED BY MARK EVERNDEN


An Exquisite Showcase of Canada’s Finest Properties & Lifestyle

CALGARY EDITION

dreamhomesofcanada.com

MAGNIFICENT

D R E AM HO M E S O FC AN A DA. COM | C A LG ARY E D I T I ON | 20 13 D E C/ J AN | 6 0 4 - 5 6 0 - 5 6 0 4

$12 MILLION GHOST LAKE MANOR PRESENTED BY KRISTINE SEMRAU

CHOPARD’S EXQUISITELY CRAFTED TIMEPIECES & THEIR GLOBAL CULT FOLLOWING

LAMBORGHINI UNLEASHES THE VENENO ROADSTER VISIONARY ARCHITECT DYMITR MALCEW DESIGNS STUNNING FLOATING HOUSE CONCEPT ZAHA HADID’S STUNNING FUTURISTIC SUPERYACHT

REGAL LIVING IN MT. ROYAL PRESENTED BY HEATHER WADDELL SLEEK & MODERN HOME BY HOUSEBRAND ARCHITECTURE PRESENTED BY DENNIS PLINTZ

UNIQUE SUITES

IN THE HEART OF SUNNYSIDE PRESENTED BY MARK EVERNDEN


FOR ME. Onde, new from Ebel. Steel, 18K rose gold & diamonds.

©2012 EBEL – REF 1216097

EBEL.COM

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LET IT SNOW LAND ROVER CALGARY

175 Glendeer Circle S.E. Calgary, AB T2H 2S8 1-888-228-6729 | landrovercalgary.com


RANGE ROVER EVOQUE

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SUTTON PLACE HOTEL - A SKI-IN/SKI-OUT RESORT

EXCLUSIVE CHURCH RANCHES

Sutton Place Hotel is a ski-in/ski-out resort located in the heart of Monashee & Columbia Mountains in Revelstoke.

C3588222 - Elegant classic styling in this 9100 Sqft, 4 bedroom, 4 washroom lake front residence with pool in solarium. Gorgeous high end finishing throughout.

1320 Sutton Place - Revelstoke, BC

$1,395,000

70 Timber Ridge Way, Bearspaw AB

$3,489,000

EXCLUSIVE PUMPHILL RESIDENCE

SPRING VALLEY ESTATES BUNGALOW

C3590412 - Pumphill development opportunity with large 1.13 acre fully treed lot. Incredible location. The 7800 sqft Mexican style residence features 5 bedrooms and 5 bathrooms.

C3576967 - Opulent 5400 Sqft hilltop bungalow with loft in Springbank Hill. Featuring 4 bedrooms, 3.5 washrooms. Stunning Rocky Mountain & Valley Views...a must see.

1520 96 Avenue SW, Calgary, AB

$3,599,000

2849 77 Street SW, Calgary AB

$2,189,000

STUNNING KANANASKIS RANCHETTE

WORLD CLASS RIDING FACIILITY

C3577767 - Kananaskis Lifestyle Ranchette offers stunning mountain views, horse riding trails and fishing. Boasts over 5000 sqft, 4 bedrooms, 3 washroom residence and separate guest. house.house, and fishing.

C3551482 - Welcome to this world class horse facility complete with Therapy center positioned on 160 Acres. This stunning riding facility with home boasting just under 9000 sqft of living quarters. house.house, and fishing.

626110 Hwy 541, Lonview, AB

$3,990,000

Township 412 & Range Road 271, Lacombe, AB

$5,998,000


PANORAMIC MOUNTAIN VIEWS

AMAZING LAND DEVELOPMENT ON THE RIVER

C3586472 - This 1.54 acres +/- of land offers panoramic mountain and valley views. This corner lot is one of the original home owners in the area offers complete privacy perched over the valley.

C3590843- This amazing piece of land located just 15min west of Cochrane positioned on the Ghost River. 5 natural springs with a flow rate over 200 gal/min....Permits in place

7660 Elkton Drive SW, Calgary, AB

$1,799,000

40 Forestry Trunk Road, Waiparous, AB

$4,199,000

PRESTIGIOUS PUMP HILL

PRESTIGIOUS PUMP HILL

C3589101 - Masterpiece in prestigious Pump Hill. Situated on 1.68 Acres of land featuring nearly 10,000 square feet of developed living quarters, 6 large bedrooms and 6 washrooms.

C3585300- Incredible location. This residence offers over 3300 sqft of total living space, 4 bedrooms and 3.5 bathrooms featuring a fully finished walkout on oversized lot in prestigious Hillhurst.

15 Pump Hill Close SW, Calgary, AB

$8,680,000

406 15 Street NW, Calgary, AB

$1,150,000

CONTEMPORARY SPRINGBANK SLOPES

LUXURIOUS CONTEMPORARY RESIDENCE

C3585097- Impressive, West-Coast contemporary style home with serene mountain views, backing onto private forest & pond in this over 4700 square foot 2-storey in Springbank Slopes.

C3589718- Luxurious, brand new, contemporary 4 bedroom and 3.5 bathrooms, infill with nearly 2600 sq ft of living quarters, across from park and near downtown Calgary.

172 Slopeview Drive SW, Calgary, AB

$1,499,000

3511 Spruce Drive SW, Calgary, AB

$778,500


Renaissance redefines luxury living in the Canadian Rockies by fusing chic contemporary mountain architecture and modern design that transforms place and time. 2, 3, and 4 bedroom units starting at just $800,000

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Dealership Name Jaguar Calgary

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A SELECTION OF CALGARY’S FINEST MERCHANTS & PROFESSIONALS

LEVIS FINE ART AUCTIONS & APPRAISALS

CALGARY | LOWER DOWNTOWN

The mission of Levis Fine Art Auctions and Appraisals is to provide a well catalogued art auction to it’s clients from across Canada, the United States and elsewhere. LISTED IN:

ART & SCULPTURE

TRADERS OF THE LOST ART

CALGARY | CHINOOK

Incredible European doors, stained glass windows, fireplace mantels, tubs, sinks, hardware, flooring, wrought iron vehicle gates, iron fencing, and much more. LISTED IN:

ART GALLERY OF CALGARY

ART & SCULPTURE

CIRCA VINTAGE ART GLASS

CALGARY | DOWNTOWN

CALGARY | INGLEWOOD

The Art Gallery of Calgary is recognized and valued locally, nationally and internationally for the exceptional quality of its contemporary art exhibitions and programs.

A one of a kind shop specializing in Mid Century Modern art glass from the major studios of europe. All pieces are hand blown works of art produced between 1940-1960s.

LISTED IN:

ART & SCULPTURE

LISTED IN:

ART & SCULPTURE

HENRY SINGER

RUBAIYAT

CALGARY | UPTOWN 17

CALGARY | DOWNTOWN

From its inception in 1973, Rubaiyat has always sought out the best of fine craft locally, nationally and internationally.

Since 1938 we have played a key role in Alberta’s ever changing business environment. Always striving to be a fashion leader, introducing new and exciting brands each season.

LISTED IN:

ART & SCULPTURE | INTERIOR FURNISHINGS

CALGARY | UPTOWN 17

O’Connors is Calgary’s pre-eminent and largest independent fine menswear store. We feature the best, and hottest, labels and collections from around the world. FINEST CLOTHING MERCHANTS

CALGARY | DOWNTOWN

Calgary Jewellery, a family business established in 1955, is a leader in the field of jewellery, fine timepieces and giftware. FINEST JEWELLERY MERCHANTS

TEATRO

FINEST RESTAURANTS

CALGARY | MISSION

Mercato offers - in both the market and the restaurant. However, to truly appreciate what we’re all about, it’s best to come see us, live and in person. LISTED IN:

CORK

CALGARY | NORTH WEST - BEACON HILL

CORK is a unique and wonderful wine store with two locations in Calgary. Our first store in Beacon Hill has just made it through its first year and our newest location in CrossIron Mills opened in August of 2009.

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FINEST RESTAURANTS

MERCATO ITALIAN GOURMET

CALGARY | DOWNTOWN

FINEST WINE MERCHANTS

CENTINI is a warm and luxurious restaurant featuring extraordinary gourmet Italian and continental European cuisine, a distinctive award-winning wine selection and attentive, professional service. LISTED IN:

Housed in the Historic Dominion Bank building, Teatro has been the cornerstone of Calgary’s downtown dining scene for over 16 years. Fresh market ingredients, European trained Chefs and an award winning cellar with over 800 labels.

LISTED IN:

FINEST LINGERIE MERCHANTS

CENTINI RESTAURANT

CALGARY JEWELLERY

LISTED IN:

SHE is a boutique specializing in lingerie and swimwear. Our diverse collection boasts impeccable fit and elegant designs that provide functional, yet flatteringly feminine pieces. SHE specializes in professional fittings. LISTED IN:

CALGARY | UPTOWN 17

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FINEST CLOTHING MERCHANTS

SHE APPAREL

O’CONNORS MENSWEAR

CALGARY | LOWER DOWNTOWN

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FINEST RESTAURANTS

MERLO VINOTECA

CALGARY | WEST HILLS - ASPEN

Looking for Italian wine then look no further this store has everything in Italian wines that you could want.

LISTED IN:

membership@calgarysfinest.com

FINEST WINE MERCHANTS


A SELECTION OF CALGARY’S FINEST MERCHANTS & PROFESSIONALS

LONE STAR MERCEDES

SPYKER OF CALGARY

CALGARY | HERITAGE MEADOWS

At Lone Star, we strive to offer the best customer service to our clients. Over the years, we have been awarded for our outstanding performances. LISTED IN:

FINEST AUTOMOBILE DEALERS

In 1914 Spyker merged with the Dutch Aircraft Factory N.V. From that moment on the Spyker logo consisted of an aircraft propeller and a wire wheel. LISTED IN:

PREVENTOUS COLLABORATIVE HEALTH

CALGARY | DOWNTOWN

Preventous Collaborative Health is a health care clinic focusing on illness prevention. Our team consists of medical, fitness and nutrition experts. LISTED IN:

CALGARY | HERITAGE MEADOWS

PRIVATE HEALTHCARE

HEARTWOOD KITCHEN & BATH

CALGARY | INNER CITY

Heartwood has been quietly renovating Canada’s finest homes for almost 30 years. Contact us today and make your kitchen, or en suite, all it can be. LISTED IN:

SUNTERRA MARKET - WESTHILLS

FINEST AUTOMOBILE DEALERS

KITCHEN, BATH AND PATIO

JANICE BEATON FINE CHEESE

CALGARY | WEST HILLS

CALGARY | MOUNT ROYAL

Enjoy fresh ingredients, meals and catering from Sunterra Market. Shop on-line for groceries from our deli, bakery, meat and produce areas for delivery.

Calgary’s premier specialty retailer of fresh-cut, fine cheeses from around the world, cured meats, pates, olives, breads and accompaniments. Experienced cheesemongers and before-you-purchase tastings.

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GROCERY AND SPECIALTY FOODS

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KNIFE WEAR

DYNAMIC HEALTH

CALGARY | INGLEWOOD

CALGARY | ASPEN

A multi-modality approach to Pain Injury Rehab Fitness & Nutrition. Building healthier happier lives. Services include Chiropractic, Massage Therapy, Laser Therapy, Acupuncture, Shockwave Therapy and Personal Training. LISTED IN:

SPAS, SALONS AND PARLOURS

CALGARY | ASPEN

Serving Your Complete Automotive Needs All Makes - Foreign and Domestic - Sales and Leasing Service - Detailing and General Clean Up. AUTO SPA

LAND ROVER CALGARY

AUTOMOBILE DEALER

CALGARY | HERITAGE MEADOWS

Based in Calgary Alberta Canada, we are committed to providing our customers with the highest quality new and pre-owned luxury automobiles from Bentley, Aston Martin, Spyker, Ferrari, BMW, Mercedes-Benz, and every specialist car imaginable. LISTED IN:

LEGACY KITCHENS

AUTOMOBILE DEALER

HINCHCLIFF & LEE

CALGARY | SUNRIDGE

Legacy Kitchens is a premier designer and renovator of kitchens. We are an independent company in business for over 25 years, catering to both the renovation and new home markets.

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ORGANIC LIVING

BENTLEY CALGARY

CALGARY | GLENDEER CIRCLE - S.E

KITCHEN, BATH AND PATIO

We believe we can have a positive impact, locally and globally, by actively promoting sustainable agriculture, ethical practices and environmentally conscious actions. LISTED IN:

Land Rover Calgary is part of the Olympic Motor Group of Western Canada that is committed to Caring for Customers. We participate in our communities and we offer value service to each one of our customers.

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GIFTWARE AND SPECIALTY ITEMS

BLUSH LANE ORGANIC MARKET

WS AUTOMOTIVE

LISTED IN:

Knifewear offers Canada’s finest and largest selection of high performance hand made Japanese kitchen knives. This is where chefs, foodies and knife lovers shop. LISTED IN:

CALGARY | MANCHESTER

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GROCERY AND SPECIALTY FOODS

CALGARY | INGLEWOOD

A Mecca for Oriental Antique Furniture, Porcelain, Artifacts, Stone Statuary and More! It’s simply . . . Elegant! LISTED IN:

membership@calgarysfinest.com

HOME FURNISHINGS


Merry Christmas!! The Dream Homes of Canada team wishes you and your family good health, peace and happiness, along with a beautiful “dream home� within which to enjoy it all!! We hope and pray that your efforts are met with success at every turn. Merry Christmas & Happy New Year!

Annie dHand

Kate Missine

Sarah Blondin

Sam dHand

Ed Andrukow

Sheryl Gray

Nancy Johnston


PUBLISHER’S NOTE Our obsession is with all things luxury in Calgary. PUBLISHED BY

Dream Media Ltd.

Calgary is a world class city with a sizable affluent and vibrant consumer

PUBLISHER

Sam dHand

base. Wealthy people from across Canada, and indeed across the world, everyday choose to call Calgary their home. Luxury and affluence are synonymous with this unique and prosperous city.

Clearly, luxury real estate is the anchor point of a true luxury living experience. Luxury property ownership is the most significant catalyst of consumption of luxury goods and services.

Calgary’s Finest, in partnership with Dream Homes of Canada, promises

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Annie dHand CREATIVE DIRECTOR

Annie dHand SALES & MARKETING

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LUXE Media Inc. PHOTOGRAPHY

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to provide a convenient, enjoyable and social mechanism for Vancouver’s affluent consumers to discover local luxury merchants, venues, products, services and events.

We hope you enjoy leafing through the pages of this beautiful magazine, and look forward to your comments and feedback.

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CONTENTS p3

CHOPARD’S EXQUISITELY CRAFTED TIMEPIECES AND THEIR GLOBAL CULT FOLLOWING

p96 ULYSSE NARDIN’S ICONIC MARINE WATCHES

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AUDREY SAVRANSKY’S WHIMSICAL DIAMOND COLLECTION FOR THE MODERN WOMAN

p22 LAMBORGHINI VENENO ROADSTER A COLLECTOR’S MASTERPIECE OF ENGINEERING AND DESIGN

p88 THE EXEMPLARY VISION OF ONE OF BC’S FINEST WINEMAKERS, SANDOR MAYER...

p83 ZAHA HADID DESIGNS AN STUNNING FUTURISTIC SUPERYACHT

p36 VISIONARY ARCHITECT DYMITR MALCEW DESIGNS STUNNING FLOATING HOUSE CONCEPT

p40 HOME DECOR IDEAS: ROBERT SWEEP


As a further highlight of its 50th anniversary year, Automobili Lamborghini is presenting one of the most exceptional super sports cars of all time. The Lamborghini Veneno Roadster is an open racing prototype with an extreme design and breathtaking performance. And it is one of the world’s most exclusive automobiles – not more than nine units will be built during the course of 2014 and sold at a price of 3.3 million Euros (excl. tax). The Veneno Roadster is extreme and guarantees an intense driving experience – because open means truly open. There is no roof, just a strong rollover bar for optimum safety. The design is focused on optimum aerodynamics and stability through fast corners – with handling akin to that of a racing prototype. Yet it is fully road legal. With a maximum output of 552 kW / 750 hp, the Veneno Roadster accelerates from 0 to 100 km/h in just 2.9 seconds and top speed stands at 355 km/h. The Lamborghini Veneno Roadster is driven by a twelve-cylinder engine with a displacement of 6.5 liters and is equipped with the extremely fast-shifting ISR transmission with five modes, permanent all-wheel drive and a racing chassis with pushrod suspension and horizontal spring/ damper units.

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The Lamborghini Veneno Roadster brings the aerodynamic efficiency of a racing prototype to the road. Every detail of its


LAMBORGHINI VENENO ROADSTER A COLLECTOR’S MASTERPIECE OF ENGINEERING AND DESIGN

form pursues a clear function – exceptional dynamics, optimum downforce with minimal drag and perfect cooling of the high-performance engine. Therfore the Veneno Roadster is unmistakably a Lamborghini; it sticks firmly to the consistent design philosophy of all the super sports cars from Sant’Agata Bolognese.

That includes the extreme proportions, as well as the powerfully arrow-shaped front end and the interplay between razor-sharp lines and precise surfaces. The entire design of the Lamborghini Veneno Roadster has been laid out for perfect airflow and downforce. The front end works as a large aerodynamic wing. The

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visual division of the rear fenders from the car body is a reference to the world of racing cars and optimizes the aerodynamic flow. The smooth underbody transitions into a substantial diffuser framing the four sizable exhaust pipes divided by a splitter. Large openings serve to ventilate the engine bay and direct airflow to the rear wing. The design of the adjustable rear wing is the product of motorsport experience and extensive aerodynamic simulation to ensure optimum airflow in the interaction of the rear wing with the rear diffuser. The design of the exclusive alloy wheels is also determined by aerodynamic functionality – a carbon-fiber ring around the wheel rim works like a turbine to deliver additional cooling air to the carbon-ceramic brake discs. The intense paint color “Rosso Veneno” was developed exclusively for the Veneno Roadster, although each single customer will be able to individualize his own vehicle to suit his personal preferences.

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The Veneno Roadster is further proof of Automobili Lamborghini’s unique competence in CFRP-based lightweight design. A monocoque made from carbonfiber reinforced polymer forms the basis of the Roadster. All exterior parts are made from CFRP. The Veneno Roadster meets all safety and registration requirements worldwide, and naturally also incorporates a full complement of safety systems from airbags through to the adapted ESP handling system. Carbon fiber dominates also the interior of the Veneno Roadster. The carbon fiber monocoque is visible inside the car around the central tunnel and the sills. The two lightweight bucket seats are made from Lamborghini’s patented Forged Composite. The woven carbon-fiber CarbonSkin is used to clad the entire cockpit, part of the seats and the headliner. Like a hi-tech fabric, this extremely fine-looking carbon-fiber matting fits perfectly to any form and reduces the weight of the vehicle.

The systematic, carbon-fiber, lightweight design of the Veneno Roadster is not only visible, it is also evident on the scales: with a dry weight of just 1,490 kilograms (3,278 pounds), the Veneno Roadster benefits from a power-toweight ratio of just 1.99 kg/hp (4.38 lbs/hp) which guarantees a performance that is nothing short of mind-blowing. Even the stunning acceleration figure of 2.9 seconds cannot adequately describe it. Despite an aerodynamic setup configured for extreme downforce, the Veneno Roadster possesses exceptionally low wind resistance which allows it to reach a top speed of 355 km/h (221 mph).


ULYSSE NARDIN’S

ICONIC MARINE WATCHES

In the 19th century, to protect its marine chronometers from the corrosive effect of the salty sea air and to overcome the technical challenges of a floor in constant motion, Ulysse Nardin decided to invest in time. The treasures of audacity and ingenuity it deployed have endured over the centuries. Today, Ulysse Nardin Manufacture not only pays homage to this spirit of innovation and independence that prevailed over its creation, but celebrates it with pride, perpetuating the legend. And so, the new Marine Chronometer Manufacture is the latest addition to the Ulysse Nardin collection of marine watches. Its Caliber UN118, manufactured entirely in-house with its beating heart of silicon and DIAMonSIL, reminds us that traditional know-how and confident inventiveness reflects the ideology of Ulysse Nardin: to ensure its creations have the touch of eternity they deserve.

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VERTU GATHERS PACE WITH CONSTELLATION LAUNCH


Vertu launches the new Constellation smartphone; handmade in England, combining premium materials and contemporary styling. A modern smartphone that combines all of Vertu’s expertise in fine materials, Constellation, with its sleek, contemporary form has been designed and engineered to appeal equally to men and women. Vertu CEO, Massimiliano Pogliani, said: “This is a vibrant time for Vertu. This is our second major product launch of 2013, and broaden Vertu’s appeal.” Vertu’s Head of Total Product Offering, Ignacio Germade, said: “Constellation moves Vertu design into a contemporary realm. When we created VERTU Ti, we used a very elegant design language that visually connects to our heritage and that gives the product a timeless quality. Conversely, in Constellation, we have designed a modern, minimal phone that is sleek and understated.” Constellation uses a 5.1 inch piece saphire crystal – weighing more than 100 carats – to cover the entire front of the phone and under which sits a 4.3 inch 720p high definition screen. Surrounding the sapphire crystal is an engineered grade 5 titanium casing. Constellation is swathed in high quality calf leather. Vertu has carefully selected the finest hides available from the Alps region of Europe, working with a tannery with more than 150 years’ experience. The Vertu Constellation offers Android™ 4.2 Jelly Bean, Qualcomm® Snapdragon™ dual core 1.7 GHz CPU, 32GB of internal memory, 13MP rear-facing camera with full HD video (1080p), a front-facing Skype™ compliant 1.3MP camera, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth and NFC. Alongside Constellation’s comprehensive technical offering, sits Vertu’s range of exclusive services, grouped as Vertu LIFE and Vertu CERTAINTY. Vertu LIFE offers customers

a personalised selection of exclusive privileges and unrestricted access to elite events available directly on device. Features include complimentary entry to the most exclusive Private Members’ Clubs around the world, access to invitation-only events and closed-door shopping experiences. Vertu CERTAINTY protects the customer, their Vertu phone and their data through bestin-class technology and expert partners. This includes encrypted communications in partnership with Silent Circle, global Wi-Fi access via iPass, personal and corporate security with Protector Services Group and anti-virus by Kaspersky.

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LAND ROVER’S

SPECTACULAR AND

EVOCATIVE NEW

EVOQUE text :: Kate Missine

Land Rover is ringing in the coming year with a fresh take on its acclaimed Range Rover Evoque. The 2014 Evoque sees the luxury crossover injected with a number of impressive mechanical upgrades and driver-centered technologies. In keeping with today’s increasingly aware mindset, the latest Evoque also shows off an all-new efficiency and fuel economy, without compromising the performance and comfort that has earned it its unmatched reputation as Range Rover’s best-selling model worldwide.

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Certainly most remarkable of Evoque’s innovations for 2014 is the nine-speed automatic transmission – a world first. Replacing the former six-speed, the gearbox boosts efficiency by keeping revs low, and the wide range of ratios means gear changes are so seamless, they are practically imperceptible. Performance is propelled with a direct-injected, turbocharged 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine, putting out 240 horsepower. Further enhancements include the Active Driveline system on allwheel-drive models, which disengages the rear axle when cruising, and automatically reconnects within 300 milliseconds if a need for added traction is sensed. The crossover also comes equipped with active torque biasing, which uses an electronic differential to direct torque between the rear wheels to ensure stability, and a torque vectoring feature distributing torque among all four wheels for improved handling. These newly implemented efficiency measures combine to improve overall mpg by more than ten percent and significantly reduce CO2 emissions. The two-wheel drive, manual diesel three-door model is the most efficient option, coming in at 57.6 mpg and 129g/km.


Also new with the 2014 version are a number of driver-assist features including automatic park exit, intelligent cruise control, wading sensor, traffic sign recognition, and lane departure warning. Users can also download a smartphone app enabling them to monitor vehicle status and information remotely. The Evoque’s memorable signature silhouette has been preserved with subtle updated touches, including new alloy wheel designs, a rear spoiler logo, and all-new exterior and interior color choices. The 2014 Land Rover Range Rover Evoque starts at $41,995 for the Pure five-door base model. The Range Rover Evoque Coupe is available starting from $45,040, and the Range Rover Evoque Coupe Dynamic from $58,195, with all prices including a $895 destination charge. w w w.landrove rca l ga r y. com

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CHOPARD’S

Exquisitely Crafted Timepieces And Their GLOBAL CULT FOLLOWING

Chopard

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Happy Sport Medium Automatic


text :: Kate Missine

Since its humble shop beginnings in 1860 in the small village of Sonvilier, Switzerland, the house of Chopard has gained a global cult following for its exquisitely crafted timepieces. The luxury watchmaker now adds three new stunners to its collection – all dramatically different, yet showcasing Chopard’s unmistakably meticulous craftsmanship in common.

First created in 1993, Chopard’s iconic Happy Sport, with its famous floating diamonds, gets a mechanical twist in the new Happy Sport Medium Automatic. In keeping with the sophisticated essence of the original, the Happy Sport Medium Automatic presents the seven moving diamonds over the backdrop of a silver-toned guilloché dial, all in a 36 mm steel or 18-carat rose gold case and fitted with an

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alligator leather strap or 18-carat rose gold bracelet. The sapphire crystal back shows off the self-winding mechanical core, embellished with the Geneva stripes Côtes de Genève motif – a testament to the intricate beauty of mechanical movement The timeless appeal of the regal Imperiale has been perfected for

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over twenty years, since it joined the Chopard family in the 1990s. With its distinctively strong silhouette, Imperiale’s latest interpretation alludes to the Imperial legacy with subtle yet impeccable detail: the Roman numerals; an engraved base evoking embroidered cushions that traditionally held monarch insignia; the sweeping curved hands. Further invoking old-world splendour are the lotus-shaped crown and


lugs recalling ancient columns. The traditionalism is lightened up with a new trimmer case, punctuated with cabochon-cut amethysts for a luminous effect. A rich palette combining a chocolate-toned dial with an 18-carat rose gold case adds a final chic update to the classic creation. With a co-president who is a car collector and dedicated race competitor, it comes as no surprise that the Chopard name is closely tied to the action-filled world of motor sports. For 25 years, the Geneva watchmaker has partnered Italy’s renowned Mille Miglia race. This year, Chopard honors this “most beautiful race in the world” with the newly reinvented Mille Miglia 2013 chronograph, a tribute to historic race car design. The self-winding chronograph demonstrates contrasting counters and vivid red accents for maximum readability, a dual-time display, and the date shown inside a red arrow, symbolizing the race logo symbol. A 44 mm case and shortened lugs provide for an ergonomic fit, and the integrated rubber strap features a 1960’s Dunlop racing-tyre motif – recapturing racing passion in a striking piece of watchmaking art.

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CONTENTS

SPECTACULAR & EXQUISITELY PRIVATE GHOST LAKE MANOR

PRESENTED BY KRISTINE SEMRAU

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p52 320 ACRES OF VAST LANDSCAPE IN SPRINGBANK: COPITHORNE LAND PRESENTED BY MARK EVERNDEN

p80 REGAL LIVING IN MOUNT ROYAL PRESENTED BY HEATHER WADDELL

p58 A SLEEK MODERN HOME BY HOUSEBRAND ARCHITECTURE PRESENTED BY DENNIS PLINTZ

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p78 BEAUTIFUL FRENCH CHATEAU IN A STORY-LIKE SETTING PRESENTED BY ROSS PAVL

UNIQUE SUITES IN THE HEART OF SUNNYSIDE PRESENTED BY MARK EVERNDEN


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VISIONARY ARCHITECT DYMITR MALCEW DESIGNS STUNNING FLOATING HOUSE CONCEPT FOR FRENCH DEVELOPER H2ORIZON SPCIALIZING IN FLOATING RESIDENCES


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Sitting afloat the surface of the calm waters, the shimmering glass and streamlined forms of the futuristic structure may seem akin to a mirage – and yet the detailed concept and intricate design behind this striking home are nothing but concrete.

H2ORIZON, who specialize in floating structures, the project set out to create a getaway home that works in harmony with its setting, minimally impacting the surroundings while maintaining a versatile, out-of-the-box experience.

Entirely redefining the way we think about housing, the floating house by Dymitr Malcew is a revolutionary undertaking with the potential to change how we live, travel, and escape. Designed for French developer

The result was a mobile floating retreat that is transportable, offering flexibility of location, as well as providing dwellers with a calming sanctuary in which to experience the restorative properties of the


natural environment. All minimalist geometric shapes and clean lines, the floating structure is set on a buoyant platform base that enables smooth movement from place to place, and can be easily docked at a marina or pier on a lake, river or bay. Keeping in mind the unique challenges of the water setting, structural factors are carefully developed, such as the roof structure that is supported by a system of columns to compensate for micro-movements resulting from the uneven water surface. With such an out-of-the-ordinary physical foundation, every design element of the concept home has been meticulously considered in order to maintain synergy with the landscape and establish a strong visual connection to its natural element. The peaceful energy of the space is highlighted with an open-concept, airy layout. Numerous floor-to-ceiling windows and a glass curtain wall let in high levels of streaming natural light as well as providing an enveloping scenic backdrop, and each of the interior rooms provides access to the expansive open terrace that spans the house perimeter. Completing the soothing ambiance are simple, pared-down finishes of glass and natural woods that create a seamless integration of interior and exterior space. Stunning in its simplicity, this is a concept that truly masters the challenging task of becoming one with the nature that surrounds it.

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ROBERT SWEEP A well designed home includes ample storage for our daily needs. We are noticing, especially in Calgary’s downtown Condominiums and Apartments that storage is hard to come by due to space restrictions. The simple solution rests within creativity: entertainment systems are out and custom modular systems are in. Heavy thick storage and entertainment systems weigh down your space and bulk it up to the point of being undesirable. Whether your space is 500 sq. ft. or 2500 sq. ft. these new trending modular systems can be designed for your home’s needs. Appearing with almost lego-like features, these modular units can be stacked, switched, built with hinges or drawers, essentially configured anyway possible. Creativity is key.

The images here showcases Jesse, a luxurious Italian company specializing in home furnishings; showing how comfortable and easy these modular systems can be. In a world full of busy energy your home should focus on the opposite: it should be clutter free and reflective of your personality. Whether you’re an avid book reader that just needs somewhere to showcase your books, or simply an individual with an exciting tangible story to tell, these modular open systems provide you with the perfect opportunity to do so. A touch of color adds excitement in ones home, we are seeing more and more homes built and customized with hints of color. Color and intensity prevail in items that are easily changed or moveable. For


instance a colorful rug can be moved from room to room when desired, so why not play around with color. Yellows, burgundy’s, emeralds, blues are just a few of the trending colors we are seeing in todays colorful environments. It’s all about having fun with these unique systems and accents.

family who pass through their homes. A simplistic feel to the systems design

These flexible components allow showcasing their mementos to friends and

this change.

invites ingenuity into your home while the structure of the components bring forth a minimalistic desire. As we change, our homes change, and because of this it has never been more important to make sure our furnishings enable

Tonelli’s glass tables and bookshelves add to an individual’s home in a very polished classic way. The common phrase of “less is more” has never been truer than with this spectacular glass art. These transparent masterpieces are seamlessly blended together to create conversations in your home. No longer are you required to visit a museum to be intellectually inspired. A new era of technology no longer speaks of gadgets and gizmos but rather experimental technological design. In an arena of commonality these works of art breathe architectural majesty,

even through their simplistic design. Placed under a soft rug these pieces work to create an atmosphere of modesty in ones home. The direction of design for the modern day individual has progressed towards a beautiful plainness. In todays fast paced world where change is inevitable our homes must be able to move when we do. The furnishings we chose to live in must camouflage into new environments when required. This is why it has become increasingly important to find those pieces that can be as mobile as you are when it comes to changing homes.

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BLUE ROMANCE

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grieb & benzinger’s titanium ‘blue danube’ seduction


high-definition 15.6 inch LED screen, and two eight inch screens mounted in the front headrests and equipped with Bluetooth-linked headphones, allowing each occupant to enjoy their selection of movies, TV, or music. A trunk-mounted Apple computer with dual USB ports enables uploading of media or documents, while an integrated iPod Touch serves the control function through a pre-installed Bentley app. Completing the indulgent experience, the interior includes a bottle chiller and crystal champagne flutes for a truly pampered ride. In an ultra-wired world, nothing is more important than staying connected – no matter where you are. Now, an all-new interior concept from British luxury automaker Bentley Motors will enable customers to stay in touch on the go – whether at work or at play. Debuted at the 2011 Frankfurt Auto Show, the Executive Interior Concept for Bentley’s flagship Mulsanne will introduce two specification options, “Theatre” and “iPad”, to meet their clients’ diverse needs. Aimed at those seeking on-the-road entertainment, the Theatre specification offers a cabin outfitted with LED lighting, and showcases a centrally-mounted,

The iPad specification caters to the business-oriented customer, and features two iPads with wireless keyboards embedded into electrically-deployed picnic trays in the front seatbacks. Rear passengers enjoy complete iPad functionality, including work, Internet, or conferencing capabilities. Both specifications also allow full integration with users’ own mobile devices. In keeping with Bentley’s tradition of bespoke sophistication, each interior is customizable with a range of personalized options – a Tibaldi fountain pen or yachting-inspired veneer, to name a few. Staying on top of your day has never been so easy – or so luxurious.

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44 DREAM HOMES OF CANADA

GHOST LAKE MANOR


Ghost Lake Manor, Cochrane, AB

Ideal for water enthusiasts, boaters, fishermen or anyone who dreams of living in serene surroundings where undisturbed nature is your back yard...

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large arched windows and high ceilings, bathe its fine wood finishing in light


Nestled in the foothills of the Rocky Mountains sits one of the most picturesque lakes in Alberta, Ghost Lake. A short walk from its shores sits the appropriately named, Ghost Lake Manor, a more than 13,000 square-foot estate situated on over a hundred acres of pristine land. Ideal for water enthusiasts, boaters, fishermen or anyone who dreams of living in serene surroundings where undisturbed nature is your back yard, this unprecedented offer is one that can’t be overlooked.

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Less than half an hour drive from Calgary city limits, this 6 bedroom (with an additional nanny suite), 9 bathroom estate drips with luxury. Through the gates and down the long tree-lined driveway stands the bold stone manor. The stone used throughout the facade is imported tyndall stone, the same stone as the parliament buildings in Ottawa! Opening the doors, exquisite detailed marble floors glisten in natural light pouring in from the massive foyer window. A grand arched floating “Gone With The Wind” staircase dressed in rich wood is the main focal point. Superb craftsmanship and impeccable taste and detail are apparent throughout the entire property. The spacious gourmet kitchen with granite countertops accents the clean white cupboards and high-end appliances. The attached breakfast nook and cozy family room has access to the pleasant upper patio where you can enjoy one of the homes many unobstructed views of Ghost Lake and the stunning mountain range. The home features a one-of-a-kind two-story library - this library was the back-drop for the TV Series ‘Wild Roses’. It’s large arched windows and high ceilings, bathe its fine wood finishing in light. The 18-seat movie theater with original theater seats brings all of your favorite movies to life. Windows and a glass roof surround the indoor pool and hot tub area making it blend seamlessly with the outdoors and allow you to enjoy in every season. Once outside you can enjoy any one of the many outdoor living areas, private tennis court, garden area, playground or its custom made island pond with a cascading waterfall and a bridge that leads you to a peaceful covered sitting area. Or if you desire, you can pack a picnic and head down to bask in the lakeside. With more than 100 acres to explore, one may end up desiring the land more than the home. This property is sure to satisfy all your desires if you’ve ever dreamed of living in luxury in your own private oasis by the lake. There is no limit to what you can do on this impressive estate. Offered at $ 12,000,000 Kristine Semrau | 403-542-8507 ksemrau@sothebysrealty.ca Sotheby’s International Realty Canada


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James LeBlanc & Scott Piercy 866. 599.3933 | l uxur ybchomes.c om

752 Douglas St, Victoria

Luxury BC Homes

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Scott Piercy I spiercy@sothebysrealty.ca

James LeBlanc I jleblanc@sothebysrealty.ca

AWARD WINNING ARCHITECTURAL MARVEL

EAGLES LANDING

1590 Wain Rd,Victoria, BC - MLS# 330579

3275 Campion Rd,Victoria, BC - MLS# 329665

$4,250,000

$4,500,000

Set on 10 acres of private, gated stunning landscape with ponds and waterfalls. Interior blends contemporary design with natural materials, exuding the ambiance of world class hospitality. Convenient Self-contained guest cottage. Outside, workshop with 3 large bays. Home includes 2 slip boat house located at the N Saanich Marina. Sidney, Ferries and Airport moments away.

Truly unique high bank waterfront estate offering unprecedented water and mountain views. Over 8 acres of private, gated property complete with a tennis court, water features, firepit, greenhouses, workshops, expansive patios and entertainment areas. The crown jewel is the main home, thoughtfully designed to perfectly suit family and entertaining lifestyles.A self-contained guest suite is ideal for welcoming visitors.

RELISH THE RESORT LIFESTYLE

PANORAMIC VIEWS

1075 Noble Road Victoria, BC - MLS# 318250

$7,900,000

Exceptional gated oceanfront property on 4.94 acres. Every detail of the 8,900 square foot main house is a representation of superior craftsmanship, artfully blending natural elements with state of the art luxuries. The property boasts a separate 2 bedroom guest cottage, pool, cabana, tennis court and walkways leading to the sandy beach below.

Scott Piercy I spiercy@sothebysrealty.ca

4035 Rainbow Hill Lane,Victoria, BC

$869,000

Envision your home on one of Victoria’s highest points offering unprecedented panoramic views of the Strait of Juan de Fuca and Olympic Mountains. Inside discover a modern chic setting with features fit for a home of this superior quality. Close proximity to an abundance of amenities and Swan Lake Nature Sanctuary.

James LeBlanc I jleblanc@sothebysrealty.ca

Canadian Owned and Operated. E.&O.E.: This information is from sources which we deem reliable, but must be verified by prospective Purchasers and may be subject to change or withdrawal.


It’s warmer down North… On the North Shore of Kaua‘i you’ll find one of the World’s most amazing year-round playgrounds. Warm temperatures, diverse activities, and unsurpassed natural beauty. So go North (the North Shore of Kaua‘i that is). Ben Welborn & Tiffany Spencer Helping people from around the World find their home on Kaua‘i. Visit Hi.HawaiiLife.com to start your journey North. Featured listing: 5 BR /5 BA on 2.97 Acres at Anini Vista | $4.7M US | MLS 265561

Tiffany Spencer

Ben Welborn

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r e a ltor - b roke r

808.652.5264 Tiffany@HawaiiLife.com

808.639.7978 Ben@HawaiiLife.com

Hawaii Life Real Estate Brokers


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BEHOLD THE SPECTACULAR

ROCKY MOUNTAINS AND ROLLING HILLS FROM THIS UNIQUE ACREAGE

320 ACRES OF VAST LANDSCAPE IN SPRINGBANK: COPITHORNE LAND


Now a rare opportunity has come along and is situated 20 minutes from down town Calgary and in the Foothills of the Rocky Mountains 320 spectacular acres of raw land are being offered for sale for the first time. Complete 2 quarter sections, the landscape is very unique and diverse. With wide open turquoise skies and spaces are beautiful rolling hills to quiet dense forest, fresh water springs, streams and the Elbow River running through the property which supplies drinking water to all of south Calgary. Spectacular Rocky Mountains can be captured from as far north to south as the eye can see. The wildlife are abundant, vast

arrays of colorful wild flowers, and lush tall grasses blanket the land. 4 distinct seasons perfectly frame this must see year round oasis. It is exquisite. This is a place where responsible nature & animal loving folks can further their dreams, become a part of the history. No other property says ‘Alberta’ stronger than this.. MLS# C3592535 Offered at $8,960,000 Mark D. Evernden | 403-829-3776 | markdevernden.com

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147 LEIGHTON LN Offered at $3,149,000 A Monterra Homes masterpiece of traditional elegance fused with contemporary style & design. Enter the grand foyer of this 7,500 sq.ft. walkout to a private den & master retreat wing to the right, and to the dining room w/ 15’6” coffered ceilings, and lavish living areas to your left. Kitchen of your dreams appointed with a $60K appl package including 3 dishwashers, subzero fridge, Wolfe wall oven, microwave, induction cooktop & 6 burner gas range. Floor-ceiling windows in nook & great room provide a true sense of space & light. The opulent interiors continue to the private master retreat wing of this home complete with a custom stone f/p, 5pc en-suite with beverage centre & private staircase to basement gym 24x24’. Custom bar in rec room down with 10mil glass door into wine room. 2 large bedrooms each with ensuite. Quad attached garage to mudroom & 10x6’ pantry. Legal Nanny/mother-in-law suite over garage with bedroom, fireplace, living room & 4 piece bath. See in-home spec sheet for long list of extra’s & upgrades.

Tanya Eklund MLS Agent & Managing Partner cell 403.863.7434 bus 403.216.1600

tanya@tanyaeklundgroup.ca www.tanyaeklundgroup.ca

REMAX HALL OF FAME A division of 4th Street Holdings Ltd.

Real Estate (Central) Each o ce is independently owned and operated.


2116 49 AV SW Offered at $1,149,900 For the discriminating buyer with exceptional attention to detail.4 fully finished levels in this lavish Altadore home.ICF party wall construction,solid core doors,on site finished Hickory hardwood,U/G sprinkler system,fully landscaped,quartz countertops, Hickory & white lacquered cabinetry,marble white cliffs backsplash, infloor heat in basement & master bath, painted ceilings, corner unit w/ tons of windows & natural light, Viking appl. package, walk in pantry & limestone faced hood fan. Large 3rd storey loft with wet bar, half bath & deck. Second floor laundry, 10mill glass railing, hardwood throughout hallways and 3rd story loft. Luxurious ensuite w/ free standing tub trough sink, mirrored wall w/ makeup counter, full steam shower w/ 10mill glass door. Large walk-in closet. Fully finished basement w/ wet bar, plush carpet, 4th bedroom & 3-piece bath. Main floor living room w/ gas fireplace/custom finished & corner windows. Russound home automation, 9&10’ ceilings throughout.

401 16 ST NW Offered at $1,089,000 Stylish new residence nestled on a quiet Hillhurst street with West backyard. 25x136 lot to be fully landscaped & fenced. Partywall w/ Roxall sound insulation & Quiet Rock drywall. Features incl main floor dining room, finished on site Walnut floors, incredible Cherry Wood built-ins throughout entire home, in-floor heat in basement & master bathroom, granite countertops, luxury stainless steel appliances, full height custom cabinetry, Pella doors & windows. Custom staircase w/ open riser stairs & 10mill glass railings. Living room w/ gas fireplace. Hardwood throughout second floor w/ 4-piece bath, two other generous bedrooms. Upstairs laundry & separate linen closet. Custom cherry wood wall feature in master, extra cabinetry & built-in closets. Spectacular master bath w/ steam shower, bench, large vanity, heated towel rack & soaker tub. Main floor back mud room with more built-ins & storage. Lower rec room with entertainment centre built-in, wet bar,4th bedroom & 3 pc bath.

Tanya Eklund MLS Agent & Managing Partner cell 403.863.7434 bus 403.216.1600

tanya@tanyaeklundgroup.ca www.tanyaeklundgroup.ca

REMAX HALL OF FAME A division of 4th Street Holdings Ltd.

Real Estate (Central) Each o ce is independently owned and operated.


$12,000,000

Exquisite 11,850 sqft Sandstone estate home on a private 147 acres less than 40 min from Calgary. MLS 3581637

$2,595,000

$2,850,000

Custom fully remodeled 2,890 sqft lavish condo in Eau Claire. MLS C3576730

$1,550,000

$1,385,000

Contemporary designed new home with over 2,325 sqft over 4 levels. MLS 3586215

dplintz@sothebysrealty.ca

Modern masterpiece in Elbow Park with extended outdoor living space. MLS C3587959

403.608.1112

Brand new modern 4 bedroom home in Bridgeland with exceptional views. MLS C3591120

dennisplintz.com

This information is from sources which we deem reliable, but must be verified by prospective Purchasers and may be subject to change or withdrawal. Independently Owned And Operated.


$3,999,900

Country style dream home and carriage house on 160 acres just a short drive from Calgary. MLS C3590423

$1,199,700

Showhome quality walkout bungalow surrounded by green-space in Calgary's West end. MLS C3586244

$2,950,500

Brand new six bedroom luxury masterpiece in Elbow Park. MLS C3592472

local expertise | global connections

$999,700

Four bedroom carriage home with over 2,500sqft of living space and triple garage on 10 acres. MLS C3590428

$790,000

Trendy two-storey penthouse with designer finishes in Victoria Park close to all amenities. MLS C3588123

sothebysrealty.ca


SLEEK MODERN HOME BY HOUSE BRAND ARCHITECTURE

A stunning contemporary home designed with meticulous

Contrary to fast homes with cookie cutter houses, instant

thought and purpose creating a home that is simple to live in and

neighborhoods and standardized finishes that can be built in

light on the environment. A creation by House Brand Architecture.

months, this slow home alternative has been individually created

Elbow Park, S.W Calgary

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with care and attention to a lifestyle that will help you live better in this face paced world. Part of a broader cultural trend towards a slower approach to life, perfectly designed and configured to make the daily rituals of cooking, dining, living, bathing, and sleeping easier and more fulfilling than a fast house. This two-storey home is located on one of the most desirable street in Elbow Park, offers modern sleek lines, an open layout with flexible loft like living and dining space organized towards extending the living space to the outdoors in the West facing park-like backyard complete with year round grass, fountain and fireplace. Perfectly designed to entertain and for efficient day to day living, the kitchen offers stainless steel countertop, walnut cabinetry, quartz island, top of the line stainless steel appliances and access to the front terrace. Main level also boasts an office space with built-ins and ample natural light and a bright living area with feature inset wood burning fireplace. Three spacious bedrooms on the upper level, each with a private ensuite bath and custom


built-in closet and study space. The master suite includes a large walkin closet and a spa-like ensuite with glass tile detailing, dual vanities, relaxing soaker tub and glass steam shower. The fully finished basement features a large family room, kitchenette and a mudroom with access the the underground double garage. Impressive details throughout such as glass railings, polished concrete floors, high ceilings and floor to ceiling windows offering plenty of natural light. The success of any design lies within it’s execution. House Brand, in partnership with the homeowners, integrated quality construction while maintaining the designed vision of this home from concept to completion creating a unique masterpiece.

If you’re looking for comfort and luxury, you’ll find it all in this spectacular home.

For more information or to book your private viewing please contact: Dennis Plintz | 403.608.1112 | www.dennisplintz.com

Offered at $2,595,000

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UNIQUE SUITES

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IN THE HEART OF SUNNYSIDE


Investors prime location with view of downtown great opportunity to build multi unit condo just minutes to downtown with multi-residential zoning. Astonishing 11 suite boutique hotel in the heart of Sunnyside offering early 1900s era of detailing and design. Each suite is beautifully laid out and complete with 1-2 bedrooms, dining room, kitchenette, in-suite laundry, living room and much more. On-site maintenance and cleaning crew keep the hotel running smoothly year round. Breathtaking views of downtown and the newly

constructed Peace Bridge. Walk to work or to Prince’s Island park to enjoy the many musical events just steps away. Come experience the magical Riversong Mansions. MLS # C3592126 Offered at $ 5,500,000 Mark D. Evernden | 403-829-3776 markdevernden.com

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MOUNT ROYAL

OFFERED AT $1,277,000

DISCOVERY VALLEY COVE

OFFERED AT $1,540,000

C3590058- Pride of ownership inside and out! Charming character home in Mount Royal a home with numerous renovations and updates, all the while retaining its original charm and recently painted with a soft, neutral decor. This home is surrounded by gorgeous landscaping and beautifully manicured gardens.

C3578297 - STUNNING 1 plus 2 bedroom WALKOUT bungalow offers 4400 sq ft of luxurious living space, designed to highlight the TRANQUIL FOREST AND WATER VIEWS where mother nature is the major developer. GREAT ROOM PLAN with chefs’ kitchen, dedicated home theatre, OVERSIZED TRIPLE GARAGE.

LAKE BONAVISTA ESTATES

SPRINGBANK HILL

OFFERED AT $1,678,000

WOW! A CHANCE TO LIVE THE RESORT STYLE LIFE IN THIS LOVELY LAKE-ACCESS FOUR BEDROOM HOME. WONDERFUL FAMILY LIVING IN AN EXCEPTIONAL LOCATION - PARK-LIKE SETTING.

OFFERED AT $2,448,000

Panoramic and unobstructed mountain views from this impressive executive home. Over 7000 sq. ft. of beautiful living space on three levels. Extensive landscaping, 4-car garage.


BEL AIRE

OFFERED AT $2,875,000

C3590257- Situated in one of Calgary’s most prestigious cul-de sacs in the sought after community of Bel-Aire, is this wonderful family and entertaining home - a large executive residence with grand vaulted ceilings and staircases, gleaming hardwood floors and stunning stone fireplaces. Entertaining a crowd is easy with indoor spaces that flow to outdoor areas.

BEL AIRE

OFFERED AT $2,897,000

C3590981- In a PARK-LIKE SETTING sits this unique FRENCH COUNTRY ESTATE home where luxury meets style.Tastefully finished and upgraded with the FINEST MATERIALS AND FIXTURES,this home is almost all new.Impressive columns and Brazilian limestone usher you to the STUNNING FOYER.This home was ergonomically designed to create the ULTIMATE IN COMFORTABLE LIVING and to take full advantage of natural light conditions throughout the year.

Wishing you the joy of family, the gift of friends; may you be blessed with laughter, peace, and love throughout 2014!

MOUNT ROYAL

OFFERED AT $3,497,000

C3573728 - IMMEDIATE POSSESSION AVAILABLE. A special residence where original classic design meets the best of modern amenities in this EXTENSIVELY UPDATED 1912 residence known as the GILFOY HOUSE.A Tudor with wonderful original Arts & Crafts finishings, exquisite features - original woodwork,leaded glass windows & SPECTACULAR CITY VIEWS located in exclusive Mount Royal.


Luxury & Privacy MLS# C3566703 Spectacular home on 37 acres spanning the banks of the Ghost River, surrounded by crown land for ultimate privacy. The only sounds heard are the wind sifting through the pine trees, birdsong, or the rush of the river below. A pathway down to the river is accompanied by a creek which then becomes a waterfall into the main stream. This beautiful Ontario White Pine log bungalow with a loft has over 4000 square feet of luxurious but relaxed living. Combining the warmth of the wood, the mass of the river rock fireplace, light filtering in from many heights and unusually shaped windows, open areas,

Lee Edwards

$2,999,000 the added spaciousness of the open beam vaulted ceilings, and the stunning scenery that is a backdrop to every room creates a retreat full of textures, shapes, and shadows. Top-quality finishing and materials are evident throughout, from the Australian Cypress hardwood floors, the amazing cherry circular stair to the loft, to the cherry wood cabinets with granite countertops in the kitchen. The property includes a 2000 square foot garage/ workshop that would delight the heart of any weekend mechanic.


Spectacular View Lot MLS# C3578701

$899,000

11.75 acres on a hill, just minutes away from Calgary. Approximately $120,000 of initial construction has been completed, including a road, basement and sub-floor, gas and electricity to the building site, installation of a septic tank, and other sundry work. Exceptional neighbours include a major riding establishment and the Cross Conservation area. And the view? One of the best to be found , of hay fields, distant barns, sweeping foothills, and the mountain peaks beyond.

403-540-0540 BraggCreekRealEstate.com MaxWell Realty/Bragg Creek


JUST A “FEW” OF OUR 2013 SOLDS Over 800 million in successfully closed transactions. Top 1% in Canada. AKBAR NIMJI

ROBERTO ARGENAL

And our hard working Team of Professionals

ALTADORE - SOLD

$1,150,000

ASPEN WOODS - SOLD $1,088,000

BRIDGELAND - SOLD

$999,900

KELVIN GROVE - SOLD $999,000

CLIFF BUNGALOW - SOLD $965,000

KNOB HILL - SOLD

$899,000

EAU CLAIRE - SOLD

ALTADORE - SOLD (All 6 Units)

403-259-4141 www.nimji.com a k b a r @nim ji.com

$519,900

“The Bow”

ELBOW PARK - SOLD $2,685,000

$359,900


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Our deepest gratitude to all our loyal clients over the past year. Thank you for your continued support and trust. We continue to excel, and once again, we are a TOP REMAX TEAM FOR 2013. We wish you and your family continued health and prosperity in the new year. AKBAR NIMJI ROBERTO ARGENAL

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WEST HILLHURST 1938 2 AVE NW Asking $1,999,900

For the most discerning of buyers! 96 ft of frontage on one of the best streets in desirable West Hillhurst! Warm entry way opens to grand living area with soaring 20 ft ceilings. Kitchen will satisfy the most critical chef; professional grade appliances and functional lay-out. Awe inspiring atrium with 2 story windows/ceiling height offers year round comfort in which to enjoy the gardens. Large office complete with fire place and copper ceiling. Upper boats three great sized bedrooms; master with large sitting area, balcony with views, and beautiful 5 pc ensuite complete with heated limestone floors. Both 2nd and 3rd bed boast custom builtins. Flooring includes Australian Cypress, slate, and limestone. Grounds are professionally landscaped and create a serene environment in one of the city’s most desirable communities. Mere steps to shopping and fine dining and walking distance to schools, downtown and the Bow River Pathway system. Must be experienced!

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403.803.0751 home@joelsemmens.com


Marke ti ng Cal gary ’s F i n e s t Ho me s a n d Re a l Es ta te

ELBOYA

4217 5TH ST SW Asking $2,499,900 Spectacular Luxury home located on a magnificent lot well above the floodplain in Elboya. Constructed with steel beams to allow for max open space & design this home boasts 7” plank site finished hardwood & designer selections throughout. This is one of the top rated energy efficient homes in Alberta built using many advanced technologies. The main floor boasts a bright office, open living & dining space, family room, Atrium & chef’s dream kitchen with double wide Sub-Zero fridge/freezer, oversized island, wine fridge & 48” Wolf range. Step through the Euro glass sliding doors to the Atrium & enjoy the outdoors all year round with a towering stone wall & infinity waterfall. The upper feat. hotel inspired Master with a walk-in closet, spa inspired ensuite, fireplace & private balcony, as well as 3 more large bedrms with Jack & Jill bath & large laundry room. The lower is complete with custom wine cellar, gym with a steam shower, theatre, games room, wet bar & bedroom withn ensuite. Enjoy the backyard offering W & S exposure!

WEST HILLHURST

2202 & 2204 BOWNESS RD NW Asking $899,900 & $995,000 Move in to this beautiful, brand new 3 bedroom, 2 storey home in West Hillhurst. The perfect location on a quiet street, close to downtown & river pathways. A beautiful kitchen, with stainless steel appliances incl 6 burner stove, Breakfast bar, quartz counter & soft close cupboards leads with a dual swinging door into the dining room with beautiful bright windows & a built in wine fridge. The great rm has a unique gas fireplace & plenty of space for cozy seating, windows look out onto the back yard. The mud room located at the rear of the home has built-in seating and storage. The second floor has 2 great size bedrooms & a gorgeous 4 piece bathroom with granite counter tops. The master suite is beautiful and filled with natural light. It has a large closet along with a walk-in closet, & stunning 5 piece en suite. Come view this lovely, exquisitely designed home in West Hillhurst! All within steps of all amenities!!

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C3559695

Ghost Lake Manor Cochrane, AB

C3589424

$12,000,000

C3569578

Bearspaw Chateau Calgary, AB

Deer Creek Manor DeWinton, AB

$6,900,000

C3586086

$3,900,000

Private Equestrian Estate DeWinton, AB

$1,875,000

E.&O.E.: This information is from sources which we deem reliable, but must be verified by prospective Purchasers and may be subject to change or withdrawal. Independently Owned And Operated.


C3590211

Turn-key Equestrian Facility Camrose, AB

C3582413

$1,750,000

C3582413

Executive Family Masterpiece Calgary, AB

Country Family Home Bragg Creek, AB

$1,269,000

C3586033

$999,980

High & Dry! High River, AB

$249,000

E.&O.E.: This information is from sources which we deem reliable, but must be verified by prospective Purchasers and may be subject to change or withdrawal. Independently Owned And Operated.


ASPEN WOODS SW

35 Aspen Meadows Manor SW

24 Aspen Ridge Terrace SW

www.AspenMeadowsEstate.com $1,529,000

www.AspenCalgaryEstate.com $2,395,000

www.AspenRidgePlace.com

www.AspenGlenChateau.com

4,736 sf • 6 beds • 6 baths • walkout bsmt

8,642 sf • 8 beds • 6 baths • ravine

$2,480,000

$1,418,000

5,818 sf • 5 beds • 6 baths • contemporary

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4,403 sf • 4 beds • 6 baths • ravine

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www.SpringWillowChateau.com

$3,350,000

6,198 sf • 3 beds • 6 baths • views

403-837-8100

www.AspenRidgeChateau.com

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7,021 sf • 5 beds • 6 baths

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BEARSPAW LUXURY HOMES

31248 Coyote Valley Road

32110 Kodiak Springs Road

www.CoyoteValleyChateau.com $2,980,000

www.BearspawCountryManor.com $2,399,900

23 Woodlands Estates Crescent

www.SpringbankChateau.com

www.BearspawWoodlandsEstate.com 2,795,000

7,908 sf • 5 deds • 7 baths • 5 fireplace

8,442 sf • 8 beds • 6 baths • 4 acres

6,910 sf • 7 beds • 7 baths • 4 acres

403-837-8100

8,765 sf • 7 beds • 7 baths • 2 acres

$5,500,000

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HOUSE OF REAL ESTATE

SW COMMUNITIES & RURAL CALGARY

119 Leighton Lane in Elbow Valley

17 Wexford Gardens SW

www.ElbowValleyChateau.com $3,890,000

www.WexfordEstate.com $2,198,000

8,117 sf • 4 beds • 7 baths • 2 acres

6,257 sf • 6 beds • 7 baths • ravine

www.BearspawAbode.com

62 Artist View Drive in Springbank

$2,790,000

www.ArtistViewEstate.com $2,995,000

6,204 sf • 5 beds • 7 baths • modern • gated

403-837-8100

8,957 sf • 4 beds • 9 baths • 2 acres

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GORGEOUS CONTEMPORARY HOME

WITH COUNTRYSIDE LIVING AND STUNNING MOUNTAIN VISTAS If you’re looking to escape city life and take all the comforts and conveniences with you, check out this spectacular Bearspaw estate home on 2 acres of professionally landscaped property that offers scenic mountain views and absolutely stunning 149 Bearspaw Meadows Wy, Rockyview County,AB

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architectural features that will leave you breathless. Approaching the home you can’t help but be captivated by the stone and stucco exterior studded with an amazing array of windows that allow natural sunlight to permeate throughout. Stepping through the front entrance brings you into a two storey foyer where gleaming hand-scrapped hardwood floors, dramatic curved walls and ceilings and a smooth stone fireplace compete for your attention. The unique stone and curved walls are features of many of the rooms in the over 6,200 square feet of open concept living space that includes an amazing great room with soaring 20 foot ceilings, walls of windows and a dramatic floor to ceiling smooth stone fireplace. The other rooms on this level include a main floor bedroom with ensuite, an office, a formal dining room, a laundry room, a living room and a sleek styled gourmet kitchen that contains the high end appliances, custom kitchen islands with seating, finely crafted cabinetry and marble encrusted countertops. An exquisite double-sided fireplace divides the kitchen and the dining space.


The main floor also has an incredible covered deck with an outdoor fireplace - ideal for lounging. An amazing curved staircase leads to the second floor where you’ll find three more spacious bedrooms with ensuites including the master with its own private covered terrace, gorgeous fireplace and spa-like ensuite.

Downstairs you’ll find a walk-out leading to an outdoor patio with hot tub.

overlooked in this one-of-a-kind estate home that includes geo-thermal

The rooms on this level of the home include a family room, a home gym,

heating, a home automation system and a five car garage.

a wine cellar and a guest bedroom and bath. Not a single detail has been

View more photos at www.BearspawAbode.com Offered at $ 2,799,000 Ros s Pavl | 403-837-8100 |w w w. Ros s PAVL. com

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242245 Chinook Arch Ln, Rockyview County,AB

BEAUTIFUL

FRENCH CHATEAU 78 DREAM HOMES OF CANADA

IN A STORY-LIKE SETTING text :: Nancy Johnston This custom built luxury French Chateau is situated on 3.76 acres of professionally landscaped grounds, tucked away on a quiet cul-de-sac in the most sought after neighbourhood in Springbank. The entire 7,908 square feet of living space in this home is teeming with the finest antiques, statues and artifacts in addition to the best architectural features spread throughout the 3.5 levels of the home. Authentic Old World charm exudes from each of the rooms that have been intricately detailed with unique materials to replicate a French Chateau from the 1800’s. The stone-wrapped exterior of the home is accented by a central Courtyard fountain with an interlocking stone surround that leads to the imported metal encrusted front door of the home. Inside, open entrance arches, built-in niches, pillars with inlays

and overhead balconies all compete for your attention. An overwhelming assortment of stone is featured inside the home including travertine, slate, hand cut Italian limestone, granite, marble and Labradorite. Acacia hardwood covers the floors throughout the entire home with the exception of the front foyer which has imported Italian hand cut limestone floor tile. A spacious gourmet kitchen with hand-forged copper finishings, custom cabinetry, a unique kitchen island and top of the line


appliances has a separate informal prep kitchen, a breakfast nook with access to the patio area and a walk through Butler’s pantry that leads to the dining room that features a focal point imported iron fireplace surround. Other rooms on this level include the library with its massive floor to ceiling focal point flagstone fireplace, a family room, two bathrooms and a den. The well-equipped laundry room and media room with its vaulted ceiling and high end surround sound theatre system are located between the main and second level while the upper level of the home contains four bedrooms, three which feature ensuites. The spacious master also has its own exquisite bathroom, his and her walk-in closets, a wall of glass to allow for private viewing of the spectacular scenery and a cozy fireplace.

The lower level is a walkout with an open concept floor plan and includes a large bedroom, a recreation room, another family room, a custom wet bar, workout room, games room and a wine cellar. This true to form themed Chateau wouldn’t be complete without a unique hidden chamber but you’ll have to discover where it is located for yourself.

View more photos at www.SpringbankChateau.com Offered at $ 5,500,000 Ros s Pavl | 403-837-8100 |w w w. Ros s PAVL. com

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Regal Living IN MOUNT ROYAL Mount Royal is the epitome of refined living in Calgary, and this majestic home on Prospect Avenue – perhaps the most coveted address within this unparalleled community – is the quintessential Mount Royal residence. Opulent and elegant, yet functional and welcoming, this extraordinary property offers a one-of-a-kind opportunity to live an unsurpassed lifestyle in the city’s most exquisite community. The home is set well back from the street behind by a wide, south-facing crescent shaped driveway of interlocking brick. Lush landscaping provides abundant privacy, making the veranda at the front of the home an inviting place to enjoy the sun, whether over a leisurely Sunday brunch or a late afternoon glass of wine. Entering this home by the stately cherry wood double doors, regally guarded by four white pillars, you are transported into a world of Tuscan-inspired luxury.

The foyer is simply breathtaking. Flanked on both sides by curved marble staircases, and gloriously crowned by a dazzling Swarovski chandelier (one of three in the home) the space is more than just an impressive place to welcome guests – it could easily accommodate large gatherings at formal cocktail parties. A sitting room, complete with a welcoming fireplace and mantel, borders the foyer to the left, while the home’s formal dining room is found to the right. The interior details of this home are truly what make it outstanding. The floors in both the foyer and dining room are covered in 24” x 24”creamcolored Creme de Marfil marble tile, dramatically accented by Emerald Pearl granite inserts. All of the wood detailing – from the hardwood floors in the sitting room, family room, and dining room, to the baseboards, casings, interior doors, fireplace mantels, cabinetry, and 23 impressive


accent pillars – is handcrafted of the finest cherry. Five of the seven bathrooms feature 24-carat gold plated fixtures, and each of the principal rooms has a unique ceiling treatment that lends visual interest and artistic flair to the space. This is a home where finishing touches have been given foremost attention. The north end of the main floor is family space, anchored in the middle by a comfortable and bright living area. The kitchen is designed for function, beauty, and efficiency. An enormous centre island (complete with a gas cooktop), an abundance of both cabinet and counter space, granite

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countertops, two sinks and the very best in high-end appliances would inspire even novice chefs to culinary expertise. A sunny breakfast nook leads outdoors onto a barbecue patio in the backyard.

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The northwest corner of the main floor is dominated by the gentleman’s den. A deeply masculine room in style and tone, it is an ideal retreat for the man of the house – large enough to hold a full size pool table, a substantial desk, and a wonderful river rock fireplace. There are four bedrooms on the upper level, two of which offer romantic views over the foyer from Juliet balconies. The Master bedroom is a luxurious oasis that provides comfort and solace, with a stone fireplace, his and hers ensuite bathrooms, and a private outdoor terrace with a spectacular view of the downtown skyline. Each of the ensuites has its own phenomenal bathing amenity – hers is a lavish Jacuzzi tub encased in circular tiers of tile, and overhung with a gold-plated chandelier; his is a steam shower made of glass and granite, large enough to be

called a room in its own right.

abounds.

The third level of the home is a multi-functional space that could utilized as gym, a dance or yoga studio, a games room, or a playroom for young children. A vaulted timber beamed ceiling with skylight ushers in an abundance of natural light.

Follow a rundle rock staircase upward from the ground level, and you’ll wind up in the spa. Separate from the main house but attached via an underground tunnel, the cedar clad facility houses a 10-seat hot tub, a steam room, shower and bath.

Downtstairs, a fifth bedroom and an adjacent bath makes an ideal nanny suite. The media room is soundproof and roughed in for a wet bar. Storage

1320 Prospect Av SW ……Coming Soon! Heather Waddell, Realtor ® | 403-249-4322 | www.heatherwaddell.


ZAHA HADID

DESIGNS A STUNNING FUTURISTIC SUPERYACHT

text :: Zaha Hadid

The design concept, launched at the latest exhibition of Zaha Hadid’s work at the David Gill Gallery in London, is based around the sculptural form of a master prototype conceived for a 128m yacht. In addition, the Unique Circle Yachts by Zaha Hadid Architects for Blohm+Voss is a family of five individual 90m yachts that creatively explore the design philosophies of the master prototype within the technical requirements of a fullyengineered yacht design. The overall design is informed by fluid dynamics and underwater ecosystems, with hydrodynamic research shaping the design of the hull. The exoskeleton structure of the upper section is an interwoven network of supports that vary in thickness and lend a natural aesthetic to the yacht’s external appearance; evoking the organic structural systems of natural marine formations and connecting the various levels and decks of the ship

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seamlessly via expressive diagonals. Whereas traditional yacht designs adhere

90m variations of the Unique Circle Yachts, creating a design with the highest

to a strict horizontal order, this exoskeleton creates an intense connectivity

correlation between the various options.

between the various decks and elements of the design. The fluid design

“As a dynamic object that moves in dynamic environments, the design of a

language of the master prototype has been applied to the five subsequent

yacht must incorporate additional parameters beyond those for architecture

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– which all become much more extreme on water. Each yacht is an engineered platform that integrates specific hydrodynamic and structural demands together with the highest levels of comfort, spatial quality and safety.” explained Zaha Hadid. Blohm+Voss has the proven experience, the inhouse technical expertise, and the capacities to offer tailormade solutions for the most demanding buyers in the superyacht market. The naval architects of Blohm+Voss are forever pushing the boundaries of technology and innovation. In recent years Blohm+Voss has built many of the world’s most prestigious


mega yachts. These include the groundbreaking 394foot “A “designed by Philippe Starck , the “Eclipse”, designed by Terrence Disdale, which at 533 feet (162.5 m) is the world’s second largest private yacht. Other Blohm + Voss superyacht projects include, the “Mayan Queen IV” and the “Palladium”. Dr. Herbert Aly, CEO and Managing Partner of Blohm+Voss says: “On an aesthetic level, a superyacht is a great design task as everything is customised down to the last detail. A superyacht is by defi nition an exercise in total design, where every detail is looked at with attention and refinement.

In the past, in the era of steam liners, there has been an attempt of utilising ship building elements in architecture. Zaha Hadid and her team have taken this ethos and created a bold new vision and a new benchmark in the design of superyachts.” Aly adds: “The idea of the Unique Circle Yachts allows for

variation of a genotype and its phenotypes, offering a range of possible solutions based on an cognate platform. As a result Zaha Hadid’s design is malleable to suit the very individual wishes and needs of a potential customer which lies at the heart of Blohm+Voss’ approach to yacht design. The strength of the design lies not just in its functionality and form, but also its effortless adaptability.” Zaha Hadid Architects and Blohm+Voss have transformed yacht design; creating an innovative concept and developing this vision into a fully seaworthy prototype that offers dynamic new possibilities for naval architecture.

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AUDREY SAVRANSKY’S

WHIMSICAL DIAMOND COLLECTION FOR THE MODERN WOMAN AS29 is a modern diamond remedy that promises to cure all ailments.

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Founded by fourth-generation Belgian diamond dealer Audrey Savransky in 2008 and born out of her passion for diamonds, the line offers modern women the perfect cure to diamond envy.


Today’s woman is more than capable of looking after herself and we all know that diamonds are an essential part of any balanced lifestyle,” says Audrey. Created with the same precision applied to any chemical compound, the collection’s name is inspired by the elements in the periodical table, combined with Audrey’s initials and her lucky numbers. Designed to relieve aches and pains associated with a lack of diamond accessories, each piece is packaged in a luxe leather pillbox complete with instructions for dosage and administration. Contraindications include the possibility of visual disturbances due to acute brilliance and the onset of jealousy in non-users. The mini collection comprises of delicate diamond bracelets and necklaces featuring fun yet feminine motifs ranging from peace signs and flowers to pills and hearts. The pave collection is inspired by the beauty of nature with flowers and butterfly pendants encrusted with diamonds and coloured stones, and hanging from slender gold chains. The limited edition couture, which was launched in 2009, combines high fashion with luxury in a range of bespoke jewels that make a bold yet edgy statement. Ailing women can find AS29 remedies in Colette, Bon Matche, Montaigne Market, Printemps in Paris, Harvey Nichols, Harrods and Liberty in London, Bongenie in Switzerland amongst other stores around the world. AS29 can be found on www.AS29.com.

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CELEBRATING TRIAL & SUCCESS THE EXEMPLARY VISION OF ONE OF BC’S FINEST WINEMAKERS, SANDOR MAYER, YIELDS A BOUNTY OF AWARD WINNING INTERNATIONAL WINE VARIETALS HOMEGROWN IN BC!

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This year’s harvest marks a significant milestone for Inniskillin Winemaker Sandor Mayer, who is celebrating his twentieth vintage in British Columbia’s Okanagan Valley. What began in the 1990s by Sandor Mayer with experimentation of then unproven varietals in the Okanagan such as Zinfandel, followed soon thereafter by Tempranillo, has blossomed into the successful planting and production of other untested reds and whites. Over the span of two decades Inniskillin’s viticulture and winemaking teams under Sandor Mayer’s direction undertook trial plantings of varietals like Pinotage, Sangiovese, Malbec, Marsanne and Roussanne, which thrive in warm wine regions around the world such as Rioja, Stellenbosch, Chianti, Mendoza and Rhone, but were virtually non-existent in Canadian vineyards until fairly recently. Their success in the vineyard, at international competitions, and with consumers has now seen the expansion and adoption of these and other warm climate grapes by many in the BC wine industry with over 60 varietals now grown throughout the various microclimates in the province.


Sandor Mayer commented, “Back in the late 1990s people thought we were crazy to plant a big red like Zinfandel, when everyone else was planting Merlot. They were skeptical we could get a late ripening varietal that does so well in California, sufficiently ripe here. However we’d done our research and I was fairly confident that with the right site selection and careful viticulture we would be successful. We knew the degree days, the southern site, sandy soil, and vineyard aspects, all would make for ideal grape maturity. We just stayed

quiet and waited, believing that the wine would prove itself.”

maximize the potential of our vineyards for these non--‐traditional varieties. We are cooler here than in many other wine regions, but the grapes really love where we’ve planted them and express the true varietal character with nice rich, clean flavours. We’re now refining our efforts and might try some others, though we’ve learned it really needs to be the right grape for the right location to get the right flavour profile and quality.”

done for the growth of our industry.”

“The BC wine industry is very fortunate to have a talent like Sandor,” states BC Wine Institute Executive Director Miles Prodan. “Not only is he a gifted winemaker, but Sandor’s vision for the Okanagan was evident shortly after his arrival in Canada, and we certainly owe him a debt of gratitude for all he has

“Preliminary tastings of these wines built great excitement and a promising future. After our successful release, we then felt secure attempting others and grafted over our Gewürztraminer to Tempranillo at our Dark Horse Vineyard in Oliver, which is one of the warmest and driest sites in Canada.” “It’s been a wonderful challenge to work with an unknown and to successfully

Inniskillin Cofounder Karl Kaiser said, “Sandor is amongst the very few winemakers who are also well skilled on viticulture. For this I admire and respect him. I enjoyed working with him as he always paid attention to the type of grapes he wanted to use and making sure of their best possible quality.” Sandor offers four tiers of BC VQA table wines reflective of the unique climate of the south Okanagan region and his winemaking styles. www.inniskillin.com

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The all-new Ghibli marks a turning point in Maserati’s history.


MASERATI’S ALL NEW

GHIBLI

SOPHISTICATED AND SPORTY

Unveiled at the Shanghai Motor Show and arriving just months after the new Quattroporte, the Ghibli will give Maserati two concurrent four-door sedan models for the first time in its history. The Ghibli is smaller, shorter, lighter, more dynamic, less expensive and more economical than the flagship Quattroporte and provides a cornerstone in Maserati’s plans to build 50,000 cars a year by 2015. Its petrol range provides high performance from both of the power outputs from the twin turbo-charged, 3.0-litre V6 petrol engine and it also offers customers the choice of rear- or all-wheel drive in an E-segment luxury sports sedan. The Ghibli has a more-focused, sportier philosophy than the larger Quattroporte and its most powerful model, the Ghibli S, has 301 kW (410 hp) of power, races to 100km/h in 5.0 seconds and stretches out to a top speed of 284km/h. The Ghibli is also the first Maserati in history to be powered by a diesel engine, with a turbo-diesel V6 producing all the sound, refinement and driving pleasure typical of Maserati while delivering fuel consumption below six litres per 100 km on the NEDC formula. The Ghibli diesel will also become the first Maserati with Start-Stop technology. It shares much of its core architecture, including its crash safety, its chassis, its suspension architecture, its engines and its LED headlight technology, with the larger Quattroporte, though it is 50 kg lighter, 173 mm shorter in the wheel base and 291 mm shorter overall. The Ghibli’s design team was challenged to produce a sedan that emphasized its more dynamic driving characteristics through a more aggressive visual personality, yet still maintained discernible visual links with the Quattroporte.

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The outline of the body reflects a coupe-like philosophy for the fourdoor sedan, while there are strong feline hints around the Ghibli’s grille and headlights. The grille takes its inspiration from the current GranTurismo and it can draw a line back to the classic 1950s A6 GCS. It also maintains Maserati’s distinctive C-pillar treatment, which delivers much of the coupe-like stance and carries the classical Saetta Maserati logo, carrying on a tradition dating back to 1963. The side profile is dominated by a swage line that runs from the traditional Maserati grille vents behind the front wheels and finishes in the rear lights themselves. Inside, the Ghibli sets itself apart from the Quattroporte with a unique dashboard design that perfectly matches its sportier and more youthful character without losing any of the luxury expected from Maserati. The Ghibli also delivers a sporty design combined with all the spaciousness expected in an executive sedan from Maserati. The Ghibli, the Ghibli S, the Ghibli S Q4 and the Ghibli Diesel all utilize an eight-speed automatic transmission to deliver their performance, providing seamless comfort with fast gear shifting for hard acceleration.

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All Ghibli models deliver exquisite handling thanks to their perfectly balanced weight distribution, a double-wishbone front suspension and a state-of-the-art five-link rear suspension. It can now deliver the added security and all-weather assurance of all-wheel drive as well.


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PIAGET’S DAZZLING

LIMELIGHT GALA TIMEPIECES ULITIMATE IN

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elegance and femininity

The 1960s were pervaded by a resolutely fanciful spirit. Piaget adorned the elegant women of the time with dazzling jewellery watches. The Limelight Gala collection draws a wealth of inspiration from this fascinating period and establishes itself as the new Piaget icon. Entirely in tune with its incomparable aesthetic, sensual curves and precious gem-setting, it reveals a distinctive personality imbued with a sense of glamorous chic. At the crossroads of art, design and

jewellery, it whimsically defies the infernal spiral of time. Brilliant, vibrant and seductive: three adjectives perfectly suited to the new icon by Piaget. It releases time from its habitual linearity, instead placing it within an absolutely feminine curve. Its round case is sublimated by two elegantly extended lugs and the voluptuous nature of its silhouette is accentuated by a bezel set with a row of


progressively sized brilliant-cut diamonds. Its pure, understated dial radiates an extremely contemporary aura of femininity featuring black Roman numerals matching the refined satin strap. The creation of the Limelight Gala watch was entirely conducted within the Manufacture Piaget from the initial sketch to the design and right the way through to the shaping and finishing of the case. Only a great fully

integrated Manufacture is capable of handling such a mission inhouse. Loyal to the very essence of Piaget, all our artisans have honoured the House style with passionate dedication. Witness the originality of the Limelight Gala watch, a subtle heritage from the wild years of the 1960s and an authentic contemporary signature embodying absolute femininity. A watch destined to remain a muse that finds its way smoothly through decades, while leaving its own indelible imprint on its times.

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ULYSSE NARDIN’S

ICONIC MARINE WATCHES

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In the 19th century, to protect its marine chronometers from the corrosive effect of the salty sea air and to overcome the technical challenges of a floor in constant motion, Ulysse Nardin decided to invest in time. The treasures of audacity and ingenuity it deployed have endured over the centuries. Today, Ulysse Nardin Manufacture not only pays homage to this spirit of innovation and independence that prevailed over its creation, but celebrates it with pride, perpetuating the legend. And so, the new Marine Chronometer Manufacture is the latest addition to the Ulysse Nardin collection of marine watches. Its Caliber UN118, manufactured entirely in-house with its beating heart of silicon and DIAMonSIL, reminds us that traditional know-how and confident inventiveness reflects the ideology of Ulysse Nardin: to ensure its creations have the touch of eternity they deserve.


The cornerstone in the brand’s development and the key to its independence, this self-winding caliber is a real technological gem, and offers hours, minutes and direct-drive small seconds, a power reserve indicator at 12 o’clock and the date at 6 o’clock. Able to run autonomously for 60 hours, the Marine Chronometer Manufacture has a date that can be adjusted either backward or forward, and it also benefits from the Ulysse Nardin Certificate. Based on COSC tests of the performance of the movement alone, the Ulysse Nardin Certificate goes further by rigorously checking the quality and craftsmanship of the watch as a whole. Available in 18 ct. rose gold or in stainless steel, the Marine Chronometer Manufacture bears the classic hallmarks of marine instruments: a generous case with a 43 mm diameter for excellent readability, a fluted bezel, solid lugs to ensure excellent stability on the wrist and a screwlocked crown guaranteeing complete water resistance to a depth of 100 meters, as well as a rubber finish for perfect handling. Displaying Arabic numerals, the dial is available in a choice of black, blue or silver. The timepiece comes mounted on either an alligator or rubber strap, or an 18 ct. gold, stainless steel bracelet.

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The Precious Pastel Collection Rare, exceptional and captivating Featuring white diamonds in extraordinary designs. For the authorized Charles Krypell retailer nearest you please call 1.800.487.8765 or visit us online at www.charleskrypell.com


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