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Showcase MAGAZINE - JANUARY-FEBRUARY 2010

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by Marquette Turner Luxury Homes


Welcome to Showcase 2010 is upon us already and we’re very excited to bring you the first Showcase of luxury homes for the new year. In this edition, we feature stunning properties from around the world and for every taste. Whether it’s a mountain retreat or tropical hideaway, a city pad or suburban family home, there’s certainly something for everyone. From Thailand to Crete, the United States to Australia, we hope you enjoy the selection. To go to the web page for each property, simply click on the property address. Enjoy our Showcase, and of course please feel free to contact us at anytime. All the best, Michael Marquette & Simon Turner CLICK HERE to contact us

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AUSTRALIA: BRISBANE, QUEENSLAND

LOCATION The Riparian Plaza is on 71 Eagle Street, in Brisbane, Queensland.

PRICE Offers in the vicinity of $3.5 million AUD – currency conversion

FLOORPLAN Download the floorplan HERE

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luxury “Harry Seidler” apartment overlooking Brisbane River Emphasising the curvilinear living space is a custom built curved wall tapering towards the The Apartment The location and alluring entrance. This feature building design provided wall, coupled with the 2.7 metre nominal the inspiration for internationally renowned ceilings and floor to architect Noel Robinson. ceiling frameless glass doors balance the living space with the unfurling Individual and unique, the residence counters the views of the Brisbane River. modernist exterior – made of curved, cantilevered balconies – The Building The name “Riparian” is with a sleek, contemporary interior. A derived from Latin fusion of light and texture origins meaning “on or was created with French pertaining to the

WHAT MAKES IT SPECIAL

Oak parquet floors, French limestone tiles, and custom chocolate stained Grey oak cabinetry.

riverbank” and reflects Brisbane’s respect and affection for its river. With its 45 degree orientation to the waterfront, Riparian

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Plaza is perfectly designed to parallel the Brisbane River and to preserve and promote views from all working and living spaces. Riparian Plaza did not set out to be the tallest building in Brisbane. Instead, the objective was to develop a significant building on an important parcel of riverfront land. The outcome resulted in the first dramatic expression of changing use in a high-rise building in

Australia. Riparian Plaza has become an architectural landmark that has set the benchmark in architectural expression, construction engineering, environmental design and innovative “smart” technology. Designed by Harry Seidler, Riparian Plaza has 48 exclusive residential apartments commencing on the 41st floor. Residents enjoy private access to the 1,100m2 recreational floor, comprising of a heated 25 metre waveless pool, gymnasium, spa, sauna, BBQ and function room.

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THAILAND: KOH SAMUI

LOCATION The Mandalay Villas are located on the Thai island of Koh Samui – the third largest island in the country.

PRICE Offers in the vicinity of Euro 580,000 (including furniture) (currency conversion)

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award winning villas on the Thai island of Koh Samui The Mandalay Villas are ideally situated on the eastern side of Koh Samui, in the stunning unspoiled area of Choeng Mon, the home of the most beautiful of the island.

Both plots come with an independent and secure freehold land title.

30% occupancy - 3 bedrooms with en-suite - 370 square meter living area - Infinity-edge swimming pool - Sala, sundeck, Jacuzzi and sauna - Tropical outdoor shower - Parking for 2 cars

The villas are designed to have a perfect ocean view from the living room and the master bedroom.

The villas are a few minutes walking distance from these beaches, and offer spectacular panoramic views across the tranquil ocean.

Each villa embraces the use of space and light and all are fitted with natural materials and quality appliances to provide harmonious, and The Mandalay Project is refined modern lifestyle. based on modern tropical The villas have three architecture, truly making bedrooms each with en-

outdoor rainshower, Jacuzzi, and a sauna.

the most of Samui’s impressive nature.

suite and open-plan dining, and living area.

The development offers just two villas, each with 370 square meters of living area. One villa has already been constructed.

There’s also an infinity - Estimated yearly rental edge swimming pool, yield is approximately plus a Sala, ample 8%, based on $500 sundeck to relax, tropical USD per night and

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AWARDS The Mandalay Villas is the winner of Thailand Property Awards 2009, in the category of Best Villa Development (Samui).

FACTS, FIGURES & FEATURES

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NEW ZEALAND: LAKE RIDGE, QUEENSTOWN

LOCATION Lake Ridge is on Alpine Retreat Road in the Wakatipu Basin near Queenstown in Otago on the South Island of New Zealand.

PRICE Offers invited from $995,000 NZD – currency conversion

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land for sale at Queenstowns “Lake Ridge” WHAT MAKES IT SPECIAL Very few lifestyle opportunities in the Wakatipu basin can offer the uniqueness of Lake Ridge.

offers distinctive aspects of rugged landscape.

FACTS, FIGURES & FEATURES Available land parcels:Lot 4: 1.19ha (2.94 acres)

Building design concepts are unrestricted and can be as simple as an alpine Situated in a secluded lodge to the bush setting with uncompromising views, more exotic structure-led Lake Ridge presents a rare opportunity to create architecture from the creators of a true alpine retreat. Jagged Edge – a current The ten, generous land residential parcels of Lake Ridge project in Lake total 32 hectares (78 Ridge.

Lot 5: 2.39ha (5.90 acres) Lot 6: 2.09ha (5.16 acres) Lot 9: 1.08ha (2.66 acres)

vibrant city centre while still maintaining

acres) and are characterised by their privacy and seclusion. Nested amongst pine, larch and native trees, each available parcel

Situated a short five a peaceful minute drive from the alpine retreat. international resort of Queenstown, Lake Ridge is an ideal location for those who enjoy the

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UNITED STATES OF AMERICA: CHELSEA, NEW YORK

LOCATION 213 West 23rd Street, Chelsea, New York City, NY, United States of America

PRICE $9.495 million USD – currency conversion

FLOORPLAN Download Main Level floorplan and Upper Level and Terrace

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iconic penthouse in the heart of Chelsea and awe as spatial relations of interior and exterior A rare and iconic counterpoint penthouse in New York merge into one City designed by the pure and perfect renowned and awardwinning 1100: Architects. form. It is discretely situated All outside atop a century-old landmark building in the views are seamlessly heart of Chelsea – the framed by floorgateway to the city’s to-ceiling most vibrant windows. All neighborhoods. interior rooms evolve into A quiet entrance guards expansive the secret to this exterior living wondrous space filled

exterior square feet on three levels.

WHAT MAKES IT SPECIAL

with abundant light and unexpected 360-degree City and River views. The effect of entering this vast 13,000 square-foot triplex is one of serenity

spaces. The result – a masterpiece of architectural design that celebrates a modern, holistic sensibility of

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Main Level Interior – Living room, dining hall, lounge area, library, family room, guest room/ study with bath, gallery, kitchen, breakfast area, pantry, mudroom, wine closet, mechanical room, electrical room, powder room. Main Level Exterior – Expansive 2500 indoor/outdoor square foot North terrace urban living. with the potential for an outdoor fireplace with al This discretely fresco kitchen and dining,

elegant four bedroom, four and one-half bath home is comprised of 6,000 interior and 7,000

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basketball court, running track or a magnificent roof garden. 73 foot long terrace spanning the entire Southern exposure.

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designed for shade with a canopied pergola and the other potentially utilized for a chef’s and/or cutting garden.

- Central air - Radiant heat - Dornbracht bath fixtures/marble baths - MDF reinforced walls for artwork

- 9 rooms in total - 4 bedrooms - 4.5 bathrooms Upper Level Interior – - Private elevator lobby Master bedroom/master - 13 foot high bath/dressing room, two ceilings bedroom chambers with - Sculpted atrium ensuite baths, laundry staircase room. - Floor to ceiling windows Upper Level Exterior – - Customized end Wrapped 73 foot long on end pine South terrace and 600 flooring square foot North terrace - Professional level ideally situated for a hot electronic wiring tub and plantings. - Crestron home Rooftop Terraces – Two automation system - Intelli-tec security terraces totaling over system 1700 square feet – one

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- Eat-in kitchen fitted with custom cabinetry, 48-inch Subzero, Blue Star professional 48inch dual-fuel range, two Miele dishwashers, Dornbracht fixtures

- 6000 sq ft - $1700 USD maintenance - $5038 taxes

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NEW ZEALAND: BENDEMEER FARM, QUEENSTOWN

LOCATION 8 Bendemeer Lane, Lake Hayes is in Queenstown in Otago on the South Island of New Zealand. Situated in the exclusive Bendemeer development, which boasts unrivaled views of Arrowtown and both the Remarkables and Coronet Peak ski areas.

PRICE Offers invited from $4.94 million NZD – currency conversion

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award winning home in the Bendemeer Farm Estate WHAT MAKES IT SPECIAL

additional NZIA Local Award in 2007.

The understated entrance to the Bendemeer Farm Estate establishes the designers’ vision to create an architecturally inspired, design driven luxury standard within a rural environment.

Intended for all seasons, No. 8 is situated in a sheltered location amongst rolling pasture land. The northerly aspect combines prominent Wakatipu vistas while achieving full winter sun.

No. 8 at Bendemeer is the conception of the award winning architectural firm Warren & Mahoney. Initially winning the New

Interior designer Susie Paynter was perceptive to both the strong design features and the surrounding rugged,

designer fixtures and fittings.

Zealand Institute of Architects Local Award for the Bendemeer woolshed and pavilion, Warren & Mahoney reached a trifecta with No. 8, winning an

natural landscape. Featured in NZ Life & Leisure magazine, the well appointed interior blends recycled timber beams with sleek

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Styled after local farm buildings, the 590 square metre house is divided into five separate schist stone and cedar buildings. At the centre is the great room and open plan kitchen. North facing windows open to a grand terrace, outdoor entertaining area, and reflection pool.

Three spacious bedrooms and bathrooms comprise of one wing, while the

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master suite occupies the opposite wing. Providing privacy, the master suite also includes a study, dressing and wardrobe room,

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spacious bedroom, and luxuriously appointed bathroom.

situation, this home also benefits from its association as part of the Bendemeer With Farm Estate, potential for which a private provides the fractional added ownership privilege and

use of the entertainmen t pavilion, tennis court, access to the Lake Hayes walking trail and shared ownership of the surrounding 130ha.

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AUSTRALIA: MAROOCHY RIVER, QUEENSLAND

LOCATION This property is at 99 Ocean Vista Drive, Maroochy River, Queensland, Australia.

AUCTION 20 February 2010 at 1pm – on-site.

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luxury development in Paradise residences & Spa WHAT MAKES IT SPECIAL This home has been constructed in the Balinese style and is situated on the crest of Ocean Vista Drive. The home offers panoramic views to the Pacific

Ocean and Maroochy River. This home was the winner of the Master Builders Regional Housing & Construction Award and also the Sunshine Coast House of the Year in 1999 – testament to the quality of the build and the level of thought put into its design. The entrance to the property is through large

security gates which open onto a tropical garden. The entrance to the home is grand in design and proportion, featuring a wonderful art gallery. There is a huge amount of natural light and indoor gardens are a glorious feature of the

home. The main living area features tiled floors, floor to ceiling windows and doors which open onto the wonderful verandas which fully capture the magnificent district and ocean vista.

home is easily cooled. An open fire place is also a magnificent feature of the living area. The master bedroom opens onto large dressing areas and an ensuite bathroom which boasts European double showers plus a private courtyard. The courtyard offers an outdoor garden and an external shower. The second wing of the home is extremely private and features four bedrooms, two bathrooms, plus a guest suite with kitchenette and sauna room.

The home also boasts two offices with one featuring full temperature control and fire proofing. A telecommunications room controls all audio/visual elements of the home, including the speakers for each outdoor area. Other features include ceiling fans in most rooms, an internal vacuum system, a room that could be turned into a wine cellar and a full tennis court. The home is surrounded by lush gardens, water features, a fish pond, terraced lawns, fruit trees and herb and vegetable gardens. Watering is easily maintained through the central watering system which houses 17 stations and the home also has its own access to bore water.

There is a large kitchen and bar which are perfect for entertaining and relaxing. With ceiling fans throughout and full cross ventilation the

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NEW ZEALAND: DOUBTLESS BAY, FAR NORTH

LOCATION Vara Prasada is situated between the Carrington Resort & Golf Club and internationally acclaimed Kauri Cliffs Resort & Golf Club, all of which are in the heart of New Zealand’s winterless Far North. Overlooking the pristine waters of Doubtless Bay, Vara Prasada is a four hour drive from Auckland or 45 minutes via helicopter.

PRICE Offers invited from $10 million NZD (currency conversion)

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luxury residence on 16 hectares overlooking Doubtless Bay Vara Prasada is a sun drenched, north-facing property spread across 16 hectares of rural Vara Prasada (sacred coastland. The terrain is gifts) is a 16 hectare contoured to steep, beachfront sanctuary comprising of a lush bestowing peace and regenerating native tranquility on all who forest, rolling green enter. The estate is a pastures and paddocks, distinctive and inviting ponds, and a spectacular property that embraces golden sand beach. The luxury and unrivaled beach is secluded and splendour. offers a great place for relaxing, swimming, Upon entering Vara Prasada unique treasures fishing or collecting New Zealand’s famous green unfold – from the 3.64 hectare native forest with lipped mussels. - 3.64 regenerating native heritage Pohutukawa forest trees to the Balinese and - Horse or livestock paddocks

WHAT MAKES IT SPECIAL

-Landscaping of over 7500 native plants and trees.

The magnificent entrance features a 23 metre long walkway constructed with 100 year old recycled Jarra hardwood beams that open to a sheltered courtyard and grand entrance. The home, with its generous 5 metre soaring hardwood ceilings, is divided into three separate areas: A central great room with open plan dining and kitchen, an ensuite guest bedroom and ensuite master bedroom. Each room has been thoughtfully designed with

The Residence Thai statues perched amongst the native gardens – and on through the sweeping expanses of lawns to the private sandy beach, this property will awaken your senses.

- North-facing property

A meticulously planned and well - Golden sandy appointed 325 square beachfront for swimming metre home nestled & fishing into a rugged outcropping - 500 to 900 year old overlooking Pohutukawa trees Doubtless Bay.

The Landscape

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supremely crafted with the finest materials available from around the world, including:

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- Philippine mahogany ceilings.

430 square meters of kwila decking and Italian tiled - 100 year old courtyards. recycled Coupled with Australian Jara four fireplaces hardwood. (two indoors, - French two outdoors), Retractable beaumanière four outdoor glass doors limestone infrared heaters make an easy kitchen island and built-in transition from BBQ, the home and flooring. indoors to beckons as an - American outdoors. entertainer’s cherry cabinetry Complimenting delight. throughout the the relaxed flow home. of the house is

Few properties in the world can match the natural beauty of the private access beach, the heritage of the native forest or the sophisticated architectural style of this timeless waterfront retreat.

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GREECE: VILLA ALKYONI, GAVALOHORI, CRETE

LOCATION “Villa Alkyoni” is a stone built villa situated on a hill overlooking the traditional village of Gavalohori, 25km east of Chania Crete, Greece. The ocean is nearby (3km to Almirida, 10km to Georgoupolis) and very good night life (5km to Kalives and 30km to Chania).

PRICE Offers invited from €1.15 million (currency convertor)

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4 bedroom villa on the island of Crete Gavalohori is a traditional Cretan village situated in the “Villa Apokorona Alkyoni” (completed in region about May 2008) is a stone 3km inland built villa situated on a from the hill overlooking the It offers a stunning view coastal village traditional village of of the White Mountains. of Almirida.  Gavalohori, 25km east of Villa Aphrodite is ideal Gavalohori is Chania Crete. for couples or families an old who wish to have historical Its unique architectural luxurious village with style is combined with accommodations within a approximately modern facilities in order quiet village setting with 500 residents. It is a to provide an ideal easy access to ocean typical Cretan village environment for your (3km to Almirida, 10km with a small square where a coffee shop, a bakery, a mini mart, two tavernas and other convenient stores can be found.

WHAT MAKES IT SPECIAL

comfort and relaxation. “Villa Alkyoni” is completely autonomous with 300 m2 of living space on a 1000 m2 plot of land. It offers complete

privacy with its own parking space for two vehicles, private garden and pool ( pool is not overlooked). The villa can accommodate up to 8 persons.

oil press, the temples of Panagia and Agios Sergios, the old school, and the historical folk art museum. Within a short distance (5km) from tranquil Gavalohori one can drive to Almirida, a picturesque coastal village. You may dine Several narrow there in one of several streets branch off its seaside tavernas or relax center and one sipping your drink by a could wander bar during sunset. through several interesting sections of this officially protected village. Stone built houses with lovely backyards full of colorful flowers can to Georgoupolis) and very good night life (5km be found. to Kalives and 30km to A lot of interesting Chania). buildings can be seen,

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AUSTRALIA: AIRLIE BEACH, QUEENSLAND

LOCATION “Cayman Estate” is on Border Drive, Cannonvale in Airlie Beach, Far North Queensland, Australia.

PRICE $4 million AUD (reduced from $5.5 million AUD) -(currency convertor)

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stunning estate in Far North Queensland WHAT MAKES IT SPECIAL

setting for an amazing lifestyle.

Set 600 feet above sea level, this 700 square metre home, this palatial residence would provide your family with the perfect North Queensland getaway or resort style holiday home.

The huge, open-planned living area features columns, 3 metre high windows , high ceilings and limestone flooring.

This 8.75 acres (3.5 hectares) North facing property is complete with a helipad, workshop, carports, garages, and separate cottage all enjoying the panoramic, 360 degree views of the rainforest, mountains, Coral Sea and Whitsunday islands.

A stunning 28m2 indoor heated pool is the focal point of the interior of this luxurious home and provides the perfect

FACTS, FIGURES & FEATURES - 6 bedrooms (4 if you would prefer the configuration that provides 2 offices)

The kitchen has bountiful storage, granite benchtops, modern appliances and two pantries. The master bedroom covers the entire marbletiled top floor, and features a lounge, ensuite and balcony with spa. The configuration is flexible with 4 bedrooms

and 2 offices, or 6 bedrooms. Additionally, there are 3 bathrooms and 2 en-suites.

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- 3 bathrooms - 2 en-suites The Whitsunday Region covers an area of coast and islands between Mackay and Townsville. The area’s attributes include The Great Barrier Reef, islands, waterways, and its forested mainland, all set in a Tropical climate. The rare geographic location and blissful weather result from the sheer size of the Great Barrier Reef, which provides protection to the area, and provides one of the worlds best water playgrounds for boating, sightseeing, scuba diving, snorkeling and water sports.

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