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BRUTALISM IS BACK
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GARDENS THAT ELEVATE HOMES
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MILLINER TO THE STARS
Designer Eugenia Kim makes whimsical hats that appeal to A-listers 22
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WHAT’S NEW IN ART, ARCHITECTURE, AND DESIGN BEAUTIFUL MURALS, HANDCRAFTED FURNITURE, AND 3 - D PRINTED HOMES ARE SHAKING THINGS UP
he year 2019 is bringing in new technologies and old techniques to create beautiful spaces and objects. Below, some T of the latest trends in art, architecture, and design. ART
In the luxury market, originality, innovation, and handcrafted execution captivate connoisseurs of fine furniture who see art in every curve and carving. For nearly half a century, the studio of Zito Schmitt Design in Sebastopol, Calif., has been creating heirloom furniture. “Museum-quality pieces are timeless,” says Debey Zito, who designs and makes the furniture that her partner, Terry Schmitt, carves. “They are handmade using time-honored joinery and woodworking techniques.” Zito’s designs, inspired by European Arts and Crafts and Art Nouveau styles as well as Asian aesthetics, take 200 to 500 hours to craft. The most complex sell for US$30,000. “I’ve always desired to make furniture that embodies the quietness, beauty, and complexity of nature,” says Zito, whose motifs have included herons and acorn branches. “ y pieces are designed so that you take in the whole first, then look for what I call the jewels—the smooth edges across the top of a cabinet or the hand-hammered copper handles plated in nickel.” When viewed in that manner, each piece reveals not only the inherent artistry of the work, but also the soul of the artist “and brings a deep beauty and richness to one’s home.” ARCHITECTURE
Top: Locatelli Partners’ 3-D printed house was built by a robot. Bottom, from left: The interior of the 3-D printed house; a Zito Schmitt Design cabinet with pussy-willow carvings; a mural by Lucinda Oakes at Ballyfin, a luxury hotel in Ireland.
Architects around the globe are exploring the use of 3-D technology to build high-end residences. One of the pioneers is Massimiliano Locatelli, whose eponymous firm in ilan, taly, used a portable robot to print and erect an elegantly appointed 1,100-square-foot abode on site at the 2018 Salone del Mobile design festival in Milan. The one-story concrete residence, which features curved walls, a roof garden, and a vegetable garden, has 35 modules, each printed in 60 to 90 minutes. They are designed to be taken apart and reassembled elsewhere and recycled. “We are still in the experimental stage,” he says. “But we are confident that the costs should be slightly less than half the average cost of traditional construction, about 1,000 euros per square meter. In the future, this could be reduced to 200 to 300 euros.” DESIGN
Hand-painted murals, which have been enhancing interiors since ancient times, are enjoying a renaissance. “A mural can turn a dud room into one of the best ones in the house,” says muralist Lucinda Oakes, who is based in Sussex, England. “It can inject architectural detail, it can bring a breathtaking view, and it can make a small room seem larger.” urals also offer an opportunity for owners to personalize their residences. Oakes says clients typically ask her to add a coat of arms, a monogram, a particular building, or even an exact image of the house itself. akes, who specializes in scenes inspired by th-century landscape paintings, spends weeks or even months creating her murals, which cost 8,000 pounds sterling to £80,000. She paints on rolls of canvas or paper in her studio, rolls them up, and touches them up after they are installed. 7
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THE AUSTERE STYLE IS UPDATED FOR MODERN HOMEOWNERS
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tark and unadorned, Brutalist architecture is a touchstone of postmodernism. And although the style has detractors, it’s getting a lot of attention from modern audiences. Social-media apps like Instagram have united Brutalism fans, and accounts posting photos of landmarks in the style have tens of thousands of followers. Books on the subject abound as well, from the exhaustive Atlas of Brutalist Architecture, which made The New York Times list of best art books in 2018, to art historian hris van ffelen s Massive, Expressive, Sculptural: Brutalism Now and Then. The word “brut, meaning raw or rough in rench, defines the style itself, according to van ffelen. “The buildings aren t made from refined materials, he says. “They are used as they are found, without paint or other adornment. The wall speaks for itself.” t was the wiss- rench architect e orbusier who first used rough concrete to create sculptural structures, van ffelen says. The material often had residual impressions in the surface or subtle differences in its texture. Today, architects still take cues from Brutalism. Concrete allows for impressive silhouettes, and glass and wood elements add a natural flow without being obtrusive.
This Brutalist-style home in Australia, which was asking A$15 million, has sold.
Brutalist homes can also provide a striking contrast with the landscape around them. At Solis, a Renato D’Ettorre–designed house in Queensland, Australia, concrete, stone, and glass frame views of the Coral Sea and the islands beyond, says Carol Carter from Queensland Sotheby’s International Realty. The three-bedroom, five-bathroom home had been listed for A$15 million and was sold late last year for an undisclosed amount. “The concrete sits beautifully,” she says. “It lends itself to the environment in a way you wouldn’t normally think.” There are views from every window at Solis, Carter says, and the home features ample indoor-outdoor areas that work together to create movement throughout the home. Downstairs, wood-grain patterns in the concrete and other subtle details add character to the private areas of the house. Concrete also helps keep the home cool, Carter adds, which is important in the tropics. It’s equally important at the Ecoscopic House, another example of Brutalist architecture that’s nestled at the foot of the Sierra Madre ranges, on the outskirts of Monterrey, Mexico. “It’s never too hot or too cold,” says Beatriz Ramirez of Monterrey Sotheby’s
Ecoscopic House is a Brutalist-style property nestled at the foot of the Sierra Madre ranges in Mexico.
International Realty. The four-bedroom, four-bathroom home is listed for 24.5 million pesos. Architect Manolo Ufer designed the Ecoscopic House to maximize views, Ramirez says. Huge glass windows look out onto the property’s gardens and the mountains beyond. Inside, plantscapes and angled walls and entrances are unexpected elements that seem organic and abstract at the same time. an ffelen notes that the first wave of Brutalist homes in the 1970s didn’t take the raw materials inside. “That has changed,” he says. “Now people want those naked walls inside.” Instead of covering the walls with art, many owners keep them raw, rough, and unadorned to bring focus on elegant or interesting furniture, he adds. “The contrast between the furniture and the walls is one of the key elements that people like, an ffelen says. He notes that architects around the world are continuing to explore the style in other ways. Many use stairs and windows as sculptural elements, or add natural features, such as living walls or plantscapes, to their designs. “These aren’t copies of Brutalism in the s, he says. “ ou can see at first glance that these are modern buildings.” 11
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DIVING THE ECO - FRIENDLY WAY
A VARIETY OF SPOTS AROUND THE WORLD OFFER UNIQUE DEEP-WATER EXPERIENCES 12
ivers of all stripes—from those who travel with their equipment to novices—can select from countless destinations. While the busiest diving spots are often packed with leisure travelers and heavy boat tra c, an assortment of locales around the world provide unique diving experiences—and many are environmentally friendly, too.
Divers undeterred by cooler water temps often rave about ew ealand s diving spots, especially the oor nights slands, a marine reserve roughly miles off the northeastern coast that Jacques Cousteau called one of the world’s top dive sites. The islands’ volcanic origins—which reputedly date back million years provide spectacular drop-offs, caverns, lava arches, and tunnels. ue to their location, the islands receive warm subtropical currents from the upper reaches of the outh acific, which explains the presence of many fish species normally only found much further north. After tackling the oor nights, adventurous divers head farther north up the coast to the Cavalli Islands and the wreck of the ainbow Warrior, a controversial Greenpeace ship sunk by the rench ecret ervice in , then turned into a dive site off atauri ay in . The location is home to an ever-growing artificial reef of marine life, which attracts schools of golden snapper, kingfish, and John ory. Such is New Zealand’s commitment to the environment that the Department of Conservation reminds divers to ensure their gear is trimmed to avoid entanglements, and to maintain good buoyancy control while avoiding collisions with marine life. FRENCH POLYNESIA
Deep-sea diving in Mexico is heavy on coral reefs and colorful fish.
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The slands of Tahiti offer some of the best diving in the acific. angiroa, the second-largest coral atoll in the world, is home to more than shark species and offers pictureperfect drift diving through Tiputa ass and Avatoru ass. The nearby island of akarava, a designated iosphere, attracts divers every June or July, when hundreds of sharks come to feed during the annual spawning of groupers. nvironmentally conscious travelers appreciate the destination s long tradition of eco-friendly practices. The olynesian tradition of Rahui is an age-old technique of rotating fishing grounds, which allows stocks to rebuild and diverse fish populations to form, all while attracting lots of large prey animals. ig resorts, such as ilton and ntercontinental otel Group, maintain coral-protection initiatives, which guests can visit and learn more about. 13
The most visited country in Southeast Asia offers hundreds of diving sites appealing to all skill levels and sensibilities. Koh Lipe is a small island in the Strait of Malacca’s Tarutao National arine ark, home to more than dive sites and around 25% of the world’s tropical fish species. ocated near the country’s southern border with Malaysia, the park displays jaw-dropping rock formations, pinnacles, and boulders. Koh Tao, an island in the Chumphon Archipelago on the western shore of the Gulf of Thailand, is heavily involved in marine conservation and education. Novices select from numerous diving schools, and the island’s calm, clear waters contain attractive coral reefs and marine life. Conscientious divers tap into conservation efforts and initiatives, such as the New Heaven Reef onservation rogram, which aims to preserve and protect the island’s marine environments. HAWAII
A diver explores Mexico’s Cabo Pulmo.
The U.S.’s premier diving destination, the awaiian slands offer many notable diving sites. The Sheraton Caverns, located on the island of Kauai near the Sheraton Kauai Resort, are popular with honu (Hawaiian green sea turtles), while Brennecke’s Ledges are home to a sizable lava shelf, with coral trees growing from the lava rock face. A few miles off the coast of awaii Island, daring divers enjoy blackwater night dives during which they hang, suspended from a 50-foot tether with a dive light in hand, over 4,000 feet of water to watch pelagic creatures drift by—from clear larval-stage critters to squid, octopus, hunting dolphins, and sharks. To amateur marine biologists, the opportunity to witness diurnal vertical migration (when animals from the deep sea come to the surface) is priceless. Visible from Maui’s southwestern
coastline, the Molokini Crater is a crescent-shaped, partially submerged volcanic crater that was declared a Marine Life Conservation District in 1977. Advanced divers drift dive off the 300-foot sheer outer wall, using channel currents to carry them along while exploring cauliflower coral and keeping an eye out for manta rays and whitetip sharks. Given its long history as a conservation district, Molokini’s marine life is comfortable with the presence of nearby divers, who enjoy unhurried views of the approximately 250 species that call the crater home. COSTA RICA
With 800 miles of coastline, Costa Rica is an aquatic playground. Isla del Cocos (Cocos Island), long ago a hideout for treasure-seeking pirates, was once deemed “the most beautiful island in the world” by Jacques Cousteau. It sits miles off osta ica s acific coast and is one of the country’s most renowned national parks as well as a protected UNESCO World Heritage Site. (The Costa Rican government forbids inhabitants other than park rangers.) Situated on top of an ancient volcanic mountain covered with lush tropical rainforest, Isla del Cocos is home to species that can’t be found anywhere else in the world. The island is surrounded by deep waters, with countercurrents that attract hammerhead and tiger sharks, rays, and dolphins, as well as adventurous divers. Much closer to shore are the Islas Murciélago (Bat Islands), where divers enjoy seasonal sightings of dolphins, turtles, and whales. Thrill-seekers flock to the “Big Scare,” a site teeming with intimidating bull sharks, plus marlin and sailfish. anta osa ational ark, which serves as the departure point for the islands, is home to numerous ecofriendly hotels that hold Costa Rica’s ertification for ustainable Tourism.
Los Cabos Tourism Board
Among Mexico’s numerous lauded diving destinations, the isolated marine park of Cabo Pulmo, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, stands out. Situated 60 miles northeast of tourist-clogged Cabo San Lucas, Cabo Pulmo is home to one of only three hard-coral reefs in the Sea of Cortez. In addition to the reef’s impressive assortment of colorful fish, divers might spot sea lions, groups of rays leaping from the sea, majestic whale sharks, and sea turtles making their way to shore to dig their nests.
Top: Costa Rica Tourism Board; bottom: Costa Rica Tourism Board/Tobias Friedrich
BRITISH VIRGIN ISLANDS
Those looking for a truly out-of-theordinary diving experience head to the British Virgin Islands, where Virgin Gorda’s Mountain Point is home to the BVI Art Reef. In 2017, the Kodiak ueen one of only five surviving ships from Pearl Harbor—was intentionally sunk with a large-scale sculpture of an 80-foot kraken attached. The project was created by a group of artists, engineers, scientists, and donors (including Sir Richard Branson) to raise awareness of ocean conservation across the region. Divers can feel good, given its role as a coral out-planting platform, facilitating a thriving new reef habitat while rehabilitating vulnerable marine life, such as the goliath grouper. The project also maintains swimming, diving, and educational programs for local youth. BARBADOS
Sometimes known as the “Shipwreck Capital of the Caribbean,” Barbados is home to stunning dive sites, many of which have incorporated artificial coral reefs. The island’s largest protected marine park, Carlisle Bay, is home to rare frogfish and seahorses. And it s one of the few places in the world where visitors can experience six shallowwater shipwrecks—including a tugboat and freighter—in a single dive.
With its 800 miles of coastline, Costa Rica is considered an aquatic playground.
A HERITAGE BRANDâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;S MODERN TAKE ON TEA SERVICE
Fiskars is making bold designs.
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THE EVOLUTION OF FISKARS MEANS A NEW LOOK, CELEBRITY DESIGNERS, AND MORE
Above: A line designed with Ellen DeGeneres.
knows a thing or two about place settings. Fiskars Its brands, such as Wedgwood and
Waterford, date to the 18th century, when tea parties were the norm, and everyone dressed for dinner. Royal Albert is a relatively young brand at only 100 years old. But just because a tea or dinner set has a long history doesn’t mean it’s dated. “ t s timeless, says Jeffrey hapman, head of visual merchandising at the company. “Even if a set dates back to 1952, you used it then, you can use it now.” Younger buyers are bringing bone china and crystal stemware back to the
table in new ways, whether by mixing and matching prints or playing around with accent plates. In turn, Fiskars is creating interactive showrooms and Instagram-ready packaging to fuel the enthusiasm. “When people think of crystal and china, they think about old settings and the traditional, formal look, hapman says. “We want to get rid of that stigma and not necessarily make it more casual, but make it more of an everyday luxury.” That means there’s no wrong occasion to break out the fancy stuff, whether it s oyal Albert s odern intage, a reimagined tea collection mixing roses and polka dots, or a classic set of perfect white plates by designer era Wang. And hapman is quick to allay any fears that the tableware isn’t up to everyday use. “We put a car on top of four teacups at a recent show,” he says. “Bone china is very durable.” Wang, a longtime Fiskars collaborator, has been known to stand on teacups from her collection at events to show how strong they are. And they re dishwasher safe, too, hapman adds. Partnerships with celebrity designers help the brands to keep evolving, says ichelle Westcott- ichards, the director of public relations and special events at Fiskars. In 2002, Wedgwood was the first brand to work with a designer in the bridal world, she explains, and that was the queen of bridal herself, Wang. “It reintroduced the Wedgwood brand to the world,” according to Westcott-Richards. Wang s line now includes dinnerware, flatware, and stemware, plus silver giftware. Wang is very involved in the design and marketing of her products, Westcott-Richards adds, from combing the archives for pattern inspiration or bringing her “tabletop chic” sensibility to in-store events. Fiskars has also collaborated with the likes of Ellen DeGeneres, whose playful sayings are on a set of oversize mugs, and model iranda err, who puts a modern spin on traditional tea sets. elebrity florist Jeff eatham has branched out with a Waterford collection of vases, playing up what he calls a “punk-stud cut” of the crystal, Westcott-Richards says. ollaborations bring not only a fresh aesthetic to the brand, but fresh eyes as well. ia social media, the designs reach millions, some of whom may be in the market for dinnerware. The company is also bringing its china off the wall, Westcottichards adds. While traditional displays featured five-piece sets lining a showroom, today’s “style studios” allow clients to handle the merchandise. Using sample linens and other accessories, they can play with accent plates and create a unique look for the table. ets are no longer the sole choice, and Wedgwood offers an à la carte dinnerware menu. “If they just want dessert plates, that’s an option,” WestcottRichards says. And some of the sets they do sell have been updated, including, for example, mugs instead of the teacup and saucer. “People want to create their own style,” she says. “They want a more contemporary aesthetic.” 17
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TOPPING IT OFF
EUGENIA KIM MAKES HATS FIT FOR POP AND U.K. ROYALTY
ugenia Kim has a great origin story. Make that three. EHere’s the tale of the smart Pitts-
burgh native who heads to Dartmouth College thinking she’ll become a doctor—only to ditch the idea when she winds up sick and sees what it’s like to be in a hospital. Or there’s the day she got such a bad haircut that she designed a hat to cover it up—and was showered with compliments. And there s the moment she was fired from her job as an editorial assistant at a fashion magazine—which allowed her to go into hat making full time. Smart move. Last year, Eugenia Kim celebrated 20 years in business. Her vibrant, whimsical hats have crowned A-listers from the Duchess of Cambridge (who knows a good crown when she sees one) to Katy Perry, Madonna, and Beyoncé (who posted photos of herself wearing a wide-brimmed Eugenia Kim sun hat stitched with the words “do not disturb,” causing the hat to go viral). This year should be just as eventful. im recently launched her first bridal line for spring, and she’s getting married in June. We caught up with her to find out more.
Getting fired must’ve been tough, but it certainly worked out for the best.
Fear really motivated me. I thought, “I’ll do anything not to have another desk job.” Now I have customers in Texas, Palm Beach, Hawaii, in Asia, in Europe. If a Russian person sees me, they’re like, “Oh, can I take a picture with you?” I didn’t realize I was famous in Russia. But it’s all cold weather and they love my stuff.
The designer has 20 years in the business.
Now brides will, too.
t took me forever to find my wedding dress. There was nothing for a bride like me. Someone quirky, you know? Then I made all the headpieces for a whole bridal party—bride, bridesmaids, flower girls for the wedding of a friend of a friend. I saw this niche no one is serving. It seems your client is a bold bride. No blushing brides for you.
We have our Instagram-worthy pieces, like, if you’re getting married on the hills in Scotland and you have a helicopter with an aerial view, then this headpiece is for you. ve had to learn what colors brides like to wear. There are so many shades of white—I didn’t know. So it’s challenging. What people wear on their wedding day is different from an everyday thing. You’ve just celebrated 20 years in business. What’s next?
We launched bags two years ago. Now bridal. We’re softlaunching scarves. The trick is figuring out the timing. t s daunting when you’re young and have a brand and don’t know what you’re doing. I’m more strategic now. I was creative but kind of dumb when I started. Unorganized. But, honestly, it’s better to start off creative than organized. Administration is something you can learn. You can’t teach creativity. Do you have time to relax? Recharge?
I used to work so many hours when I was younger. Now I know how to get a ton of stuff done by p.m. each day. I decided I’m going to play tennis three times a week. I’m hardcore. I thought, “I must be burning 500 calories in that hour. o studied my fitness app and it turns out the days am in the o ce and not playing tennis burn more calories than the days when I do play tennis. Looks like your office time is your cardio.
Opposite page: Pieces from Eugenia’s Kim Spring 2019 collection of accessories.
y fianc says, “ ou never sit still. ut that s the energy I’m putting into the brand. At least now I know why I’m so wiped out and hungry at the end of the day.
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PAINT IT BLACK HOW TO USE THE DARKEST SHADE IN A WAY THAT’S CHIC AND EYE- CATCHING
hading your walls in black may not be the first thing that comes to mind S when you’re considering paint colors. But black has a daring all its own that can bring character and chicness to your space. “The result is both unexpected and incredibly sophisticated,” says Andrea Magno, a Benjamin Moore color and design expert. “ lack has an interesting effect on the walls of a room because the corners and shadows are obscured more than if a midtone or pastel color is used,” Magno says. “This can be used as a visual trick to give the space a less-defined appearance and can make a room feel a bit more expansive.” Black walls can also bring coziness. “Dark walls coupled with dramatic lighting create an instant air of luxury and sumptuousness,” says Karen Howes, CEO and founder of London-based interior-design firm Taylor owes.
CHOOSING THE RIGHT ROOM
It’s important to consider the function of the room and also the time of day that you spend the most time there, Howes says. Great candidates for black walls include rooms used primarily as evening spaces or those that aren’t reliant on task lighting, such as home cinemas and dining rooms, she says. In a media room, black walls help absorb the light and won’t distract from the room’s main function, Howes says. “We also find using darker tones in dining rooms helps create a luxurious feel in the evening when our clients are entertaining,” she says. “Often the rooms that are most successful have a balance between light and dark—where black walls are paired with a light floor color or furniture done in neutrals and whites,” Magno adds. 20
Top: A black accent wall in a bedroom. Bottom: A nearly all-black bedroom designed by Studio MHNA.
Top left: Benjamin Moore; bottom left: Studio MHNA. Center: Taylor Howes
Purple furniture pops in this black room by Taylor Howes.
ACCENT VERSUS ALL FOUR WALLS
“Black can be a superb choice, as it allows you to play with contrasts,” says Nicolas Adnet of Studio MHNA, an architecture and design firm in aris. “ or example, if the rest of the room is done in pale or pastel palettes, painting a wall black can add drama and create atmosphere. A single black wall can also give character and structure to a space and be used to highlight furniture or a collection of art, Adnet notes. f used as an accent, agno says, it s important that it creates a focal point and architecturally makes sense in the room. or instance, accent walls work well when a room has a wall with a fireplace or millwork, or when there is an alcove or other feature worthy of attention, she says. ADDING DIMENSION
lack walls can handle patterned accessories or upholstery. “The black will tend to recede, causing the pattern to advance or be more eye-catching, agno says. epeating black in patterns also helps tie the look of the room together. “ or instance, many materials used for countertops whether marble, granite, or quartz have black running through them and can instantly create a visual connection between the walls and other features in the room, agno says. PERFECT FINISH
The finish you choose for the paint can have different effects on the space. A matte black has a soft quality, while a high gloss will add reflection and drama. “ sing a semigloss or high-gloss finish works well in dark spaces, as it helps to bounce the light around, owes says. “We tend to combine different finishes in one space to get a nice balance. USING TRIMS WELL
ften rooms with walls painted black have white or off-white trim for a clean look, agno notes. “Black looks great when used in a space with neutral or white wainscoting or cabinetry because the contrast is striking and chic, she adds. or a sophisticated look, she recommends painting walls and trim or millwork in one black hue, and either using the same finish on both surfaces or using a lower sheen on the walls, such as a matte finish and a semigloss or high gloss on the trim. 21
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fashion runways were proof. “There were a lot of pearls from influential designers like hanel and Gucci on the runways, says Karen Giberson, CEO of the Accessories Council. They featured “bold mixes, layers, large sizes, fun colors.” London-based pearl stringer Renata Terjeki, who designs, restrings, and restores pearl jewelry for clients around the world, is seeing a rising popularity in modern styles, such as long necklaces and pearl tassels. “The great thing about tassels is that you can make pendants, earrings, and rings out of them,” she says. And combining them with metal appeals to many different types of consumers. “ ou can put a pearl tassel pendant on an 18-carat white gold chain or on a long pearl necklace and you ll have two completely different looks,” she says. Faux pearls are being used more on apparel—around necklines, tracing pockets, decorating the heel of a shoe. STYLING FOR EVERYDAY WEAR
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perfect string of pearls often recalls images of style legends, such as Jackie Kennedy and Audrey Hepburn. Now pearls are appealing to a younger generation and gaining popularity in part because designers are imagining new ways of wearing them. “There’s an emergence of younger designers breaking the traditional boundaries of classic styles with pearls,” says Hisano Shepherd, a Los Angeles– based jewelry designer for a company called little h. “From the early 1900s through the 1950s, the most coveted pearls were perfectly round, white pearls worn as choker-length necklaces or stud earrings,” says jeweler and designer April Higashi, owner of Shibumi Gallery in Berkeley, Calif. And these traditionalstyle pearls were staples the world over. “In Japan, women were gifted with pearl studs and pearl strand necklaces for coming-of-age and wedding gifts,” Shepherd says. But that’s changing.
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“Millennials are making pearls more casual by taking the primness out of them and wearing them in cool, new ways,” says Marion Fasel, founder and editorial director of The Adventurine, an online fine- ewelry magazine. “The thing now is to wear them with Adidas tees and distressed denim—more everyday than special occasion,” says Amy Elliott, columnist for jewelry-trade magazine JCK and fine- ewelry expert for the ridal ouncil. “The younger generation is responding to what women have always loved about pearls: They go with everything, light up your skin with a subtle glow, and will never go out of style,” Elliott says. But young consumers “are less into the strands of perfectly matched Akoyas and more into oblong, amorphous, baroque shapes—the ‘imperfect’ pearls.” They can be “classic or very artsy,” Higashi says. DESIGNING FOR A NEW GENERATION
Designers are taking a fresh approach and using unique material mixes, such as pearls on leather, gunmetal, or rose gold, Giberson says. Mixing pearls with colored stones is a new way to string them. esigner Anna he eld of Anna he eld ine Jewelry, based in ew ork and os Angeles, combines pearls with other gems like moonstone and black, gray, and champagne diamonds. he also blends classic pearl designs with different metals—one pearl stud earring and one gold spike for its mate, for example, or classic studs with yellow- or rose-gold halos for a more modern way of pairing them. “But no matter how designs are changing, as Jackie Kennedy once said, ‘Pearls are always appropriate,’ ” Terjeki says.
Left: A colorful pendant from little h. Right: A modern take on pearl jewelry from Anna Sheffield.
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NEW NORDIC CUISINE FOOD FROM SCANDINAVIA INSPIRES HIGH - END RESTAURANTS AROUND THE WORLD
ot long ago, food from Scandinavia was considered something of a N punchline. Dining enthusiasts assumed
the best one could get on a Nordic plate was a chunk of dried walrus blubber or a fried carrot. How times have changed. From Los Angeles to London, the tenets of the New Nordic Movement—locally sourced, health-conscious, fearlessly inventive have infiltrated many of the world’s most renowned restaurants. It started with Noma, the nowfamous eatery launched in 2004 in Copenhagen. Occupying a 19th-century warehouse with an unassuming, rustic exterior, its focus has been on reinventing Danish cuisine by cutting out foreign fluff. oma co-founder laus Meyer drew up a manifesto, aspiring to nothing short of a new Nordic culinary culture. Due to the region’s long winters, pickling, preserving, smoking, and salting have become common. Noma has received two Michelin stars and was ranked “the World’s Best Restaurant” several times. Most importantly, chefs around the globe have 24
absorbed the principles of Meyer’s New Nordic Movement and applied them to their own cooking, often beautifully. At Gustu, a restaurant Meyer opened in 2013 in La Paz, Bolivia, head chef and native Bolivian Marsia Taha sees the ew ordic philosophy as a means to show off her own country’s cuisine. “Part of our mission is to boost a sense of national pride for what Bolivia is and what Bolivia produces,” Taha says. That starts with exactly what the New Nordic Movement emphasizes: “Simplicity, elegance, and respect for each product, whose history we have the commitment to tell, as well as preserving the cultural and ancestral significance in each dish,” she says. Two examples off the Gustu menu: rhea a kind of olivian ostrich) tartare with capers and maca emulsion; and Amazonian fish with yuca zonzo and coconut. Now, from Portland, Ore., to New York, posh, hygge-ish restaurants churn out Nordic and Nordic-inspired fare. At Brooklyn’s Aska, Swedish chef Fredrik Berselius creates Scandinavian masterpieces with ingredients gathered from around the American Northeast. Think oysters and kelp garnished with salted green gooseberries, and pickled chanterelle mushrooms served with lichen and caramelized cream. For Berselius, the New Nordic Movement “reminds chefs and cooks to pay attention to where they are, to respect their heritage and at the same time push gastronomy forward.” ew ordic s influence has seeped into rural areas too. At Single Thread, a Michelin-starred restaurant in northern California’s Sonoma County, much of the intricate Japaneseinspired menu uses produce from its own farm. The Lost Kitchen, a French-inspired, seasonally opened place in the tiny Maine town of Freedom, uses local ingredients exclusively. Demand is so high that reservation requests must be made by snail mail, to be decided in a lottery. And in the far-flung aroe slands of enmark, chef oul Andrias Ziska earned a Michelin star with Koks, a restaurant focused entirely on items available on and around the islands and often using traditional preparations. The results include fermented, wind-dried lamb; mahogany clams; and sea urchin with pickled parsley stems. Above all, the New Nordic Movement has inspired cooks to care more about place. If its ideas have shown consumers anything, it’s that good food need not have traveled far.
Dishes from Aska, a Brooklyn restaurant that celebrates Scandinavian cuisine.
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The Harmonist’s feng shui-inspired elixirs can be layered to create personalized fragrances.
CUSTOM FRAGRANCES CAN SHOW OFF YOUR PERSONALITY
avid perfume wearers, finding a scent involves trial and Ferror.orsignature ragrance fans may test many
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Scenterprises perfumes are made from custom ingredients that reflect their owner.
sample vials until they discover their signature smell whether it s powdery, herbaceous, heady, or delicate and go home with a bottle. ut some prefer their smell to be so distinctive that they re willing to invest time, energy, and money in a one-of-akind fragrance. nter the custom scent, a distinctive blend crafted by a perfumer or nose and mixed especially for the wearer. “ ersonalized, customized fragrances are growing because everyone wants to reflect their individuality, says ue hillips, a fragrance expert who worked with brands such as urberry, Tiffany, and Trish c voy before founding her custom-fragrance company, centerprises, based in ew ork. erfume wearers splurge on custom scents to brand themselves and be identified by one specific aroma as a reflection of their personality and style, which hillips says she helps determine. “ ecognizing and understanding someone s olfactive personality comes from looking at the clues what colors they wear, how they dress, how expressive their gestures are, their vocabulary, hillips explains. he relies on these clues to figure out the type of fragrance a client would wear “ y mission is to create magical fragrances and experiences for people, drop by drop. While bespoke scents seem to have gained momentum, they re far from an emerging trend. ustom fragrances have been around for hundreds of years. ouse of reed began crafting perfumes for individuals in the th century, long before the company bottled scents sold at ergdorf Goodman and eiman arcus. ettina eill, vice president of
sales at The armonist, a aris-based maker of fragrances sold at several high-end stores, including arneys ew ork, says true enthusiasts are looking for a signature scent to carry them through all experiences. “They want to be identified with that scent, she says. The armonist s feng shui inspired elixirs based on the elements of fire, water, earth, wood, and metal can be layered to create a personalized fragrance. “ add atrix etal to every scent to give my aroma a modern, metallic edge, eill says. ike other custom products, the most exclusive fragrances take time, require patience, and come with an additional cost. Goest erfumes out of os Angeles creates bespoke fragrances starting at , with a lead time of one to four months. “ loris, a ondon-based perfumery since , will design a custom scent that requires three consultations with a perfumer and takes about six months, eill explains. loris charges for an eau de parfum in an engraved milliliter bottle, and that price includes five refills. or fragrance lovers who want to play with mixing notes, some shops feature a semicustom option. A sales associate will blend the notes while you wait, then you ll leave the shop with a beautiful bottle in hand. That fragrance probably won t be as rare as the custom-blended scent that can take months or even a year to develop, but it won t have such a hefty price tag, either. “ t s more of a simple blend, and it s rarely the coveted signature scent, eill explains. or ardent perfume wearers, designing personalized scent is rewarding. Thus, most are willing to wait for a fragrance that s truly bespoke. “Why wear what everyone else wears, says hillips, “when you can create your own 27
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MARIE KONDO’S 5 FAVORITE THINGS THE ORGANIZATION GURU ON THE ITEMS THAT SPARK JOY IN HER HOME BOOKS WITH PURPOSE
A TREASURE FROM CHILDHOOD
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Fear not—the KonMari Method allows for nostalgia. Kondo demonstrates that old mementos can still serve a function, sometimes when used in new ways. “ received this sewing box for hristmas when I was a little girl,” she recalls. “It’s in my bedroom—near my vanity. I now use it to store makeup, so get to experience the joy it brings me every day.”
“I have several notebooks, each for a different purpose: one for ideas, one for dreams, one for problem A NEW solving, etc.,” MUST- HAVE Kondo says. “Rose water is my “They’re located recent discovery. at the end of my It has antibookshelf in the inflammatory hallway, and I properties and carry them with the scent is subme in my purse lime,” she says. as needed.” “I keep a bottle in my bathroom and I use it primarily as a facial toner.”
arie Kondo may be petite—4 feet, 7 inches—but she packs a real punch. MThat became clear when the Japanese organization wizard’s
2011 book, The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up, became an international bestseller. Now she’s gone viral once more, thanks to Tidying Up with Marie Kondo, a T series on etflix. Her “KonMari Method” of decluttering is mercilessly precise yet oddly poetic (you keep the items—and only those— that “spark joy,” then thank the others before tossing them out). Kondo, 34, lives in Los Angeles with her husband and two daughters. Speaking through an interpreter, Kondo describes the five items in her home that, yes, spark oy. CRYSTAL CLEAR
“I admire crystals for their purification properties as well as their exquisite beauty, Kondo says. Spiritual charms, talismans, and statues often wind up tucked away in a box or drawer, but Kondo recommends making a “personal altar” of such items in a corner or on a bookshelf.
GRATITUDE FROM THE GROUND UP
“I love to wear these specific socks around the house because they keep my toes warm,” she says. And, oh yes, in case you had any doubts: “My socks are folded and rest comfortably in their designated dresser drawer.”
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SEATTLE SKYLINE SOARS THE CITY IS GETTING MORE LARGE CONDOMINIUM BUILDINGS AS CITY LIVING BOOMS
eattle is famous for its skyline, with its Space Needle one of the most S recognizable landmarks in the world.
The acific orthwest city has seen significant growth, however, and that skyline has “completely transformed, even in the last years, according to Moira E. Holley, a co-founder of Realogics Sotheby’s International Realty in Seattle. SPIRE, a new condominium tower Realogics Sotheby’s International ealty is representing, will rise stories in Belltown, between the Space Needle and downtown Seattle. It is set to bring more than 330 units to the area by December 2020. It’s just one of a number of highprofile construction pro ects, olley says. Seattle’s skyline is dotted with
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Left: KODA Condominiums at JapantownChinatown International District. Below: NEXUS will bring 389 new homes downtown.
59 construction cranes—the highest number of any U.S. city, according to the January Crane Index from construction analyst Rider Levett Bucknall. In total, it’s estimated that 27,000 housing units will be delivered in the current decade, in what’s become the fastestgrowing large city in the U.S. “The challenge with this supply is that 93% of it was purpose-built for rent and not for sale,” adds Dean Jones, President and CEO of Realogics Sotheby’s International Realty. “Home buyers are eager for a next-generation condominium product so they can own their slice of the expanding skyline.” Much of the city’s growth, no surprise, comes from Amazon.com, which is headquartered there. Other tech companies have followed suit, according to James H. Stroupe, another co-founder of Realogics Sotheby’s International Realty in Seattle. Indeed, job growth is the No. 1 driver behind Seattle’s expansion. It’s also the No. 2 and No. 3 reasons, he says. “It’s all about job growth,” Stroupe explains, rattling off a list of companies including Facebook, Google, Microsoft, and others that have a Seattle campus. Whole Foods, now under the auspices of Amazon, is also set to expand there. He notes that a lack of state income tax coupled with a livable city and relative affordability compared to the ay Area have made it a haven for tech titans to recruit and retain. Residential developments have followed. And a new wave of condos is emerging in Seattle, with more in the wings, Stroupe says. In fact, SPIRE was originally planned
as a rental development, according to Paul Menzies, CEO of Laconia Development, the company behind the project. But the pent-up demand for condos made him reconsider. Homes range from one-bedrooms in the high $600,000s to a four-bedroom on the th floor for . million. ore than 20% of the units have sold since sales began in late October. The th and st floors will be devoted to amenities, including a fitness center, dog run, and billiards bar. There are also several terraces to enjoy 360-degree views. “It’s not a $1 million view, it’s a $10 million view,” Menzies says. “And it’s enduring, given strategic tower spacing and surrounding zoning.” In addition to SPIRE, Realogics Sotheby International Realty is handling sales for several other developments, including NEXUS and Gridiron. NEXUS will bring 389 units to the center of downtown by the end of 2019. Sales started about a year ago, Holley notes, and the project is nearly sold out. Some two- and three-bedroom homes are still available, with prices from the low-$1 millions to the mid-$2 millions. Gridiron, in Pioneer Square, is a conversion project that will add 107 condos at the 115-year-old Johnson Plumbing Building. Two-bedrooms start at $882,000. Even Seattle’s most famous building, built in 1962, has gotten a makeover: The Space Needle was updated last year with a modern visitors’ center and a new addition called The Loupe, a revolving glass floor that will give visitors a top-down view of the structure, as well as the rest of Seattle’s changing skyline.
Opposite page: A deck at the Gridiron, in Pioneer Square, offers views of buildings going up around the city.
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EXPERIMENTS AMID ANTIQUITY ROME’S FONDAZIONE ALDA FENDI – ESPERIMENTI IS A HOME FOR PERFORMANCES AND ARTWORKS IN THE CITY’S OLDEST DISTRICT, OVERSEEN BY THE FENDI FAMILY’S YOUNGEST SISTER
he location is important,” says Alda Fendi, speaking about the new headquarters of her Fondazione Alda Fendi—Esperimenti. “It’s where Rome was born.” Indeed, a stone’s throw away is the bank of the Tiber, where those mythical twins Romulus and Remus—the central characters in the story of Rome’s foundation—are said to have been discovered in their basket. Archaeological evidence indicates that the city’s earliest settlements were built here, in the quarter known as Velabro, a kilometer from the series of public squares known as the Imperial Fora. Now, some very contemporary things are percolating amid these ancient sites, thanks to endi, the youngest of the five sisters who transformed a small fashion brand they inherited from their parents into a global powerhouse. After luxury-goods conglomerate LVMH acquired the Fendi brand in 2001, Alda had the wherewithal to begin realizing other goals. “ rom that moment, said will finally be able to do what I’ve dreamed about since I was young— work in art.” That same year, she established her foundation. Its primary aim was, and remains today, to break down the traditional barriers between the disciplines of art, theater, literature, music, and performance. Fendi maintains two homes in Rome—one, a minimalist apartment filled with Arte overa works, the other, a house furnished in the harles style and two in aris, one of which formerly belonged to Jean- aul artre. he also has residences on the Italian island of Capri and in New York, among others.
Alda Fendi with Michelangelo’s Crouching Boy, 1530–34, part of her foundation building’s inaugural exhibition.
and exhibitions upstairs, with artists ranging from opera singer Cecilia Bartoli and ballet dancer Roberto Bolle, to actor Vincent Gallo and musician Marilyn Manson. In collaboration with the foundation’s longtime creative director affaele uri, happenings were also staged in locations throughout the city, from the Curia (the Roman Senate House) to the Mercato del Pesce degli brei the ancient Jewish fish market . About 10 years ago, Fendi glimpsed the foundation’s present site in Velabro, and immediately realized its potential.
“It was a space that would allow us to have a global impact,” she says. The site was, in fact, three contiguous buildings, built between the 17th and 19th centuries, originally as a trading post. By then, however, the structures were on the verge of collapse. endi enlisted ritzker rize-winning, Paris-based architect Jean Nouvel to oversee the restoration, in what was his first commission in ome. hristened “ hinoceros harkening back to ancient ome and the idea of strength and unconventionality), the
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The Arch of Janus stands in front of the Fondazione Alda Fendi—Esperimenti building, flanked by a resin rhinoceros by Urs Fischer.
It was in Rome that she acquired a 19th-century palazzo, adjacent to the Foro Traiano, to base her activities. During the renovation of the groundfloor gallery, the remains of the largest basilica in ancient Rome were discovered in the basement—including pristine, intact marble floors. t was one of Rome’s most important archaeological finds in decades. Over the years that followed, Fendi financed the subterranean restoration project, even as she presented provocative, avant-garde performances
The design of The Rooms of Rome suites was overseen by Fendi and architect Jean Nouvel.
six-story, 38,000-square-foot center was inaugurated on Oct. 11th, after a decade of arduous efforts things take time in the Eternal City). A unique cultural hub, it includes gallery and performing arts spaces, a cinema, shops, a hotel called The ooms of ome, and, topping it all off, a rooftop branch of Paris’s fabled Caviar Kaspia, which includes a bi-level terrace that affords some of the city s most breathtaking views. “It’s a neighborhood under one roof,” Fendi says. “It’s a building in constant motion, and anyone can come here and become part of the experiment.” The spirit of experimentation is the heart of all her initiatives. “I want to give artists the freedom to express themselves and the public the possibility to experience it,” says the 70-something Fendi, who favors ssey iyake-pleated apparel and large statement sunglasses. The value of taking chances was
instilled in her during the four decades she worked in her family firm, where she was in charge of furs. “We constantly experimented with materials and fabrics,” she says. “We were 50 years ahead of everyone else. We made sable coats so light and so thin you could slip them into a little pouch. It really turned the whole industry upside down.” The sisters’ longtime collaboration with designer Karl Lagerfeld, whom they hired in 1965, was also inspirational, she recalls. “Flying into Rome, for example, arl would see some fields of hay, and then say to us, ‘I want it to look like that. Then we had to figure out how to do it. “Our strength was our craftsmanship,” she continues. “The rest of the industry made things mostly by machines. We did everything by hand.” When their parents handed them the reins in the 1960s, the siblings were among very few women in the indus-
try. “It was terrifying for us. It was a business run completely by men. We arrived at auctions of pelts in Russia and Canada and they hated us!” Clearly the sisters showed those men what time it was. “The important thing in life is never to do anything banal,” says Fendi, summing up her philosophy. At Rhinoceros, she plans to mount an array of contemporary art shows, including one of works produced by artists from conflict zones. The inaugural exhibition featured Renaissance treasures, notably Michelangelo’s masterpiece Crouching Boy, 1530–34. The marble sculpture is from the State Hermitage Museum in St. Petersburg, and is part of a remarkable three-year-long loan program between the museum and the ondazione Alda endi sperimenti. Throughout the building, 14 architectural drawings by Michelangelo are also on display. The chance to view them at any hour is one of the treats afforded to guests of the -suite The Rooms of Rome. Although management of the hotel is overseen independently by panish entrepreneur ike arasola, Nouvel and Fendi oversaw all details of the rooms’ unique designs. In front of the building is the 5thcentury Arch of Janus. Fendi commissioned the cinematographer and lighting designer ittorio toraro a three-time Oscar winner for pictures including The Last Emperor) to create a permanent illumination scheme for the arch, in front of which she has installed a life-sized resin sculpture of a rhinoceros by Swiss artist Urs Fischer. t certainly feels like sparks are coming out of Velabro now. “The financial crisis has slowed ome down, like the rest of urope, Fendi says. “But big ideas and culture can restart it from right here. When culture is missing, there is no democracy. Free expression is critical. It helps us rediscover our souls.” James Reginato is writer-at-large at Vanity Fair and author of Great Houses, Modern Aristocrats (Rizzoli).
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THE RADIANCE OF RUBIES SYMBOLIZING EVERYTHING FROM REGAL POWER TO EXOTIC BEAUTY, RUBIES ARE EVOCATIVE IN A WAY NO OTHER COLORED GEM CAN MATCH
noisseurship. The ruby has become the most sought-after colored gemstone at a time when color dominates the market and rarity drives it. What makes the ruby so exceptional is not only the limited supply of unheated specimens, but also the stone’s associations with regal splendor and its blazing color: that of passion, and of luck in Asia. This spring particularly, after vibrant color raged at Paris Couture, and as a contemporary classicism shapes high jewelry collections, the majestic ruby is again ready to radiate. For centuries, the most desirable rubies of extraordinary hue have come from the heritage mines of Mogok, in Myanmar, the world’s main source of rubies. Enveloped in myth and mystique, legend imbued the ruby with supernatural properties, linked to peace, power, leadership, and invincibility. Burmese warriors wore them into battle, sometimes embedded in the skin. 36
The biggest stones were the prerogative of the ruler, yet rubies were traded along the Silk Road, and later by merchant-adventurers such as Tavernier and Edwin Streeter, to take their place in noble collections, including those of Catherine the Great, Empress Joséphine, Queen Victoria, and Empress Eugénie. In the 20th century, the ruby was a statement of seductive femininity, and a badge of honor for socialites such as Mona Bismarck and the Duchess of Windsor, and Hollywood royalty Marlene Dietrich and Elizabeth Taylor. In the 1930s and 1940s, the heyday of Burmese rubies, Parisian master jewelers lavished their designs with the stones. The ruby was, by all accounts, Jacques Arpels’ favorite gem. And it is the favorite too of David Bennett, Sotheby’s worldwide chairman, jewelry. He has sold the most important rubies of modern times, namely the Roxburghe necklace in , the Graff ruby in November 2014, which at 8.62 carats fetched nearly $1 million per carat, and then the following year, the superlative
25.59-carat Sunrise ruby, which set a world record of just over $30 million. Instability in Myanmar, coupled with Western sanctions, meant that rubies from the area were inaccessible and unavailable for a period, and until recently, Thailand and Cambodia were the main sources. The lifting of sanctions, together with the discovery of rubies of fine quality and color in Mozambique, has rekindled the desire for these jewels. Today, Bennett rea rms his belief that “a top-quality, unheated gem ruby of more than 10 carats is the holy grail of colored stones.” It’s clear that the almost indescribable, emotive beauty of the perfect ruby color generates a primitive, visceral response.
A Burmese no-heat ruby and diamond ring, weighing approximately 6.50 carats, alongside a pair of ruby and diamond earclips made by Trabert & Hoeffer–Mauboussin.
Vivienne Becker is a jewelry historian and a contributing editor of the Financial Times’ How to Spend It. Magnificent Jewels and Fine Jewels will be on view at Sotheby’s in New York from April 12–16. Auctions: April 17 & 18. Enquiries: +1 212 606 7392.
he ancient king of gems is once again enjoying a sensational rise T to power thanks to today’s cult of con-
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SPLENDOR IN THE GRASS IF YOUR HOME IS YOUR CASTLE, THEN YOUR GARDEN IS YOUR ESTATE, AND LANDSCAPING HAS BECOME AS VALUED AS INTERIOR DESIGN By Iyna Bort Caruso
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“Everything vibrates in harmony,” says designer Juan Pablo Molyneux of this majestic Spanish Colonial-style villa perched on a bluff overlooking the Pacific in Pebble Beach. Molyneux’s renovation has transformed the 1920s-built home into a masterpiece, with a grand salon and dining room, an ocean-view library and six bedrooms, all displaying gracious proportions and one-of-a-kind decorative details. Tall shade trees, emerald grass, and meandering pathways contribute to the idyllic feel of the courtyard gardens, where archways are accented by handpainted tilework by Atelier Prométhée. Sothebysrealty.com
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eautiful gardens are a border-blurring tapestry of strategic design, strong silhouettes, and thoughtful palettes. They elevate the architecture of a home as much as they enhance the lifestyle of its residents. “When well executed, a fine house rests seamlessly within its setting,” says David Ashmore of Ireland Sotheby’s International Realty. Professional landscaping services in the U.S. alone is a multibillion-dollar industry. From backyards to balconies, and from classic gardens to modern vertical ones, these spaces allow homeowners to outwardly personalize their surroundings. According to the 2018 Remodeling Impact Report from the National Association of Realtors, landscape enhancements and upgrades rank high on the “joy score” of homeownership. That joy is universal—English, French, Italian, Persian, Japanese gardens, there’s hardly a region or culture that doesn’t have an idealized interpretation of nature. In the Irish village of Grangecon, about 30 miles south of Dublin, a historic Tudor residence and equestrian farm is set among 256 acres of rolling hills and ancient trees. Flowering gardens, hidden green pathways, and classic hedgerows create a magnificent rural retreat, and Ashmore says they add a “majestic provenance and history” to the estate, the effect of which is “magical. Just as there are trends in architecture, landscape design is also influenced by other cultural changes. odern gardens are more inviting and involving, with a focus on the way form and function play into the outdoor experience. “Creating distinct green ‘rooms’ allows homeowners to travel through their gardens,” says David Bennett, landscape architect and founder of Bennett Design & Landscape in Atlanta. “One area might serve as a quiet sanctuary for relaxation, while another is for entertaining.” Current trends call for whimsically colored and intricately patterned plants. Some designs embrace a sculptural approach, complemented with ornamental grasses for texture and movement. Traditionalists love the time-honored aesthetic of formal gardens with their balance, symmetry, and strong architectural composition. Cottage gardens are classic in a more informal way, with bursts of color within an intentionally haphazard look. Gardens not only paint a picture, they form a narrative— “an intrepid story often told by the adaptations and additions by various owners over time,” Ashmore says. Iyna Bort Caruso is a New York-based journalist.
In a landmark Seattle neighborhood of elegant mansions, the privately gated WillowDon Estate takes in 174 feet of waterfront along Lake Washington’s prized shores, has covered parking for seven cars, and enjoys cutting-edge technological systems and almost two acres of gardens designed by the Olmsted Brothers, who figure prominently in Seattle’s horticultural history. $7,850,000
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This is one of the great estates in County Wicklow and lies just 32 miles from Dublin’s city center. With a colorful history and equestrian provenance, the estate features a charming Tudor residence surrounded by picturesque grounds and thriving gardens. €15,000,000
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This property in exclusive Birnam Wood— Montecito’s only gated residential golfcourse community—is ideal for stylish living and entertaining. It features a formal living room, a dining solarium, an airy open-plan great room and kitchen, and three spacious, serene bedrooms. A veranda overlooks the gardens, which include roses and other flowering plants, herbs, manicured hedges, a fountain, verdant lawn, and a pool. Beyond a privacy hedge with a decorative iron gate, a fairway beckons. $4,395,000
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Casa Corazón is a majestic beachfront villa with a unique style that combines nature and luxury. Architect Miguel Quintana Pali designed the property with wide walls and open spaces but also infused it with details throughout, such as solid wood beams and impressive palapas. The beautiful interior garden of orchids adds vivid color and tranquility to this magnificent residence. $11,750,000
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HISTORIC ROOTS, MODERN STYLE A VIRGINIA ESTATE IS TRANSFORMED INTO A CONTEMPORARY CLASSIC By Iyna Bort Caruso
Gallison Hall in Charlottesville, Va., is such a classic. The sprawling Georgian Revival estate has been called one of Virginia’s most important country homes of the 20th century, backed up by its listing on both the state’s landmark register as well as the National Register of Historic Places. Gallison Hall, built in 1933, is grand but comfortable, the kind of place people can immediately envision themselves in: reading by the fire, hosting a dinner party, relaxing on the sofa. “The living space is functional and the flow of the house is just easy,” says Ann Hay Hardy of Frank Hardy Sotheby’s International Realty in Charlottesville. Gallison Hall is on the largest lot in Charlottesville’s most exclusive community, Farmington. The residence is set on 43 park-like acres with views of the Blue Ridge Mountains. The University of Virginia and downtown Charlottesville are minutes away. “Nothing compares to the feel of a country estate with so many amenities at your doorstep,” Hardy says. Everything about Gallison Hall tells a story. A wine cellar, home theater, and indoor pool pavilion proclaim a tradition of entertaining on a grand scale. Indoor tennis courts and a croquet field beckon as a place to play. A library and English-style gardens tell of quiet contemplation and country life. The original owners and visionaries behind the home were Julio and Evelyn Galban. The couple spent years visiting colonial-era plantations, great houses, and mansions for inspiration, incorporating architectural details such as stacked chimneys, a marble entrance hall, and arched niches. They even referenced the 18th-century staircase design of Gadsby’s Tavern in Alexandria, Va. The tavern was a favorite haunt of George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, and John Adams. The Galbans hired prominent and prolific architect Stanhope Johnson, celebrated for his luxuriously detailed 42
buildings throughout the South. They also hired an equally celebrated landscape architect, Charles Gillette, whose fusion of formal 17th-century gardens with more natural 18th-century gardens produced an elegant regional style called the Virginia Garden. Energy executive James Francis Scott purchased the property in 1992, added a pool pavilion and filled the home with art, antiques, and furnishings. A year after his death in 2017, Scott’s collection was sold at a Sotheby’s auction in New York. It included vintage arcade games, ancient Egyptian funerary masks, and signed letters from Thomas Jefferson. Today, the furnishings are gone and Gallison Hall has been transformed. “Eclectic with a modern twist” is how Charlottesville-based interior designer Wendi Smith describes it. The approach to Gallison Hall passes through stately wrought-iron gates, up a long tree-lined approach. “But when you walk into the home, you instantly realize anyone could live here,” Smith says. The formality fades away. “You immediately feel comfortable.” The home’s large rooms feel warmer and cozier, brighter and light-filled. “There’s not one room you’re afraid to sit down in,” Smith says. Opulent yet intimate. Bucolic yet in the heart of it all. “There is nothing like this on the market in Charlottesville,” says Hardy. “It’s really a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity.”
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Interior: 12,728 square feet Property size: 43 acres Bedrooms: 6 Bathrooms: 7 full, 3 half Amenities: Elevator, 5+ car garage, 5 fireplaces, indoor tennis and racquetball courts, indoor pool pavilion, private apartments, log-cabin playhouse $14,495,000
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lassic homes never go out of favor. They stand the test of time—and they defy time, allowing owners the privilege C of stewarding the home through its next iteration.
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Nightlife in Rio: Where to Eat and Drink From a booming nightclub to a down -to - earth bar, where to party in the brazilian city
Carioca da Gema
Go to this nightclub, built inside a former mansion, for some old Rio vibes and impressive samba bands. It is located in the always-hopping Lapa neighborhood, a formerly rundown area transformed into a lively nightlife hub. Paving the way for the influx of clubs and bars, Carioca de Gema was one of the first to open there, in 2000. That it continues to flourish today in the face of lots of competition is a true testament. Armazém São Thiago
Set in a 1920s-style warehouse, this institution of a bar (founded circa 1919) features some mean caipirinhas, Brazil’s national cocktail of cachaça, sugar, and lime. Considered a botequo, a neighborhood bar, it is in Santa Teresa, Rio’s bohemian neighborhood. Their cold chopp, or draft beer, goes a long way in combating that infamous Rio heat.
Rio Scenarium Pavilhão da Cultura
This multilevel dance club, featuring live bands playing various kinds of Brazilian music, from samba to forró to sertanejo, might be the king of high-energy nightlife in Rio. Housed in an old-fashioned mansion in Rio’s historic center—with stone floors, giant columns, chandeliers, and lots of strange antiques and knick-knacks adorning the walls—there is no lack of character at Scenarium. Get there early for a table and a meal. Patrons can easily spend their whole night here (and much of the morning as well). Coordenadas Bar
For something more low-key, check out this partially open-air spot in Botafogo, a hipster area known for quirky drinking holes. Featuring a sprawling wooden table between walls of ancient-looking
brick and very high ceilings, and partial to chill indie tunes, Coordenadas is a place for boisterous conversation over well-crafted snacks. Make sure to sample the home-brewed beer. Churrascaria Majorica
A long night on the town is best attempted with a full stomach. This can be accomplished easily at this legendary steakhouse in Zona Sul— a wood-walled, warmly lit, homey place that isn’t afraid to stay up late. For half a century, Churrascaria has been grilling some of the city’s best beef, served simply, usually just with salt, to accentuate the natural taste of the high-quality meat. The restaurant is often full, so reservations are recommended—as are its superb caipirinha cocktails.
Live bands give dance club Scenarium a high-energy vibe.
Founded by three Frenchmen, what makes this down-to-earth, open-tothe-street bar unique is its commitment to employing only Brazilian ingredients and products. That means Brazilian wines, Brazilian ham, Brazilian cheeses, etc., offering a deliciously European take on Brazilian cuisine. It seems fitting for a city like Rio, given how much it has been shaped by foreign forces. An extra bonus is its location: right near the plaza in Ipanema, a bustling beachside neighborhood known for its hippie vibe, art galleries, and cafes.
hile the world knows Rio de Janeiro—Brazil’s second-largest city and Instagram darling—simply as Rio, Brazilians prefer another name: Cidade Maravilhosa, the Marvelous City. Indeed, this city of over six million people sparkles with unmatched marvels. From picturesque beaches to steep green peaks and rounded verdant isles, all under the gaze of that iconic and sacred white-stone statue of Christ the Redeemer on Corcovado mountain, there is never a dull scene. But though it shines in sunlight, it pulses under the moon. From warehouse-size nightclubs to underground samba shows to dive bars overflowing with cachaça, a Brazilian rum, there is no dearth of nighttime bustle in the Marvelous City. “The easy-going way of life is what makes the culture of Rio nightlife,” says Marcello Romero of Bossa Nova Sotheby's International Realty. “The pubs and restaurants on the boardwalk overlooking the ocean are always very lively and great places to be.” One just needs to know where to look.
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GET INSPIRED BY THE BEAUTY AND LAID - BACK LIFESTYLE OF SOUTH FLORIDA
iami interiors have a look and feel that you just know when you see. M The aesthetic takes its cue from the
climate and from nature. A pale palette with sleek flooring and finishes tempers the tropical weather, while touches of ocean, sand, and sky reflected in hues of pastel peach, seafoam blue, and beige bring the outside in. Clients come because they crave the water and the warmth, says Jacqueline Gonzalez Touzet, principal of Touzet tudio, an interior design and architecture firm in iami. “ ecause our senses are stimulated constantly, it’s key that interiors are a bit calm and serene.” “The look is chic, inviting and peaceful, says ayi de a ega, president of One Sotheby’s International Realty in iami. “ ou can achieve it with whiteon-white, neutral colors, and even incorporate wood and greenery, de a ega says, noting that texture plays an important role in fabrics, pillows, or rugs. The classic iami aesthetic is timeless because “it is fresh, inviting, and creates good energy and vibes. Joseph . ava, owner of ava esign
Group in outh lorida, describes iami style as “crisp and clean, like a white linen shirt, as well as bold and colorful like a avalli print, noting that the look is easy to live with. “We en oy a relaxed living environment, and the homes in iami reflect that design aesthetic, Fava says. And the beauty of this vibe is that you don t need to live in iami to pull it off. LET THE LIGHT SHINE
“ atural lighting is key, and is the true essence of iami living first and foremost,” says Ruby Ramirez, principal of Antrobus + Ramirez, an international design studio based in iami. amirez designs around the views and allows as much natural light as possible. Think floor-to-ceiling windows and glass panels. “Accentuate the views as much as possible, says ran ois Guglielmina, co-founder of TOGU Architecture, with o ces in iami and rance. “ elation must be created between the interior and exterior spaces. “ se the light and filter it where necessary with persianas, blinds, or shades
CREATING MIAMI STYLE— ANYWHERE
Left: A space with large windows designed by TOGU Architecture. Below: A Ruby Ramirezdesigned space.
people really crave to express themselves even in their furniture,” Gonzalez Touzet says. onsole tables or coffee tables made of stone, wood, or metal have become statement pieces. “The furniture and design style is contemporary, with large and comfortable sofas that can be fused with Art Deco and 20th-century art pieces, sculptures, and accessories,” Guglielmina says.
Top: Kris Tamburello; middle: Sabal Development; bottom: Kris Tamburello
ADD STATEMENT ARTWORK
“Bold art is the perfect way to complete the Miami vibe, and large canvases work well in the expansive spaces that are typically found in Miami,” Fava says. For example, he loves the bold colors of works by Ashley Longshore. According to Gonzalez Touzet, artwork is a key to making the interior unique and personal, and it’s also a way to bring color and texture to a space. “A signature piece is important; it becomes the anchor for the room,” she says. “When architecture, light, and art work together, the results are even more powerful.”
that come down when needed, coupled with breezy or woven shears,” Gonzalez Touzet says. She also recommends avoiding glaring lighting and instead going for mood and task lighting, as well as hidden wall illumination. “Ambient lighting creates the ‘nighttime’ character, which lends itself to the other persona that Miami embodies,” Ramirez says.
FOCUS ON FLOORING TEXTURIZE A CLEAN PALETTE
The highly polished look of the 1980s and ’90s has given way to more warmth and texture, Ramirez says. But light-colored walls, flooring, furniture, and fabrics are still hallmarks of Miami design. “I use textures such as boucles and wovens in whites, creams, and sands as the foundation of our palettes, and then infuse color in accents and art,” Fava says. He also works with colors reminiscent of the sea, such as cobalt, mint, and turquoise, as well as coral and blush. INFUSE A MODERN TOUCH
“Dissolving the boundary between art and furniture is something we see often;
Middle: A wide open space from TOGU Architecture. Bottom: A modern space from Ruby Ramirez.
Most Miami interiors have lighter-hued floors, although midtones are also common. “ uper-dark wood floors don’t age as well in our sunlight and wear more visibly,” Gonzalez Touzet notes. “Terrazzo is a great way to achieve a light floor that s sleek it is easier to maintain and has more texture than super-white marble flooring. Many of Fava’s clients choose a porcelain floor because it s maintenancefree. “Porcelain comes in many colors, from whites to soft grays to taupes and beiges—the perfect complement to the steel-and-glass structures that define iami architecture and decor, he adds. 47
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ARCHITECTURE WITH A PERSONAL TOUCH SHOHEI SHIGEMATSU ON HIS INSPIRATION AND HIS WORK
is designing a number of luxury high-rise towers in an rancisco, ew ork, and iami, as well as a mixed-use complex in anta onica, alif. higematsu, , is also a design critic at the arvard Graduate chool of esign. We caught up with him to discuss his inspirations, the uniqueness of Japanese architecture, and more. Who are some of your most important influences?
used to watch a lot of films as a child. tanley ubrick s movies were a big inspiration. wanted to be a film director, but that never quite happened. also have always been fascinated by the old architecture and culture of Japan. lived in Japan until was , and then moved to oston. y father was at the assachusetts nstitute of Technology, and it was really the first time saw Western architecture. There is some great architecture there, and those buildings really influenced my decision to become an architect. How would you define your style?
always say that m a big stylist that s my style. believe in the specificity of architecture, that it should be specific to its location, its function, and the weather and the climate. Architecture should change as those things change. don t have a set style, but have a style of thinking. That said, like to have a personal touch to my architecture.
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What are some of the trends youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re seeing in urban residential towers?
ince oining the ce of etropolitan Architects founded by em Soolhaas in , hohei higematsu
has designed cultural venues including the uebec ational eaux Arts useum and the aena Arts enter in iami each. He has also worked on collaborations with artists such as hina s ai Guo iang, arina Abramovic, and anye West. The Japan-born higematsu, who became a partner in and has led the A o ce in ew ork since ,
ore and more, people want to have a personal connection to the places where they live. They want to fit into the narrative. eople are accepting smaller living spaces in urban areas in return for better amenities. see a lot of people in the younger generation who are having doubts about whether to live as a young professional in high-density urban areas like ew ork and an rancisco. They worry about their quality of life. ublic amenities in these residential buildings are becoming richer, and more exuberant and diverse. ut worry that they can take away incentive for people to go outside and interact with the city. What are some of the ways that you humanize big buildings and make them appealing to individual residents and users?
t is important to create as many points as possible that allow people to have contact with the outside, even in a cold climate. t gives them a sense of personal space and a place for contemplating, a place to refresh. like to use outside spaces that were once considered unusable, such as rooftops. 49
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GEORGETOWN: WASHINGTON’S EXCLUSIVE, HISTORIC NEIGHBORHOOD A LOOK INSIDE THIS FAMOUS AREA IN THE U.S. CAPITAL
eorgetown, the exclusive enclave on the Potomac River in the northwest G quadrant of Washington, . ., is defined
by its charming cobblestone streets and its predominantly Federal-style architecture. Founded in the 1750s during the reign of Britain’s King George II, it retains a great sense of the past due to its preservation laws. “People love Georgetown because of the historic character of the architecture,” says Russell Firestone, senior vice president of TTR Sotheby’s International Realty. “It’s also a walkable neighborhood. That is a key element of why buyers choose Georgetown. You can walk out your front door to a coffee shop, a grocery store, or a restaurant. It’s also a short walk
along the Potomac River to the Kennedy Center to attend events.” Georgetown’s two sections, East Village and West Village, are divided by Wisconsin Avenue, which along with M Street forms the commercial corridors in the neighborhood. RESIDENCES WITH A PAST
Georgetown real estate, which is synonymous with tony townhouses, offers a variety of single-family residences that span the 1760s to the 1960s. Time virtually stopped at that point because the neighborhood became a historic district with strict restrictions on exterior architectural alterations. “That’s why it has the character and style of an old city,” Firestone says. “You are
allowed to create contemporary interiors, but additions can be complicated.” Georgetown residences have a broad price range depending on size, bedroom count, and finishes. Typically, buyers will spend $1 million to $2 million for a three-bedroom house without parking. Townhouses with parking are typically $3 million and higher, depending on the finishes and lot size. “Only 20% of the properties have parking,” Firestone says. “There are even fewer that have garages. Those with parking spaces have the largest equity growth.” The record price was set in 2011, when the Evermay mansion, a two-century-old, 12,000-square-foot Federal manor house set on 3.5 acres,
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sold for $22 million. The neighborhood’s few condo and apartment complexes are later additions that were converted from warehouses or industrial buildings but maintain much of the style of the original architecture. The Papermill Condos, completed in 1978, has 26 units, and the Flour Mill Condos, which opened in 1985, has 59 residences. Prices for two-bedroom homes in these buildings, Firestone says, are $500,000 to $700,000. According to Firestone, the 70 luxury condos at 3303 Water St., which opened in 2004, are $1.6 million to $8 million, and the residences at the Ritz-Carlton boutique hotel range from $2 million to $7 million. “It’s a relatively small, stable
neighborhood,” he says. “It didn’t lose its value in the recession of 2008-10; it only flattened and rose not too long afterward. Consistently, it has more transactions north of $1 million than the rest of the city.” WHAT MAKES IT UNIQUE
Georgetown, which is built on the shoreline and hills overlooking the Potomac River, is home to a plethora of recently renovated parks. On the west side, there’s Volta Park (opened in 1769); on the east side are Rose Park (opened in 1918) and Rock Creek Park (opened in 1890). “The houses are built around the parks,” Firestone says. “You can see them outside your front door. It reminds me of Chelsea in London.”
The Chesapeake & Ohio Canal, which locals call the C&O, is a National Historical Park. “You can run and ride bikes for miles,” Firestone says. Other outdoor attractions include Fletcher’s Boathouse, where the annual shad run in April is a major event for fishermen. or more than a century, generations of residents have plied the Potomac in Fletcher’s signature red rowboats. The neighborhood, home to Georgetown University, also has a number of schools, including Washington International, a prekindergarten through high school language-immersion school; Little Folks, a preschool; and Holy Trinity, for students in prekindergarten through eighth grade.
This three-bedroom Georgetown townhouse has its very own garage.
A rendering of the Jeddah Towerâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s entryway.
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ENGINEERING THE WORLD’S TALLEST BUILDING
Adrian Smith + Gordon Gill Architecture/Jeddah Economic Company
ROBERT SINN ON DESIGNING THE 1,000 - METER JEDDAH TOWER WITH WIND LOADS AND WIND SPEEDS IN MIND
The Jeddah Tower will soar above the Saudi Arabian city.
n this era of megatall skyscraper construction around the world, Jeddah Tower is the first that aims to exceed the Ipreviously undreamed-of one-kilometer threshold.
When it is completed in 2020, the 1,000-meter tower in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia, designed by architect Adrian Smith, will become the world’s tallest building, easily eclipsing Burj Khalifa, the 830-meter-tall Dubai skyscraper, also designed by Smith. Jeddah Tower, previously known as Kingdom Tower, will be the signature tower that welcomes pilgrims to Jeddah, the gateway to ecca and edina. t will also be the mixed-use centerpiece and first phase of Jeddah conomic ity. At , square meters, Jeddah Tower will house o ce space on the bottom, topped by an opulent hotel, serviced apartments, and luxury condominiums. A circular observation deck, the tallest in the world, will protrude from one of the top levels. The building will have 56 elevators, and the top third of the three-legged concrete structure will be a hollow spire. ach of the tower s three tapering sides will feature a series of notches that create shadow, serving as shields from the sun and providing outdoor terraces with stunning views. Along with mith, who is the founder of hicago-based Adrian Smith + Gordon Gill Architecture, the other key player in the design and implementation of this momentous construction project has been principal engineer Robert Sinn. inn, who is based in the hicago o ce of structural engineering firm Thornton Tomasetti, came on board in to work with Smith on the design competition they later won. “We had to make several adjustments as we went along,” inn says. “ ortunately, Adrian is the most experienced designer of supertall buildings.” “From the bottom of the foundation all the way up to the top of the tower, everything was a challenge,” Sinn says. The taller the building, the more wind is an issue, Sinn explains. “Wind drives a lot of decisions on tall buildings. The taller they get, the wind-induced forces go up dramatically.” “On average, we will see 75-miles-per-hour gusts monthly at the top of the tower, with -miles-per-hour gusts on average at least once on an annual basis,” he says. The best way to counteract gravity—and keep the supertall structure upright—is to use the weight of the building itself to counteract the effects of high wind loads. And that called for lots of heavy concrete in the design and implied construction of the tower. Using steel instead of concrete would have been impractical, Sinn says. “Generally speaking, steel wouldn’t have weighed enough to sustain the extreme height of the building. oncrete weighs far more than steel, and it helps to fight the overturning effect of wind on the building s foundation. oncrete also helps to control the motion of the building the swaying movement that people feel inside the tower on windy days, he explains. Sinn promises that building motion on the topmost occupied floor, the th, will be fine. “ ecause of the shape of the building and the structure of the building, it will be very, very comfortable for the occupants up there—very, very calm.” 53
Panerai's PAM00983 Submersible Chrono Guillaume NÃ©ry Edition 47MM is limited to 15 pieces.
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Montblanc’s 1858 Geosphere.
LIMITED - EDITION WATCHES FOR EXPLORING THE EARTH, AIR, AND SEA atch brands have long created special limited editions to genW erate excitement and desire among an
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Below: IWC’s Pilot Watch Timezoner Spitfire Edition “The Longest Flight.”
enthusiast community that craves rarity and exclusivity. They often commemorate brand or collection milestones, partnerships, and, sometimes, incorporate unusual materials. As the popularity of rugged sport watches shows no sign of waning, three new limited-edition models touch all the bases, from the world’s highest peaks to the deep blue sea. Montblanc’s 1858 collection is a tribute to the heritage of Minerva (acquired by Montblanc in 2006), which produced complicated mechanical watches for military use and exploration in the 1920s and ’30s. Montblanc’s 1858 Geosphere, which debuted last year, is dedicated to climbing’s greatest test, the Seven Summit challenge, in which climbers attempt to scale the highest peaks on all seven continents. This year, the brand outfitted the Geosphere with a 42mm bronze case complemented by a handsome khaki dial and matching NATO fabric strap to underscore that vintage, outdoorsy vibe. This limited edition (only 1,858 pieces will be made) costs US$6,300 and features a second time zone at 9 o’clock, in addition to a novel worldtime function with two rotating hemispheres of the earth and a 24-hour scale plus day/night indicator. This year, IWC devoted its resources to expanding its popular pilot watch range with 14 new models spanning its Top Gun, e etit rince, and pitfire collections, including several limited editions. With just 250 pieces, the
Pilot’s Watch Timezoner Spitfire Edition “The Longest Flight” , marks a first for the brand by combining its patented Timezoner world-time mechanism with an in-house automatic movement. Developed for pilots Steve Boultbee Brooks and Matt Jones, who will take off for a round-the-world flight in a vintage pitfire this summer, the special model evokes the plane’s cockpit with its stainless-steel case, black dial, and military-green textile strap. Meanwhile, Panerai took the plunge this year with a collection of Submersible dive watches, including a number of limited editions. One piece even pairs your purchase with a chance to dive with French free-diving champion and Panerai ambassador Guillaume Néry, who reached a depth of 126 meters on a single breath to clinch the world record. Targeted to serious divers, the Submersible Chrono Guillaume Néry Edition PAM00982 (US$19,400) is limited to 500 pieces and has a hefty 47mm brushed titanium case, complete with a unidirectional rotating bezel and extreme water resistance down to 30 bar, or about 300 meters. The bold design stands out with blue accents, including a ceramic inset bezel, against a textured gray dial evocative of sharkskin. The in-house Panerai P.9100 calibre features a flyback function and a special device that zeroes the second hand for precise synchronization with a reference signal. And if you have US$40,000 to invest in a second version, limited to 15 pieces with a slick black Titanium DLC case and Moorea Blue gradient dial, you’ll be heading to French Polynesia for a memorable diving experience with Néry. 55
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HOW AND WHY THE LIQUEUR IS POPPING UP IN COCKTAILS, AND ALL OVER UPSCALE BARS 56
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AMAROâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;S HIPNESS SOARS
Fernet is often enjoyed as a digestif.
maro, an herbal, bittersweet Italian liqueur, finds its origins in medieval A health care. bsessed with the restor-
ative powers of alchemy and natural botanicals, medieval monks and friars in abbeys across taly often experimented with mixing and matching liquor and wine with herbs. The monks stuck mostly to ingredients that could be found nearby, ensuring that over the centuries different amari the plural form of the drink began taking on regional peculiarities. itter orange in icily. hubarb in Alto Adige. Artichoke in ilan. The backwoods elixir was used to aid digestion and stimulate the appetite. ecause sugar was a high-priced commodity, most varieties were quite bitter. t wasn t until the th century that amari began to edge into commercial production. ome of the bigger brands today were formed around this time: ernet- ranca , Amaro ucano , and ampari . ow, two centuries later, amaro is having its moment. rom ondon to Tokyo, mixologists are employing amari in their cocktails and in-the-know consumers are ordering the stuff after dinner. WHAT IS IT?
Amaro, which means “bitter” in Italian, consists of an herb or botanical distilled in a neutral liquor or wine. The more well-known players are ampari, a bright citrus infusion often used in cocktails such as the egroni gin, ampari, sweet red vermouth , and ernet, some mixture of myrrh, rhubarb, chamomile, cardamom, aloe, and saffron in a grapebased spirit, often served as a digestif. ut there are many others, ranging from lighter-tasting varieties ontenegro, onino, and ecchio Amaro del apo to sugary Averna, eletti, amazzotti or piney r ulio to bold and smoky ucca abarbaro, fumato abarbaro . rices per bottle range from or so to hundreds of dollars for the vintage stuff. Fernet-Branca
“The craft cocktail craze has really brought some beautiful spirits to the forefront of people s minds, says ichael Johns, bar manager at aple Ash in hicago. “ see people ordering Aperol spritz to start quite often now. tephen urpinsky, head bartender at roof, a cocktail bar in an iego, attributes much of amaro s popularity to the palate-expanding consequences of America s culinary revival over the past decade, as well as its craft-beer craze. Whereas the American palate used to stick mostly to sugar or salt, “people are en oying more bitter things now, urpinsky says. After all, it isn t that big of a transition from a hoppy A to a bitter ernet. owadays, he adds, “Any good-quality cocktail bar should have to different amari in stock. aximiliano all e alletta, head bartender at ontreal s rasserie es nfants Terribles, has also seen an uptick in amari orders. ost customers, he says, consume it in cocktails rather than taking it neat as he likes it, with a twist of orange and mint leaf. aised with an talian father, he recalls the family dinner ritual when, each unday, after eating, all at the table would take a shot of amaro “to celebrate life. t is popular nowadays, he adds, for bartenders to substitute amaro for vermouth. “Any decent cocktail bar now has its own amaro twist that is worth checking out. wapping in amaro for traditionally used liquors is something of a trend. At roof, urpinsky likes substituting ontenegro amaro for rum in coladas. “ t completely changes cocktails, he says. “ ven ust swapping out different amari. e also makes a mean itter Giuseppe, equal parts ynar amaro and sweet vermouth with a hint of lemon and salt. e adds, “ t s rad to see more people come to the bar and say, ey, make me something with ynar, or, What s that amaro haven t had that one yet. 57
A BETTER BREAD CUSTOMERS ARE LOOKING FOR ARTISANAL LOAVES, AND CHICAGO CHEF GREG WADE IS THERE TO HELP
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For Publican’s Greg Wade, bread making is slow, methodical, and precise.
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hen Greg Wade was in culinary school, he didn’t take baking classes. Instead, he studied in the trenches where W chefs more typically toil: the savory program. But plying dough
Above: Publican’s fruit and nut bread.
with his hands ended up being his true calling. “It’s a tactile, sensory experience,” says Wade, a James eard oundation finalist for utstanding aker in and . “ or me, baking became this ritual of growing with your product. It’s something a lot of chefs are intimidated by. It’s alive. t s scientific. Wade, , isn t making bread in a commercial bakery. e is the head baker at Publican Quality Bread in Chicago, where artisanal bread rules. The bakery opened nearly seven years ago and provides loaves to about hicago-area restaurants, in addition to the other restaurants in its hospitality group, including Avec, Publican Quality Meats, and Blackbird. The bakery makes around different types of bread on average, including ciabatta, country sourdough, baguette, and dark rye. Artisanal breads are the next item you’ll be seeing more of in the increasingly popular farm-to-table and organics-driven food movement. “There’s a shift in our culture to wanting to know where our food is from and how it’s produced,” Wade says. “Artisan bread is a good example of that. When you go to a grocery store and you see the bagged breads, it’s all machines that made that. The artwork and the transparency and the integrity is something that people are looking for.” Artisanal bread baking is based on a few principles, the most important being the use of natural leaveners instead of commercial yeast as well as ancient and whole grains instead of cultivated wheat. Making bread this way is slower, methodical, more precise and distinctly in tune with nature. Bakers use wild yeasts and often a sourdough starter, sometimes referred to as a “mother,” to naturally ferment and encourage dough to rise. These processes result in complex, deeply flavorful loaves with dark,
crunchy crusts and an irregular-looking crumb (holes are symbols of natural fermentation). The long fermentation, yeast, and bacteria produce bread with more “character, depth of flavor, and lasting taste and aroma,” Wade says. Crucial to the success of the business, and even to the deliciousness of the bread, he says, is working closely with farmers. The bakery buys the majority of its grains from Spence Farm, an eighth-generation family farm in Illinois that focuses on heirloom and native crops. “We believe soil health leads to plant health, and better quality and tastier crops. And that carries through all the way to us serving it,” Wade says. And yes, one can make artisan bread at home. First, you need to acquire a sourdough starter or make your own. (And you can choose to use it all, or keep it alive; Publican’s starter is over years old Wade suggests baking the dough in a large cast-iron pan if you don t have a hearth and open flame. “Put the pot with the lid in the oven, preheat it to degrees ahrenheit with the pot inside so it gets hot. When ready to bake, score your bread, drop it in the pot and bake it for minutes with the lid on, then about another minutes with the lid off or until the desired crust color is achieved. When done baking, remove from the pot onto a cooling rack, then cool as normal.” As for the future of artisan bread making, it is more emphasis on local whole grains, according to Wade. “It’s how to make better bread,” he says. And in terms of new types of loaves to look for, Wade thinks the artisan way will become widespread “across the board.” “Burger buns, brioche, hearth breads that are baked in a hearth oven on stone. ard crusty breads like boule, miche, batard,” he says. “You’ll start seeing enriched doughs for whole-grain pastry. 59
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hen Tuscany comes to mind, we might imagine Chianti’s lush, rippling fields, lorence s abundance of talian W Renaissance art, and perhaps even the 2003 romance-drama
SEE THIS PART OF ITALY THROUGH SALVATORE FERRAGAMO’S EYES
Under the Tuscan Sun. ut this region in central taly, beloved for its quaint villages, rugged coastline, and world-class wines, signifies much more to alvatore erragamo, grandson of the eponymous fashion-house legend and of l orro Toscana, an alluring estate in the Tuscan countryside. According to erragamo, l orro was an act of faith and a labor of love, which evolved over years. is father, erruccio, purchased the deteriorating , -acre estate in and launched an in-depth restoration of the th-century property. Today, l orro is a sanctuary, preserving centuries of Tuscan history while honoring the land on which it was built. “ y family and are in love with this stunning piece of taly, says erragamo, , “so much that we actually spend our holidays at l orro. nderstandable, since the estate, set outside the town of Arezzo, features rooms and suites, a winery, medieval village, spa, two restaurants, and expansive grounds with opportunities for hiking, golfing, tru e hunting, horseback riding, and other outdoor activities. The erragamos still live in the region, taking advantage of its nature, sports, art, history, and, of course, food and wine. e shares some of his favorite spots with Reside. FOR FOOD AND WINE LOVERS
You can spend your days in Tuscany touring vineyards and tasting vino from hardonnay to hianti to uper Tuscan and immersing yourself in Tuscan winemaking. erragamo s top picks include astiglion del osco owned by his uncle, assimo erragamo , Antinori, rescobaldi, etrolo located near l orro , and Argentiera in the olgheri area. e insists that the grape harvest usually from August through ctober, 60
or those looking to take in beautiful art, it’s worthwhile dedicating several days to the masterpieces of the zi Gallery, l uomo, and the Accademia, home of ichelangelo s famous statue of avid, all in lorence. ut art enthusiasts shouldn t stop there. erragamo recommends alazzo itti, the argello, the useum of an arco, and the useo dell'Opera del Duomo. “The palaces and churches that define lorence are also marvelous, he says. erragamo says may be the best year to visit the region because it marks years since eonardo da inci s death. The countryside of aldarno di opra, one of Tuscany s prized wine regions, is said to have inspired the background landscape in da inci s Mona Lisa. The omanesque bridge of onte uriano, built in along the ancient ia assia etus close to l orro, is also in the painting. The festivities in aldarno have already begun. inally, in inci, don t miss the useo Leonardiano, a museum dedicated to the artist in his native town. rom April to ov. , “Alle origini del Genio The rigins of Genius eonardo will be on exhibit.
is best for a visit, as it presents “a real celebration of Tuscan culture. Wine is a huge draw to the region, but considering this is taly, so is the food. n lorence, the region s capital, chefs showcase Tuscany s bounty of ingredients. Ann eolde and her team at noteca inchiorri are one of erragamo s personal favorites. There, you can indulge in the Discovery enu a selection of dishes ranging from borlotti bean soup to charcoal duck breast. “ also love to have a light lunch at antinetta Antinori, he says. And close to Arezzo, he adores istorante a Torre oro iuffenna and La Casa del Buono in Terranuova Bracciolini, “with its excellent fish menu.
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AUTHOR VERONICA CHAMBERS’ FAVORITE MEMOIRS THE PROLIFIC WRITER PICKS FOUR BOOKS WORTH READING NOW ince publishing her breakthrough memoir, Mama’s Girl, which chroniS cled the turbulent upbringing of a gifted
1 MAYA ANGELOU, WOULDN’T TAKE NOTHING FOR MY JOURNEY NOW
Veronica Chambers’ new book explores Beyoncé’s cultural influence on the world.
“Angelou wrote multiple memoirs, and the idea for this one is, ‘This is what I’ve learned so far.’ It’s a simple concept, but a powerful one. She presents the idea that you want your life to be perfect, and to be able to take a chalkboard eraser and erase all the bad parts. But she says you have to take it all—you have to carry the whole thing, good, bad, and regrettable. This is a warm, elder voice and I love it.” 2
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“I taught journalism in the Master of 62
Science program at Stanford last year, and we read this book. It’s about her process as she is growing in the sciences. At Stanford, I taught on the grounds of their farm, and the book gets into plant life and tree life, and what you learn when your hands are in the dirt. I’m such a city girl, so I knew nothing about that world.” 3
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“I love to see memoirs that show how people became who they are. Slater’s mother dies, and the memoir is this heartbreaking story of how he finds life and meaning through food. n that way, it has a lot of parallels with ric ipert s book. t s interesting: As a parent myself, I’m aware that when I was growing up, when my parents made terrible choices, they made them purposefully. But in books like this, you see the tender messiness of the people that raised you and all the things they did.” 4 HARUKI MURAKAMI, WHAT I TALK ABOUT WHEN I TALK ABOUT RUNNING
“What Murakami is talking about is in some ways similar to writing. I’m not a good runner, but I write like a true runner runs. I do it every day, whether I feel like it or not; some days I feel good, some days I don’t, but I’m always doing it. urakami writes, ain is inevitable. uffering is optional. Writing is ultimately very solitary, and there’s something about that, too, with running. Another great line from the memoir is, ‘All I do is keep on running in my own cozy, homemade void.’ I feel that way in my writing career. I keep writing in my own cozy void.”
Portrait: Beatrice de Gea; book cover: St. Martin’s Press
young Afro-Latina woman, Veronica Chambers has been busy. The writer, 49, has written memoirs, novels for adults and young readers, and cookbooks. She has also edited several essay anthologies, and served as co-writer for the memoirs of prominent figures such as chef ric ipert, newscaster obin oberts, and rapper and producer Timbaland. Her collaboration with Marcus Samuelsson on his memoir, Yes, Chef, was a New York Times bestseller. In 2017, Chambers’ anthology, The Meaning of Michelle, brought together 16 writers for an exploration of the profound impact of Michelle Obama. This year will see the release of Queen Bey, an anthology that explores eyonc s cultural significance. Here, she shares four of the memoirs that have most inspired her:
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repare to increase your screen time as you burn calories. The latest P fitness craze cuts down on commuting and brings expert instruction into the comfort of your own home. Depending on your exercise style, there’s a high-end, sleek home gym that will get you—or keep you—lean and strong. THE CARDIO LOVER
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than 50 live-streaming classes per week, allowing users who pay a $39 monthly fee to work out with friends under the skilled eye of instructors from fitness studios across the U.S. Each user can enter their fitness goals, class preferences, and any injuries that may require modifications, to access recommended classes and personalized workouts.
programs that range from musclebuilding to improving athletic performance, with a wide variety of classes launching later this year. The program requires a $49 monthly subscription, which includes built-in personal training and virtual encouragement from instructors. Optional accessories cost an additional $495.
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Tonal has launched a weight-lifting machine that uses electromagnetic weights and cables with an interactive LED screen. For $2,995, the minimal, wall-mounted machine senses each individual’s weight requirements based on their workouts and logs each movement to provide feedback and performance data. “ ou ll be given a personalized fitness baseline test to assess both how much you should be lifting and the type of program to commit to. Tonal will then provide you with all-in-one equipment, and guidance in the form of personal training by expert coaches,” says CEO and founder Aly Orady. The fitness system offers specialty
If traditional workouts leave you bored, the new fitness experience from caros, a German company, will allow you to burn calories while flying or diving through virtual landscapes. Icaros Stationary Home is a virtual reality machine that encourages gamers to improve reflexes, balance, and coordination through a multiplayer platform that intensifies based upon the user s fitness ability. The machine is especially geared toward strengthening the upper body and core muscles, as players worldwide challenge one another in fitness games such as Gravity, Core, and Icarace. And Icaros requires no membership or registration fee. The device starts at $2,200.
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Peloton is now a household name in the spin world, with cycling aficionados trading in their gym memberships to pedal from the luxury of home. The Peloton Bike, starting at $2,245 with a monthly membership fee, offers access to 14 daily live classes and 4,000 on-demand rides. Riders can join live classes from anywhere in the world for that group-class experience with personalized motivation—instructors even cheer you on by name. And last year, Peloton released its updated take on the traditional treadmill. The Tread, starting at $4,295, also requires a $39 monthly membership fee to access the 10 daily live classes led by treadmill instructors. Classes range from interval to strength and even yoga.
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COUNTRY FRENCH CHÂTEAU Boasting 2.47 lush, exquisitely landscaped acres, this custom built masterpiece offers incredible attention to detail, with a two-story foyer, soaring ceilings, custom wrought iron railings, & outstanding woodwork. The home features a library with a fireplace, a gracious formal living room with a fireplace, a banquet sized formal dining room, two offices, a conservatory with a fireplace, a guest suite & bath, a massive chef’s kitchen with top appliances, and a breakfast room overlooking the amazing private yard. The walkout lower level is a replica of a beautiful Parisian street with stone archways, a sweet shoppe, a dress shoppe themed playroom, a theater, a billiards room with a fireplace & wet bar, an exercise room with sauna & full bath. This incredibly private property includes an inviting Gunite pool, spa, patio, full service cabana and more! Saddle River living at its finest! SADDLE RIVER OFFICE LAURIE KATSAPIS, SALES ASSOCIATE +1 201.264.4021 | email@example.com STACEY FRIEDMAN LIPKIN, BROKER ASSOCIATE +1 201.819.3552 | firstname.lastname@example.org prominentproperties.com/1833857
SADDLE RIVER, NJ
CHARMING FARMHOUSE COLONIAL Every once in a while you come upon an opportunity, and this is one of those times. Set back beyond a long drive sits this charming farmhouse Colonial offering more than 5,000 square feet with luxurious amenities throughout. Surrounded by lush landscaping, you’ll meander past the outdoor kitchen to the saltwater pool with waterfalls trickling over rock formations. Inside, the Southern exposure allows sunlight to pour in through custom windows. This home boasts high ceilings, columns, a twostory limestone entry, a formal living room and dining room, a library, a kitchen with breakfast room featuring high-end appliances, a family room with a fireplace and wet bar, and French doors granting access to the patio. The walkout lower level features a recreation room, a bedroom, a full bath, a kitchenette, and a whole house generator. An entertainer’s delight, this is truly a unique home! SADDLE RIVER OFFICE SHERYL EPSTEIN-ROMANO, BROKER ASSOCIATE +1 201.819.2999 | email@example.com prominentproperties.com/1743128
UPPER SADDLE RIVER, NJ
BREATHTAKING CUSTOM ESTATE Modern elegance abounds in this custom estate, situated on a lush acre with breathtaking curb appeal. Enter the grand two-story entrance with luxurious finishes, proving that no expense was spared. The fabulous two-story great room, with a limestone fireplace, opens to the highend kitchen, complete with three Viking ovens and range, Sub-Zero refrigerator, two dishwashers, and a butlerâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s pantry with sink. The custom cherry library has a full bath, & the family room opens to a fenced in yard. The banquet size dining room is perfect for large or intimate gatherings. The second floor boasts a spectacular mezzanine, and a luxuriously private master suite, complete with sitting area, fireplace, spa-like bath, and a customized dream closet, with two islands! The lower level has a full wet bar, wine cellar, recreation area, guest quarters, two full baths, and a gym area. Come home to luxury! SADDLE RIVER OFFICE DIANE COOKSON, BROKER ASSOCIATE +1 201.788.6667 | firstname.lastname@example.org prominentproperties.com/1840520
UPPER SADDLE RIVER, NJ
WORLD CLASS LUXURY IN BERGEN COUNTY Forget Beverly Hills; world class luxury is right here in Bergen County. Best of everything has gone into this builderâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s own home designed for warm family gatherings and fine or casual entertaining. The property boasts a lighted tennis court, free form salt water Gunite heated pool, hot tub, and large pond with waterfalls. Crown moldings throughout, hardwood flooring, a 50 year Grand Manor roof, and an indoor heated endless pool, two laundry rooms, laundry shoot, and radiant heat from all tile floors. Come see this special estate! ALPINE OFFICE HELEN SAITTA, SALES ASSOCIATE +1 201.314.4689 | email@example.com prominentproperties.com/1844865
BEAUTIFUL CENTER HALL COLONIAL Welcome to the home you have been waiting for! This beautiful movein ready center hall Colonial is located on a very quiet street in the very desirable Willard school district. Super charming throughout, this home includes raised panels and built-ins in the living room and dining room, with fireplaces in both. Crown molding is located throughout as well. Very spacious open floor plan with an absolutely beautiful, newly renovated kitchen which opens to a vaulted great room with a fireplace, with French doors leading to a new patio overlooking newly landscaped property. The many improvements include the exterior of the home painted, hardwood floors redone, new chimney liner, sprinkler system, alarm system, downstairs bathroom remodel, hook up for generator installed, new furnace, water filtration, wired for surround sound including speakers, and much more. This home has it all! RIDGEWOOD OFFICE STACY KIERNAN, SALES ASSOCIATE +1 201.819.4555 | firstname.lastname@example.org UNDER CONTRACT
SOPHISTICATED PENTHOUSE-LIKE HOME As you walk through the majestic front doors you will automatically be transported to a chic, sophisticated New York City Penthouse-like home, right in the middle of Ridgewood. The first thing you will notice is the open floor concept that allows the host to be right in the center of the activity; whether sitting around the fireplace or cooking at the Cesar stone island surrounded by high-end appliances and exotic granite countertops. The unique positioning of the 1st floor master bedroom begins when you open the Shoji doors and walk-into your zen oasis. Perfect for beautiful evenings, sitting with family and friends around the outdoor fire pit is where memories will be made. Whether you are commuting to the city or just want a great school system and a picturesque town you will find it here in Ridgewood. Not a must see, A MUST EXPERIENCE! HOBOKEN OFFICE INGRID HART, SALES ASSOCIATE +1 201.320.8990 | email@example.com prominentproperties.com/1904383
STUNNING TRANSITIONAL COLONIAL NEW CONSTRUCTION Luxury new construction, stunning transitional Colonial, in the sought-after Hartung section of Wyckoff. Designed for style, function, and comfortable living, by StilesBilt, LLC featuring William G. Brown Architects. Over 7,400 square feet on a sunlit level property. Extensive architectural details, designer finishes and high-end amenities. An impressive hallway and two-story entrance, accented with floor to ceiling millwork are the hallmarks of this smart and inviting home. In addition, it boasts a gracious open floor plan, generous ensuite bedrooms, 9 foot ceilings and an oversized finished basement with full bathroom, gym, home theater and recreation room wired and waiting to suit today’s most discerning buyer. RIDGEWOOD OFFICE CATHERINE “CATHY” BOSSOLINA, SALES ASSOCIATE +1 201.410.0642 | firstname.lastname@example.org prominentproperties.com/1901411
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PRIVATE AND SOPHISTICATED NEW CONSTRUCTION A distinctive and timeless StilesBilt, LLC luxury home in the sought-after Brewster Estates in Ho-Ho-Kus. A unique and picturesque location, elevated on a sunny hill, with spectacular views of Brewster Pond, designed in conjunction with William G. Brown Architects. Featuring extensive architectural details, designer finishes and high-end amenities for today’s most discerning buyer. A two-story grand entranceway welcomes guests into the center of the home thoughtfully planned for casual and formal entertainment. Remarkable sunsets and quiet moments await from the private front porch of this elegant home. Over 7,400 square feet set on 1.26 private acres. Landscaped and designed for patios, outdoor kitchen area and pool. Finished basement with full bathroom, gym, theater and recreational room. A brilliant collaboration of comfort and style in a premier neighborhood. RIDGEWOOD OFFICE CATHERINE “CATHY” BOSSOLINA, SALES ASSOCIATE +1 201.410.0642 | email@example.com EXCLUSIVE
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EXTRAORDINARY ESTATE Set on 2.75 secluded acres, this home offers elegance and privacy. Beautifully ensconced on expansive manicured grounds, this 7-bedroom, 7-full-bath and 2-half-bath home offers luxurious living at its finest. Over 10,000 square feet, amazing architectural enhancements and details, 7” Oak floors, great room with soaring ceiling and massive stone fireplace, gourmet kitchen with breakfast room, and more. The master bedroom is a retreat with a spa-like master bath with onyx floors and balcony. Four fireplaces, a four-car heated garage, extensive outdoor lighting, an incredible gunite pool and spa, outdoor patios, stone porch and unbelievable lush landscaping. This home is a dream for both entertainers and outdoor enthusiast, close to Manhattan and blue ribbon schools! TENAFLY OFFICE JERI GREEN, SALES ASSOCIATE +1 201.519.0289 | firstname.lastname@example.org prominentproperties.com/1825117
BEAUTIFULLY RENOVATED IN TENAFLY This virtually new, completely renovated, 5-bedroom, 3.5-bath, East Hill center hall Colonial boasts spacious rooms, crown moldings, newer hardwood floors, a gourmet eat-in kitchen with stainless steel appliances, custom cabinetry, and much more. TENAFLY OFFICE PHILIP D. SOO, SALES ASSOCIATE +1 551.265.7521 | email@example.com prominentproperties.com/1902122
EXQUISITE EAST HILL HOME A one of a kind, decorator’s own East Hill home boasts approximately 5,900 square feet, located in a private cul-de-sac with magnificent pool, paver patio, & lush gardens. Enjoy balcony views of the serene backyard oasis in this truly special home! ENGLEWOOD CLIFFS OFFICE KELLIE S. GERSH, SALES ASSOCIATE +1 201.264.1598 | firstname.lastname@example.org prominentproperties.com/1819254
STATELY & SOPHISTICATED This classic center hall Colonial is perfect for entertaining and everyday living. The home features beautiful original molding, beamed ceilings, and custom built-ins. A chef’s delight, the 2001 remodeled kitchen was featured in Parenting Magazine, and includes classic upgrades throughout. The spacious third floor boasts a large family room, a study, and two bedrooms. The basement features a perfect space for casual gatherings, plus a workshop with additional storage. Located off the dining room is a lovely open porch. Summer entertaining is a breeze with a private patio directly off the kitchen, allowing guests to fully appreciate the extensively landscaped and beautifully manicured grounds. This property has a prime location, with close proximity to Watchung Plaza, two train stations, the Upper Montclair village, and Anderson and Edgemont Parks. Close to New York City transportation! MONTCLAIR OFFICE BARBARA GARGIULO, BROKER ASSOCIATE +1 973.715.2605 | email@example.com UNDER CONTRACT
STYLISH & CONTEMPORARY CHIC! Bright, beautiful space with spectacular seasonal views of New York City deliver the wow factor int this stunning 1892 home named “Squirrel Point.” Sitting high on a hill, this home is exquisite, from the open front porch to the 9 foot ceilings and original moldings, to the renovated eat-in kitchen with granite counters, two dishwashers, and Garland stove. You will love the seamless flow of the living room, dining room, and the solarium that creates a picture perfect setting for entertaining. Two renovated baths, four wood burning fireplaces with marble surrounds, new windows; this notable home even has its own elevator! Quiet, secluded feel, yet convenient to the New York City bus and bustling downtown Montclair. Welcome home! MONTCLAIR OFFICE VIKRAM VASISHT, SALES ASSOCIATE +1 917.685.2606 | firstname.lastname@example.org
SHORT HILLS, NJ
CLASSIC GRANDEUR This luxurious and stately private estate is ideally situated on a preeminent street in Short Hills, and is nestled on nearly two tranquil acres. It boasts a commanding presence, awaiting visitors at the end of a majestic drive. The owners have embarked on a major transformation which has become an architectural tour de force. Guided by Hiland Hill Turner & Diana Hoffman, AIA, all is new, offering a grand residence that is timeless, delightfully warm, and inviting. The home boasts a reception hall with front to back views, soaring ceilings, grand fireplaces, and a chef’s kitchen. The property features a first floor office, media room, luxurious master suite, and ensuite bedrooms. The expansive grounds are complete with a spectacular pool, and spacious pool house. This home provides the perfect combination for entertaining and daily living! SHORT HILLS OFFICE ANTHONY J. “TONY” VERDUCCI, JR., BROKER ASSOCIATE +1 973.477.2220 | email@example.com prominentproperties.com/3527679
SHORT HILLS, NJ
STATELY SANCTUARY Made for entertaining, this stunning home is set in the exclusive Deerfield section of Short Hills. Situated on an almost one acre private lot with beautiful, professionally-landscaped grounds, this five-bedroom, six-fullbath, and two-half-bath, turn-key property features glowing hardwoods, impressive custom woodwork, a neutral color palette, resort-like grounds, and an ideal floor plan for today’s lifestyles. Whether relaxing by the tranquil pool, entertaining on the Mahogany wraparound porch while enjoying meals al fresco on the covered patio, or inside hosting guests in the gourmet kitchen with tumbled marble backsplash, enjoying the spacious family room, sitting by the fireside in the impressive living room, or in the grand dining room, this home has it all. It is a true marvel with boundless room to spare. SHORT HILLS OFFICE ELAINE PRUZON, SALES ASSOCIATE +1 973.715.8555 | firstname.lastname@example.org SUZANNE L. “SUSIE” POLOW, SALES ASSOCIATE +1 973.476.4242 | email@example.com prominentproperties.com/3529171
SHORT HILLS, NJ
CENTER HALL COLONIAL IN THE HEART OF SHORT HILLS Light and airy with an open flow, this gorgeous six-bedroom, three-anda-half-bath Colonial sits on professionally manicured property. This sun-filled home offers an open foyer, a generous living room, a family room with wood-burning fireplace, and a dining room off the bright, eat-in kitchen. Equipped with stainless steel appliances, the kitchen boasts a center island, a workstation, and a breakfast area with sliding glass doors which lead to an expansive deck overlooking the private yard. The first floor includes a bedroom, with an adjacent full bath, a laundry room, and a powder room. Upstairs, the large master en-suite boasts two walk-in closets and a dressing area. This home is centrally located, only minutes to the Short Hills Train Station, the vibrant downtown Millburn, and the luxurious Mall at Short Hills! SHORT HILLS OFFICE JUDITH DANIELS, SALES ASSOCIATE +1 973.943.5440 | firstname.lastname@example.org UNDER CONTRACT
MOVE-IN READY NORTHSIDE BEAUTY! It’s all been done in this stunning six-bedroom, five-and-a-half-bathroom Colonial situated on a beautiful, expansive property just blocks to downtown Summit and Lincoln Elementary. Wonderfully updated, vintage home with all the bells and whistles! Meticulously renovated and modernized with high ceilings, great natural light, four fireplaces, rich moldings and trim work, high-end, custom kitchen for the ultimate chef or entertainer. Elegant master suite with spa-like master bath. Exceptional outdoor living from the inviting rocking chair front porch to a fabulous rear veranda overlooking a mostly flat backyard. Extensive improvements… Too many to list! Professionally landscaped, private property, waterfall, 3-car garage. Located close to downtown Summit with convenient access to major highways and airports. SUMMIT OFFICE KIMBERLY “KIM” CANNON, BROKER ASSOCIATE +1 908.313.2855 | email@example.com prominentproperties.com/3523586
TODAY’S LIVING Step into this center hall custom Colonial, and be prepared to be awed! This stunning five-bedroom, four-and-one-half-bath home will not disappoint! Complete with an open floor plan for today’s living, close to Memorial Field, school and town. SUMMIT OFFICE CYNTHIA R. “CINDY” BIENEMANN, SALES ASSOCIATE +1 973.652.4336 | firstname.lastname@example.org MAREN DINSMORE, BROKER ASSOCIATE
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GRACIOUS SUMMIT COLONIAL Poised on one of Summit’s prime neighborhood streets, this beautiful four bedroom home with classic curb appeal is perfectly suited for elegant entertaining as well as casual living, both inside and out. SUMMIT OFFICE CYNTHIA R. “CINDY” BIENEMANN, SALES ASSOCIATE +1 973.652.4336 | firstname.lastname@example.org MAREN DINSMORE, BROKER ASSOCIATE +1 908.337.4437 | email@example.com
CHARMING COLONIAL Character and curb appeal abound in this Chatham Colonial! Sun-filled first floor offers a living room, spacious dining room, sunroom, & eat-in kitchen. Second floor hosts four bedrooms and a renovated full bath. Conveniently located to town and New York City train. SUMMIT OFFICE CYNTHIA R. “CINDY” BIENEMANN, SALES ASSOCIATE +1 973.652.4336 | firstname.lastname@example.org MAREN DINSMORE, BROKER ASSOCIATE
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PICTURE PERFECT Beautiful Colonial located in one of Chatham Boro’s most sought-after neighborhoods. This inviting home has everything today’s buyer is searching for! Prime location and top-rated schools. This Chatham gem is the perfect place to call home. SUMMIT OFFICE CYNTHIA R. “CINDY” BIENEMANN, SALES ASSOCIATE +1 973.652.4336 | firstname.lastname@example.org MAREN DINSMORE, BROKER ASSOCIATE
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FLORHAM PARK, NJ
COUNTRY CLUB ESTATES COLONIAL Luxurious estate offering exquisite architectural details with comfort & sophistication. Nestled on 2+ private acres, with a spacious pergolacovered patio, 5 cozy fireplaces, and a first floor apartment with separate entrance. Truly an incredible home. SUMMIT OFFICE SMITHA R. RAMCHANDANI, BROKER ASSOCIATE +1 973.953.7777 | firstname.lastname@example.org prominentproperties.com/3528690
SPECTACULAR LAKE-FRONT OASIS Discover the beauty, serenity and pristine shores of Green Pond. This gracious residence features 100’ of lake frontage & nearly 6,000 square feet of luxurious living with every imaginable amenity. One of the best kept secrets in New Jersey, & close proximity to New York City! SHORT HILLS OFFICE ANTHONY J. “TONY” VERDUCCI, JR., BROKER ASSOCIATE +1 973.477.2220 | email@example.com KAREN FOLEY, SALES ASSOCIATE +1 973.906.5021 | firstname.lastname@example.org prominentproperties.com/3484549
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MONTVILLE’S HIDDEN GEM Expect to be impressed from the moment you first lay eyes on this home. Located in desirable Pointe View Estates, this custom Colonial has it all: extraordinary design, luxurious interiors with the most exquisite finishes, custom millwork, gleaming hardwood floors, and countless luxury amenities that highlight its open and spacious interiors. Rooms include a grand entry foyer, an amazing chef’s kitchen outfitted with high-end, stainless steel appliances and accented with shaker style cabinetry with lighted cabinets, subway tile, and honed granite tops, a formal dining room with tiered ceilings, a built-in bar with a wine refrigerator, and an office. The upstairs bedrooms include a deluxe master suite with a tray ceiling and a sitting room with a fireplace. The walkout lower level features a recreation room and a full bath. The expansive deck looks out over lush, tranquil grounds. MONTVILLE OFFICE ENID DAVIS, SALES ASSOCIATE +1 973.714.4422 | email@example.com prominentproperties.com/1903472
ENTERTAINER’S PARADISE Located in the Pond section of Montville, this estate is situated on 1.54 manicured acres, offering resort accommodations & every luxurious convenience. With an expansive patio & breathtaking pool, vacationing away from home will become a distant memory. SHORT HILLS OFFICE ANTHONY J. “TONY” VERDUCCI, JR., BROKER ASSOCIATE +1 973.477.2220 | firstname.lastname@example.org prominentproperties.com/3498379
LAKE HOPATCONG LAKEFRONT PARADISE! Sun-filled custom home set on 2.3 acres, overlooking beautiful Lake Hopatcong. A property suited for outdoor living, this 5-bed, 5.1-bath home includes a patio, pool, and spa. Close to New York City, this home offers comfort and convenience. SHORT HILLS OFFICE KAREN FOLEY, SALES ASSOCIATE +1 973.906.5021 | email@example.com prominentproperties.com/3522770
MOUNTAIN LAKES, NJ
MAJESTIC & HISTORICAL COLONIAL This one of a kind colonial was built by developer Herbert J. Hapgood, one of the original developers of the Mountain Lakes community. Boasting 2.30 acres, the meticulously landscaped grounds create an inviting oasis. From the grand portico entrance, to the magnificent formal dining room, this fully renovated home is the epitome of incomparable quality and design. The home offers an elegant living room, spectacular den, breathtaking kitchen, and a family room with Cathedral ceilings. Complete with five stunning gas fireplaces, gleaming hardwood floors, and unique architectural elements, this outstanding home provides every high-end amenity imaginable. Exceptional outdoor living abounds with a covered porch, built-in BBQ, and granite bar. Bask poolside on the Travertine patio, and enjoy the view of your own private orchard! SUMMIT OFFICE MARY C. MENARD, SALES ASSOCIATE +1 973.879.2860 | firstname.lastname@example.org prominentproperties.com/3517300
WEST ORANGE, NJ
TIMELESS ESTATE One in a million! The Landmore Estate was designed by famed NY architects Delano & Aldrich for Charles Edison, former NJ Governor, and son of Thomas Edison. The three-story stone house sits on over six acres in the prestigious, gated 425-acre community of Llewellyn Park. Bucolic country-living only 14 miles to New York City, close to the train, bus, and highways. A tree-lined private driveway welcomes you home to an estate that is all about lifestyle. With generously sized rooms, gleaming hardwood floors, a wine cellar, beautifully manicured grounds, a heated pool, tennis courts, a play castle, and numerous upgrades, this home is truly unique. Only three owners in 88 years; be the fourth to own a piece of New Jersey history. MONTCLAIR OFFICE JENNIFER E. PFLUEGER, SALES ASSOCIATE +1 973.930.6193 | email@example.com prominentproperties.com/3469348
LUXURY LIVING This magnificent custom built masterpiece is nestled at the end of a quiet cul-de-sac in the desirable Indian Forest neighborhood. This home sits on 23,828 sq. ft. and offers 7,250 sq. ft. of luxury living space including five bedrooms, four and a half baths, with every amenity and detail carefully conceived. The grand two-story foyer flows effortlessly into meticulous living spaces, boasting generously sized rooms with an inviting floor plan. Quality craftsmanship is evident throughout, demonstrated by the gourmet chefâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s kitchen, the formal living room, and the library with built-in cabinetry. The spacious family room is complete with floor to ceiling glass doors leading to the outdoor patio with stone fireplace, and custom builtins. This classic home offers a combination of land, location, beauty, and architecture to provide the ultimate luxurious lifestyle. WESTFIELD OFFICE CLAUDIA GANAS, SALES ASSOCIATE +1 908.240.7871 | firstname.lastname@example.org prominentproperties.com/3516045
WESTFIELD GEM Come in and appreciate this desirable open concept Westfield home. From the kitchen, enjoy both the light-filled family room and private fullyfenced backyard. The finished basement boasts a dry bar, Mahogany stained barn doors, and more. WESTFIELD OFFICE JOSEPH ENCARNACION, SALES ASSOCIATE +1 201.888.1191 | email@example.com NANCI ECHEVERRI, SALES ASSOCIATE +1 908.966.7140 | firstname.lastname@example.org prominentproperties.com/3518649
EXQUISITE NEW CONSTRUCTION This custom Colonial sits on a quiet, tree-lined street. Offering a two-story foyer, French doors, and a gourmet, customized kitchen, complete with breakfast area and doors leading to a private deck & patio. Property of the Month by WESTFIELD LIVING. WESTFIELD OFFICE AMBER LINSKY, SALES ASSOCIATE +1 732.742.3263 | email@example.com
FORT LEE, NJ
ARCHITECTURALLY REDESIGNED Lovingly lived-in and cared for by the same family for 25 years, this space has an open concept with amazing light throughout and breathtaking views. This re-designed high floor co-op can be yours. Come take a look; you will love this lifestyle! ENGLEWOOD CLIFFS OFFICE SANDRA SOLOMON, SALES ASSOCIATE +1 201.519.6384 | firstname.lastname@example.org prominentproperties.com/1900507
FORT LEE, NJ
ONE OF A KIND, DUPLEX PENTHOUSE Welcome to this one of a kind duplex penthouse in one of Fort Leeâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s finest buildings, Century Tower. Glamorous and spacious, this open floor plan features an elegant, architect-designed, modern kitchen, and magnificent, sweeping panoramic views. ENGLEWOOD CLIFFS OFFICE LISA P. FOX, SALES ASSOCIATE +1 201.233.0477 | email@example.com prominentproperties.com/1843974
NORTH BERGEN, NJ
THE WATERMARK Directly across from the West Side of Manhattan, this spectacular home on the 10th floor features sweeping views of the upper Manhattan skyline, Hudson River, and George Washington Bridge from all rooms with many custom upgrades. EDGEWATER OFFICE KYU O. CHON, SALES ASSOCIATE +1 917.553.1234 | firstname.lastname@example.org prominentproperties.com/1900694
NORTH BERGEN, NJ
LUXURY HIGH RISE CONDO This corner unit features full height, curved glass windows and 10 foot ceilings, with a gourmet kitchen with granite countertop and much more. Come and see this beautiful home with a private elevator in one of the most luxurious high-rise condos in NJ! EDGEWATER OFFICE ELLEN LEUNG-HOSIE, BROKER ASSOCIATE +1 917.287.2801 | email@example.com prominentproperties.com/1849476
ONE-BEDROOM DUPLEX Welcome to this one-bedroom duplex in the heart of Hoboken. A commuters dream, this duplex is located on one of the most sought after downtown blocks, next to Washington Street and only five minutes from the PATH station. Enjoy two levels of spacious living, with an expansive open living room and four large windows offering plenty of light. The unit features a wood-burning fireplace, a separate dining room, a renovated half bath, and an upgraded kitchen. The home also features an office, a large bedroom with majestic windows and renovated full bath, and a separate sleeping loft, to maximize square footage. This is truly a rare opportunity to own in a prime location, with close proximity to the best of everything Hoboken has to offer. HOBOKEN OFFICE INGRID HART, SALES ASSOCIATE +1 201.320.8990 | firstname.lastname@example.org THOMAS COURTENAY BATCHA, BROKER ASSOCIATE +1 201.400.3834 | email@example.com prominentproperties.com/1833696
LUXURIOUS MAXWELL PLACE Donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t miss this stunning one-bedroom, one-bath located in the luxurious Maxwell Place. This prestigious 4th floor unit is walking steps from the pool, gym, spin room, extremely large and limited private terraces. The incredibly stylish interior features dark wood plank floors, soaring 9 foot ceilings, Viking appliances, striking kitchen with white stone counters and a breakfast bar, huge bathroom with marble, and a washer and dryer (included) in unit! To add even more luxury the unit comes with one deeded parking spot! Building amenities include stunning white marble lobby with 24-hour concierge, beautiful rooftop garden and barbecue area with full New York City and river views, childrenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s play room, yoga room, private shuttle to PATH, and more. With the beautiful finishes and outstanding building, this unit is sure to please! HOBOKEN OFFICE MICHAEL HERN, SALES ASSOCIATE +1 973.477.7175 | firstname.lastname@example.org prominentproperties.com/1905596
JERSEY CITY, NJ
PRESTIGIOUS PORT LIBERTÉ HOME Located in the gated community of Port Liberté, nestled on the banks of the Hudson, directly across from the Statue of Liberty, this prestigious, direct Hudson Riverfront mansion style home offers direct sweeping views of Manhattan and the Statue of Liberty from almost every vantage point. A private boat dock at your own backyard is included with this home, offering easy access to the New York Harbor for your weekend outings on the water. As soon as you enter the formal foyer of this pristine home with quarry stone flooring you will see the quality workmanship and features throughout, including floor to ceiling windows to maximize the spectacular views, soaring vaulted ceilings, three wood-burning fireplaces, custom millwork, designer lighting, solid Brazilian Cherry hardwood floors throughout, and a wood-paneled library, just to name a few. HOBOKEN OFFICE PAUL A. GULYA, BROKER ASSOCIATE +1 201.838.8560 | email@example.com prominentproperties.com/180010132
JERSEY CITY, NJ
HISTORIC & SPACIOUS DOWNTOWN HOME! Circa 1869...Here is an incredible opportunity to own a piece of history. This beautiful Brownstone condo with over 2,000 square feet of spacious living on 3 floors boasts four bedrooms, two bathrooms, walk-in closets, and offers many possibilities to customize to your personal desires. Featuring exceptional character, original detailed moldings, 12 foot ceilings, this home is situated on a corner lot with several windows offering 3 exposures allowing tremendous light throughout the home. Located in the most charming sought-after neighborhood of Van Vorst Park, you’ll enjoy easy access to New York City PATH and Ferry, restaurants, nightlife, schools, shopping, parks and all downtown Jersey City has to offer. Don’t miss this opportunity to make this your home. HOBOKEN OFFICE INGRID HART, SALES ASSOCIATE +1 201.320.8990 | firstname.lastname@example.org THOMAS COURTENAY BATCHA, BROKER ASSOCIATE +1 201.400.3834 | email@example.com prominentproperties.com/180018892
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MARKETING NEW JERSEY REAL ESTATE AT THE HIGHEST LEVELSM ALPINE 201.768.9300 1022 Closter Dock Road | Alpine, NJ 07620
EDGEWATER 201.840.8898 2 Main Street, Suite F | Edgewater, NJ 07020
ENGLEWOOD CLIFFS 201.585.8080 457 Sylvan Avenue, 2nd Floor | Englewood Cliffs, NJ 07632
FRANKLIN LAKES 201.848.4002 804 Franklin Avenue | Franklin Lakes, NJ 07417
HOBOKEN 201.795.5200 306 Washington Street | Hoboken, NJ 07030
MONTCLAIR 973.783.6900 32 Valley Road | Montclair, NJ 07042
MONTVILLE 973.335.5700 670 Main Road | Towaco, NJ 07082
RIDGEWOOD 201.639.5555 55 North Maple Avenue | Ridgewood, NJ 07450
SADDLE RIVER 201.825.3600 152 West Saddle River Road | Saddle River, NJ 07458
SHORT HILLS 973.376.8188 555 Millburn Avenue | Short Hills, NJ 07078
SUMMIT 908.273.8808 309 Springfield Avenue | Summit, NJ 07901
TENAFLY 201.568.5668 90 County Road | Tenafly, NJ 07670
WESTFIELD 908.654.6666 200 North Avenue East | Westfield, NJ 07090
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