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BRUTALISM IS BACK
The austere, postmodern style has gotten a luxury twist 20
GARDENS THAT ELEVATE HOMES
Landscaping has become as valued as interior design 42
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MILLINER TO THE STARS
Designer Eugenia Kim makes whimsical hats that appeal to A-listers 22
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s we a roach a new decade, many of us will reflect on the ast and contem late our future. ertainly, change will be art of it including where and e en how we li e. he location, the style, the feeling you get when you wal through the door e ery as ect of your home should be a reflection of who you are, where you e been, and the life you as ire to li e. Reside ex lores these ossibilities. his year also mar s the year anni ersary of ealogics otheby s nternational ealty, an ambitious, next generation bro erage set to ser e a global city on the rise. ow, a decade later, with six branch o ces, more than bro ers and billion in acti e, ending, and sold real estate ex erience, ealogics otheby s nternational ealty is a local leader in global real estate. We offer many exclusi e ad antages that are, in fact Only With UsÂŽ. ltimately, leadershi is measured by the rofessionals we em loy, the ro erties we re resent, and the extraordinary results we create for our clients one sale at a time. hat commitment will ne er change. n this issue of Reside, we mo e from the e er changing eattle citysca e to a iew of uscany through al atore erragamo s eyes. We ll ta e you on an ex loration of architecture with hohei higematsu and much more. We also roudly showcase a curated collection of select new de elo ment listings and extraordinary ro erties from sea to s y. rom our home to yours, we in ite you to ex erience Reside.
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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 ca ti ate 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. “My ieces are designed so that you ta e 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 e onymous firm in Milan, taly, used a ortable robot to rint 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.” Murals also offer an o ortunity for owners to ersonali e 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. a es, who s eciali es in scenes ins ired 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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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 an ffelen s Massive, Expressive, Sculptural: Brutalism Now and Then. he word “brut,” meaning raw or rough in rench, defines the style itself, according to an ffelen. “ he 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. he material often had residual im ressions 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 obtrusi e.
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, fi e 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 wa e 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 eo le li e,” 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 hea y boat tra c, an assortment of locales around the world provide unique diving experiences—and many are en ironmentally friendly, too.
Divers undeterred by cooler water temps often rave about ew ealand s di ing s ots, es ecially the oor nights slands, a marine reser e 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 bac million years ro ide s ectacular dro offs, ca erns, la a arches, and tunnels. ue to their location, the islands receive warm subtropical currents from the upper reaches of the outh acific, which ex lains the resence of many fish s ecies normally only found much further north. After tac ling the oor nights, ad enturous di ers head farther north up the coast to the Cavalli Islands and the wreck of the ainbow Warrior, a contro ersial reen eace shi sun by the rench ecret er ice in , then turned into a di e site off Matauri ay in . he location is home to an e er growing artificial reef of marine life, which attracts schools of golden sna er, ingfish, and ohn ory. Such is New Zealand’s commitment to the environment that the Department of Conservation reminds divers to ensure their gear is trimmed to a oid 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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he slands of ahiti offer some of the best di ing in the acific. angiroa, the second largest coral atoll in the world, is home to more than shar s ecies and offers icture erfect drift di ing through i uta ass and A atoru ass. he nearby island of a ara a, a designated ios here, attracts di ers e ery une or uly, when hundreds of shar s come to feed during the annual spawning of groupers. n ironmentally conscious tra elers a reciate the destination s long tradition of eco friendly ractices. he olynesian tradition of Rahui is an age-old technique of rotating fishing grounds, which allows stoc s to rebuild and di erse fish o ulations to form, all while attracting lots of large rey animals. ig resorts, such as ilton and ntercontinental otel rou , maintain coral rotection initiati es, which guests can visit and learn more about. 13
The most visited country in Southeast Asia offers hundreds of di ing sites appealing to all skill levels and sensibilities. Koh Lipe is a small island in the Strait of Malacca’s Tarutao National Marine ar , home to more than dive sites and around 25% of the world’s tro ical fish s ecies. 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 ta into conser ation efforts and initiatives, such as the New Heaven Reef onser ation 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. hrill see ers floc to the “Big Scare,” a site teeming with intimidating bull sharks, plus marlin and sailfish. anta osa ational ar , which serves as the departure point for the islands, is home to numerous ecofriendly hotels that hold Costa Rica’s ertification for ustainable ourism.
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 im ressi e 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 fi e sur i ing shi s 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 ha e incor orated 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€™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 effrey ha man, 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 loo ,” ha man 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 Modern intage, a reimagined tea collection mixing roses and polka dots, or a classic set of erfect white lates by designer era Wang. And ha man is uic 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, ha man adds. Partnerships with celebrity designers help the brands to ee e ol ing, says Michelle Westcott ichards, the director of public relations and special events at Fiskars. In 2002, Wedgwood was the first brand to wor with a designer in the bridal world, she ex lains, and that was the ueen 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 Miranda err, who uts a modern s in on traditional tea sets. elebrity florist eff 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. he com any is also bringing its china off the wall, Westcott ichards adds. While traditional dis lays featured fi e iece 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 uni ue loo 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 une. We caught u 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 lo e my stuff.
The designer has 20 years in the business.
Now brides will, too.
t too me fore er to find my wedding dress. here 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 iew, then this head iece is for you. e 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 e eryday thing. You’ve just celebrated 20 years in business. What’s next?
We launched bags two years ago. Now bridal. We’re softlaunching scar es. he tric 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 creati e than organi ed. 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 now how to get a ton of stuff done by .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 a and it turns out the days am in the o ce and not laying 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.
My fianc says, “ ou ne er 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. “ lac 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 tric to gi e the s ace 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 aylor 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 dar er 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 exam le, if the rest of the room is done in ale or astel alettes, ainting a wall blac can add drama and create atmos here.” 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, Magno says, it s im ortant that it creates a focal oint and architecturally ma es sense in the room. or instance, accent walls wor well when a room has a wall with a fire lace or millwor , or when there is an alco e or other feature worthy of attention, she says. ADDING DIMENSION
lac walls can handle atterned accessories or u holstery. “The black will tend to recede, causing the pattern to advance or be more eye catching,” Magno says. e eating blac in atterns also hel s tie the loo of the room together. “ or instance, many materials used for counterto s whether marble, granite, or uart ha e blac running through them and can instantly create a isual connection between the walls and other features in the room,” Magno says. PERFECT FINISH
he finish you choose for the aint can ha e different effects on the s ace. A matte blac has a soft uality, while a high gloss will add reflection and drama. “ sing a semigloss or high gloss finish wor s well in dar s aces, as it hel s to bounce the light around,” owes says. “We tend to combine different finishes in one s ace to get a nice balance.” USING TRIMS WELL
ften rooms with walls ainted blac ha e white or off white trim for a clean loo , Magno 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 so histicated loo , she recommends ainting walls and trim or millwor in one blac 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
PEARLS MAKE A COMEBACK HOW DESIGNERS — AND CUSTOMERS — ARE CHANGING THE LOOK OF THE CLASSICS 22
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fashion runways were proof. “There were a lot of pearls from influential designers li e hanel and ucci 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 ty es of consumers. “ ou can ut a earl tassel pendant on an 18-carat white gold chain or on a long earl nec lace and you ll ha e two com letely 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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Today’s pearls aren’t limited to simple strands or studs, and the 2019 Spring
“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 Ad enturine, an online fine ewelry maga ine. “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 ex ert 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 ewelry, based in ew or and os Angeles, combines earls with other gems like moonstone and black, gray, and champagne diamonds. he also blends classic earl 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 in enti e ha e 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 hiloso hy 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 reser ing the cultural and ancestral significance in each dish,” she says. wo exam les off the ustu menu rhea a ind of oli ian ostrich) tartare with capers and maca emulsion; and Amazonian fish with yuca on o 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 see ed 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 enmar , 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
a id erfume wearers, finding a scent in ol es trial and Ferror.orsignature ragrance fans may test many
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Scenterprises perfumes are made from custom ingredients that reflect their owner.
sam le ials until they disco er their signature smell whether it s owdery, herbaceous, heady, or delicate and go home with a bottle. ut some refer their smell to be so distincti e that they re willing to in est time, energy, and money in a one of a ind fragrance. nter the custom scent, a distincti e blend crafted by a erfumer or nose and mixed es ecially for the wearer. “ ersonali ed, customi ed fragrances are growing because e eryone wants to reflect their indi iduality,” says ue hilli s, a fragrance ex ert who wor ed with brands such as urberry, iffany, and rish Mc oy before founding her custom fragrance com any, center rises, based in ew or . erfume wearers s lurge on custom scents to brand themsel es and be identified by one s ecific aroma as a reflection of their ersonality and style, which hilli s says she hel s determine. “ ecogni ing and understanding someone s olfacti e ersonality comes from loo ing at the clues what colors they wear, how they dress, how ex ressi e their gestures are, their ocabulary,” hilli s ex lains. he relies on these clues to figure out the ty e of fragrance a client would wear “My mis sion is to create magical fragrances and ex eriences for eo le, dro by dro .” While bes o e scents seem to ha e gained momentum, they re far from an emerging trend. ustom fragrances ha e been around for hundreds of years. ouse of reed began crafting erfumes for indi iduals in the th century, long before the com any bottled scents sold at ergdorf oodman and eiman Marcus. ettina eill, ice resident of
sales at he armonist, a aris based ma er of fragrances sold at se eral high end stores, including arneys ew or , says true enthusiasts are loo ing for a signature scent to carry them through all ex eriences. “ hey want to be identified with that scent,” she says. he armonist s feng shui ins ired elixirs based on the elements of fire, water, earth, wood, and metal can be layered to create a ersonali ed fragrance. “ add Matrix Metal to e ery scent to gi e my aroma a modern, metallic edge,” eill says. i e other custom roducts, the most exclusi e fragrances ta e time, re uire atience, and come with an additional cost. oest erfumes out of os Angeles creates bes o e fragrances starting at , with a lead time of one to four months. “ loris, a ondon based erfumery since , will design a custom scent that re uires three consultations with a erfumer and ta es about six months,” eill ex lains. loris charges for an eau de arfum in an engra ed milliliter bottle, and that rice includes fi e refills. or fragrance lo ers who want to lay with mixing notes, some sho s feature a semicustom o tion. A sales associate will blend the notes while you wait, then you ll lea e the sho with a beautiful bottle in hand. hat fragrance robably won t be as rare as the custom blended scent that can ta e months or e en a year to de elo , but it won t ha e such a hefty rice tag, either. “ t s more of a sim le blend, and it s rarely the co eted signature scent,” eill ex lains. or ardent erfume wearers, design ing ersonali ed scent is rewarding. hus, most are willing to wait for a fra grance that s truly bes o e. “Why wear what e eryone else wears,” says hilli s, “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. “ recei ed 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 ma eu , so get to ex erience the joy it brings me every day.”
“I have several notebooks, each for a different urpose: 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 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 fi e items in her home that, yes, s ar oy. CRYSTAL CLEAR
“I admire crystals for their urification properties as well as their ex uisite 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.
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“I love to wear these s ecific 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.
he acific orthwest city has seen significant growth, howe er, and that skyline has “completely transformed, e en 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 re resenting, 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 highrofile construction ro 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 ex lains, rattling off a list of com anies 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 com ared 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. More than 20% of the units have sold since sales began in late October. he 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 gi e isitors a to 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, than s to endi, the youngest of the fi e 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 reali ing 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 a artment filled with Arte o era wor s, the other, a house furnished in the harles style and two in aris, one of which formerly belonged to ean 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, ha enings were also staged in locations throughout the city, from the Curia (the Roman Senate House) to the Mercato del Pesce degli brei the ancient ewish fish mar et . 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 rit er ri e winning, Paris-based architect Jean Nouvel to oversee the restoration, in what was his first commission in ome. hristened “ hinoceros” har ening bac 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 ristine, 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 ta e 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, to ing 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 breathta ing iews. “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 fa ors ssey Miya e leated a arel and large statement sunglasses. he alue of ta ing chances was
instilled in her during the four decades she wor ed 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 exam le, arl would see some fields of hay, and then say to us, ‘I want it to loo li e that. hen 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 wor s roduced by artists from conflict ones. he 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 art of a remar able three year long loan program between the museum and the onda ione Alda endi s erimenti. 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 he Rooms of Rome. Although management of the hotel is overseen independently by anish entre reneur i e 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 si ed resin sculpture of a rhinoceros by Swiss artist Urs Fischer. t certainly feels li e s ar s are coming out of Velabro now. “ he financial crisis has slowed ome down, li e the rest of uro e,” 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 nec lace in , the raff 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 uality and color in Mozambique, has rekindled the desire for these jewels. Today, Bennett rea rms his belief that “a to uality, 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. Modern 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
Property ID: MBQR68 | sothebysrealty.com Sotheby’s International Realty Montecito Coast Village Road Brokerage Maureen McDermut +1 805 570 5545
PLAYA DEL CARMEN MEXICO
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 arty, relaxing on the sofa. “ he li ing s ace 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 cro uet field bec on as a lace to lay. 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 eorge Washington, homas efferson, and John Adams. he albans hired rominent and rolific 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 ool a ilion 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 homas efferson. 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 co ier, 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.”
GALLISON HALL VIRGINIA
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
Property ID: 583485 | sothebysrealty.com Frank Hardy Sotheby’s International Realty Ann Hay Hardy 434-296-0134
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 slee flooring and finishes tem ers the tropical weather, while touches of ocean, sand, and s y 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 Miami. “ ecause our senses are stimulated constantly, it’s key that interiors are a bit calm and serene.” “ he loo is chic, in iting and eaceful,” says Mayi de a ega, resident of One Sotheby’s International Realty in Miami. “ ou can achie e it with white on-white, neutral colors, and even incor orate wood and greenery,” de a ega says, noting that texture lays an important role in fabrics, pillows, or rugs. he classic Miami aesthetic is timeless because “it is fresh, in iting, and creates good energy and ibes.” ose h . a a, owner of a a esign
rou in outh lorida, describes Miami style as “cris and clean, li e a white linen shirt, as well as bold and colorful li e a a alli rint,” noting that the loo is easy to li e with. “We en oy a relaxed li ing en ironment, and the homes in Miami reflect that design aesthetic,” Fava says. And the beauty of this vibe is that you don t need to li e in Miami to ull it off. LET THE LIGHT SHINE
“ atural lighting is ey, and is the true essence of Miami li ing first and foremost,” says Ruby Ramirez, principal of Antrobus + Ramirez, an international design studio based in Miami. amire designs around the iews and allows as much natural light as ossible. hin floor to ceiling windows and glass anels. “Accentuate the iews as much as ossible,” says ran ois uglielmina, co-founder of TOGU Architecture, with o ces in Miami and rance. “ elation must be created between the interior and exterior s aces.” “ 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 ou et 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. “ u er dar wood floors don’t age as well in our sunlight and wear more visibly,” Gonzalez Touzet notes. “Terrazzo is a great way to achie e a light floor that s slee it is easier to maintain and has more texture than su er white marble flooring. Many of Fava’s clients choose a orcelain floor because it s maintenance free. “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 Miami architecture and decor,” he adds. 47
The Faena Arts Centerâ€™s dome in Miami Beach.
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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 or , and Miami, as well as a mixed use com lex in anta Monica, alif. higematsu, , is also a design critic at the ar ard raduate chool of esign. We caught u with him to discuss his ins irations, the uni ueness of a anese architecture, and more. Who are some of your most important influences?
used to watch a lot of films as a child. tanley ubric s mo ies were a big ins iration. wanted to be a film director, but that ne er uite ha ened. also ha e always been fascinated by the old architecture and culture of a an. li ed in a an until was , and then mo ed to oston. My father was at the Massachusetts nstitute of echnology, and it was really the first time saw Western architecture. here 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. belie e in the s ecificity of architecture, that it should be s ecific to its location, its function, and the weather and the climate. Architecture should change as those things change. don t ha e a set style, but ha e a style of thin ing. hat said, li e to ha e a ersonal touch to my architecture.
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What are some of the trends youâ€™re seeing in urban residential towers?
ince oining the ce of Metro olitan Architects founded by em Soolhaas in , hohei higematsu
has designed cultural enues including the uebec ational eaux Arts Museum and the aena Arts enter in Miami each. He has also wor ed on collaborations with artists such as hina s ai uo iang, Marina Abramo ic, and anye West. he a an born higematsu, who became a artner in and has led the MA o ce in ew or since ,
More and more, eo le want to ha e a ersonal connection to the laces where they li e. hey want to fit into the narrati e. eo le are acce ting smaller li ing s aces in urban areas in return for better amenities. see a lot of eo le in the younger generation who are ha ing doubts about whether to li e as a young rofessional in high density urban areas li e ew or and an rancisco. hey worry about their uality of life. ublic amenities in these residential buildings are becoming richer, and more exuberant and di erse. ut worry that they can ta e away incenti e for eo le 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 im ortant to create as many oints as ossible that allow eo le to ha e contact with the outside, e en in a cold climate. t gi es them a sense of ersonal s ace and a lace for contemlating, a lace to refresh. li e to use outside s aces that were once considered unusable, such as roofto s. 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 Guadrant 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 sho , 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. y ically, buyers will spend $1 million to $2 million for a three-bedroom house without parking. Townhouses with parking are typically $3 million and higher, de ending 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€™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 ower 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 Mecca and Medina. t will also be the mixed use center iece and first hase of eddah conomic ity. At , s uare meters, eddah ower will house o ce space on the bottom, topped by an opulent hotel, serviced a artments, and luxury condominiums. A circular obser ation 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 s ire. ach of the tower s three ta ering 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 hornton omasetti, 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 ex erienced 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 ex lains. “Wind dri es a lot of decisions on tall buildings. he taller they get, the wind-induced forces go up dramatically.” “On average, we will see 75-miles-per-hour gusts monthly at the to of the tower, with miles er 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 hel s to fight the o erturning effect of wind on the building s foundation. oncrete also hel s to control the motion of the building the swaying movement that people feel inside the tower on windy days, he ex lains. Sinn promises that building motion on the topmost occuied floor, the th, will be fine. “ ecause of the sha e 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. his 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 o un, e etit rince, and itfire collections, including several limited editions. With just 250 pieces, the
Pilot’s Watch Timezoner Spitfire Edition “The Longest Flight” , mar s 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 intage itfire this summer, the s ecial 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 flybac function and a s ecial de ice 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€™S HIPNESS SOARS
Fernet is often enjoyed as a digestif.
maro, an herbal, bittersweet Italian liqueur, finds its origins in medie al A health care. bsessed with the restor-
ati e owers of alchemy and natural botanicals, medie al mon s and friars in abbeys across taly often ex erimented with mixing and matching li uor and wine with herbs. he mon s stuc mostly to ingredients that could be found nearby, ensuring that o er the centuries different amari the lural form of the drin began ta ing on regional eculiarities. itter orange in icily. hubarb in Alto Adige. Articho e in Milan. he bac woods elixir was used to aid digestion and stimulate the a etite. ecause sugar was a high riced commodity, most arieties were uite bitter. t wasn t until the th century that amari began to edge into commercial roduction. ome of the bigger brands today were formed around this time ernet ranca , Amaro ucano , and am ari . ow, two centuries later, amaro is ha ing its moment. rom ondon to o yo, mixologists are em loying amari in their coc tails and in the now 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 nown layers are am ari, a bright citrus infusion often used in coc tails such as the egroni gin, am ari, sweet red ermouth , and ernet, some mixture of myrrh, rhubarb, chamomile, cardamom, aloe, and saffron in a gra e based s irit, often ser ed as a digestif. ut there are many others, ranging from lighter tasting arieties Montenegro, onino, and ecchio Amaro del a o to sugary A erna, Meletti, ama otti or iney r ulio to bold and smo y ucca abarbaro, fumato abarbaro . rices er bottle range from or so to hundreds of dollars for the intage stuff. Fernet-Branca
“ he craft coc tail cra e has really brought some beautiful s irits to the forefront of eo le s minds,” says Michael ohns, bar manager at Ma le Ash in hicago. “ see eo le ordering A erol s rit to start uite often now.” te hen ur ins y, head bartender at roof, a coc tail bar in an iego, attributes much of amaro s o ularity to the alate ex anding conse uences of America s culinary re i al o er the ast decade, as well as its craft beer cra e. Whereas the American alate used to stic mostly to sugar or salt, “ eo le are en oying more bitter things now,” ur ins y says. After all, it isn t that big of a transition from a ho y A to a bitter ernet. owadays, he adds, “Any good uality coc tail bar should ha e to different amari in stoc .” Maximiliano all e alletta, head bartender at Montreal s rasserie es nfants erribles, has also seen an u tic in amari orders. Most customers, he says, consume it in coc tails rather than ta ing it neat as he li es 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 ta e a shot of amaro “to celebrate life.” t is o ular nowadays, he adds, for bartenders to substitute amaro for ermouth. “Any decent coc tail bar now has its own amaro twist that is worth chec ing out.” wa ing in amaro for traditionally used li uors is something of a trend. At roof, ur ins y li es substituting Montenegro amaro for rum in coladas. “ t com letely changes coc tails,” he says. “ en ust swa ing out different amari.” e also ma es a mean itter iuse e, e ual arts ynar amaro and sweet ermouth with a hint of lemon and salt. e adds, “ t s rad to see more eo le come to the bar and say, ey, ma e me something with ynar, or, What s that amaro ha en 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.
Main: Chloe List; top right: Publican Quality Bread
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 a er in and . “ or me, ba ing became this ritual of growing with your product. It’s something a lot of chefs are intimidated by. It’s ali e. t s scientific.” Wade, , isn t ma ing bread in a commercial ba ery. e is the head baker at Publican Quality Bread in Chicago, where artisanal bread rules. The bakery opened nearly seven years ago and provides loa es to about hicago area restaurants, in addition to the other restaurants in its hos itality grou , including Avec, Publican Quality Meats, and Blackbird. The bakery ma es around different ty es of bread on a erage, including ciabatta, country sourdough, baguette, and dark rye. Artisanal breads are the next item you’ll be seeing more of in the increasingly o ular farm to table and organics dri en 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 integ rity 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 rocesses result in com lex, dee ly fla orful loa es with dar ,
crunchy crusts and an irregular loo ing crumb (holes are symbols of natural fermentation). The long fermentation, yeast, and bacteria produce bread with more “character, de th of fla or, and lasting taste and aroma,” Wade says. Crucial to the success of the busi ness, 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 ba ing the dough in a large cast iron an if you don t ha e a hearth and o en flame. “Put the pot with the lid in the oven, reheat it to degrees ahrenheit with the pot inside so it gets hot. When ready to bake, score your bread, drop it in the ot and ba e 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 li e boule, miche, batard,” he says. “You’ll start seeing enriched doughs for whole grain astry.” 59
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hen Tuscany comes to mind, we might imagine Chianti’s lush, ri ling 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, belo ed for its uaint illages, rugged coastline, and world class wines, signifies much more to al atore erragamo, grandson of the e onymous 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 lo e, which e ol ed o er years. is father, erruccio, urchased the deteriorating , acre estate in and launched an in de th restoration of the th century ro erty. oday, l orro is a sanctuary, reser ing centuries of uscan history while honoring the land on which it was built. “My family and are in lo e with this stunning iece of taly,” says erragamo, , “so much that we actually s end our holidays at l orro.” nderstandable, since the estate, set outside the town of Are o, features rooms and suites, a winery, medieval village, spa, two restaurants, and expansive grounds with o ortunities for hi ing, golfing, tru e hunting, horsebac riding, and other outdoor acti ities. he erragamos still li e in the region, ta ing ad antage of its nature, s orts, art, history, and, of course, food and wine. e shares some of his fa orite s ots with Reside. FOR FOOD AND WINE LOVERS
You can spend your days in Tuscany touring vineyards and tasting ino from hardonnay to hianti to u er uscan and immersing yourself in uscan winema ing. erragamo s to ic s include astiglion del osco owned by his uncle, Massimo erragamo , Antinori, rescobaldi, etrolo located near l orro , and Argentiera in the olgheri area. e insists that the gra e har est usually from August through ctober, 60
or those loo ing to ta e in beautiful art, it’s worthwhile dedicating several days to the master ieces of the i allery, l uomo, and the Accademia, home of Michelangelo s famous statue of a id, all in lorence. ut art enthusiasts shouldn t sto there. erragamo recommends ala o itti, the argello, the Museum of an Marco, and the Museo dell'Opera del Duomo. “The palaces and churches that define lorence are also mar elous,” he says. erragamo says may be the best year to isit the region because it mar s years since eonardo da inci s death. he countryside of aldarno di o ra, one of uscany s ri ed wine regions, is said to have inspired the bac ground landsca e in da inci s Mona Lisa. he omanes ue bridge of onte uriano, built in along the ancient ia assia etus close to l orro, is also in the ainting. he festi ities in aldarno ha e already begun. inally, in inci, don t miss the Museo Leonardiano, a museum dedicated to the artist in his nati e town. rom A ril to o . , “Alle origini del enio” he rigins of enius eonardo will be on exhibit.
is best for a isit, as it resents “a real celebration of uscan culture.” Wine is a huge draw to the region, but considering this is taly, so is the food. n lorence, the region s ca ital, chefs showcase uscany s bounty of ingredients. Ann eolde and her team at noteca inchiorri are one of erragamo s ersonal fa orites. here, you can indulge in the Discovery Menu a selection of dishes ranging from borlotti bean sou to charcoal duc breast. “ also lo e to ha e a light lunch at antinetta Antinori,” he says. And close to Are o, he adores istorante a orre 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
HOPE JAHREN, LAB GIRL
“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
NIGEL SLATER, TOAST
“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 arallels with ric i ert s boo . 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. Mura ami writes, ain is ine itable. uffering is o tional. 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 i ert, newscaster obin oberts, and ra er 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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SWEAT SMART HOME- GYM EQUIPMENT GETS A MAJOR TECH FACELIFT
repare to increase your screen time as you burn calories. The latest P fitness cra e 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
THE FITNESS COMMITMENT PHOBE
The stylish, wall-mounted Mirror is just that a mirror that offers yoga, barre, boxing, Pilates, and cardio classes, each customi able to fit the user s ability and fitness goals. he Mirror connects to Bluetooth heart-rate monitors or the Apple Watch to track your movement and provide real-time customization. he Mirror, at , , offers more 64
than 50 live-streaming classes per week, allowing users who pay a $39 monthly fee to work out with friends under the s illed eye of instructors from fitness studios across the U.S. Each user can enter their fitness goals, class references, 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.
THE WEIGHT LIFTER
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 gi en a ersonali ed 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. he fitness system offers s ecialty
If traditional workouts leave you bored, the new fitness ex erience from caros, a German company, will allow you to burn calories while flying or di ing through virtual landscapes. Icaros Stationary Home is a virtual reality machine that encourages gamers to im ro e reflexes, balance, and coordination through a multi layer latform that intensifies based u on 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.
Tonal is a wallmounted machine for weight lifting.
Peloton is now a household name in the s in 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 membershi 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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740 17th Avenue Extraordinary updated East of Market home. High-end designer finishes give way to a grand entrance with vaulted ceilings and custom cement tile. Brand new hardwood floors, chef’s kitchen, spa-like master suite and a private backyard. Just minutes from all that Kirkland living has to offer. KIRKLAND/EASTSIDE BROKERAGE BRIAN HOPPER +1 425.201.5115 | BRIAN.HOPPER@RSIR.COM HOPPERGROUPRE.COM, PROPERTY ID: 1147615
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10700 Northeast Fourth Street #4102 Soar to the 41st floor of Bellevue Towers to a penthouse that elevates luxury living to new heights. Situated across 3,561 square feet, no detail was spared in this refined 3 bedroom, 3.5 bathroom home. An open concept brings one into the living room, where walls of windows meet custom built-in cabinetry for the collector and a cozy fireplace. Step onto the wraparound balcony where views of Bellevue Park and Mt. Rainier extend into Lake Washington as the Emerald City shimmers in the background. Chef’s kitchen with state-of-the-art appliances for culinary adventures, striking wall of windows and private terrace off the master, hardwood floors, automated Luton blinds, ample storage, and three parking spaces to suit the resident’s needs. LEED Gold Certified building with a bevy of amenities at the heart of Bellevue and easy access to the Eastside’s growing tech corridor. KIRKLAND/EASTSIDE BROKERAGE EDDIE CHANG +1 425.678.2288 | EDDIE.CHANG@RSIR.COM BELLEVUEPENTHOUSE.COM, PROPERTY ID: 1202890
THE PONDEROSA KIRKLAND, WASHINGTON
13255 Northeast 97th Listed for the first time, this is a rare opportunity to create a custom retreat tailored to your vision. The Ponderosa is a 12-acre property comprised of 8 adjacent unincorporated parcels with mostly level/minimal varying grade. It is located in a residential setting approximately 3 miles northeast of Kirkland and 3 miles northwest of Redmond, just minutes from tech centers on the Eastside. There is a beautiful ranch home on the property with an eastern/southeastern aspect. The magical surroundings have been accumulated one by one since 1985. A topographic map is available upon request. Explore the possibilities in this true Pacific Northwest find. KIRKLAND/EASTSIDE BROKERAGE BECKY GRAY +1 206.605.1927 | BECKY.GRAY@RSIR.COM EASTSIDEGLOBALADVISOR.COM, PROPERTY ID: 1399739
THE ICONIC MEDINA WATERFRONT ESTATE MEDINA, WASHINGTON
Undisclosed Address The Iconic Medina Waterfront Estate represented the most expensive sale ever recorded in the Northwest Multiple Listing Service, at $26.75M. A private driveway lined with magnificent hedges gives way to a majestic 2.5-acre property on Lake Washington in the heart of Medina graced by 150 feet of waterfront with a sweeping southern Mount Rainier view. One is overtaken by a sense of awe at the beautiful English gardens, which are registered with the Smithsonian.
A timeless and refined legacy estate, the traditional clinker brick home is complemented by an impressive carriage house with a grand interior guest loft designed by acclaimed architect George Suyama. Enveloped in greenery, the estateâ€™s main residence offers gracious spaces which invite intimate fireside evenings or grand entertaining. KIRKLAND/EASTSIDE BROKERAGE BECKY GRAY +1 206.605.1927 | BECKY.GRAY@RSIR.COM EASTSIDEGLOBALADVISOR.COM, PROPERTY ID: 1195593
METICULOUSLY RENOVATED MEDINA HOME MEDINA, WASHINGTON
8245 Northeast 8th Street Ideally located and meticulously renovated Medina home. Sited on a private 17,000 square foot lot on a quiet one-way street, this home offers a tranquil setting minutes from Medina parks, schools and downtown Bellevue. Effortless entertaining spaces, luxurious master and more. KIRKLAND/EASTSIDE BROKERAGE BRITT WIBMER +1 206.683.1737 | BRITT@BRITTSPICKS.COM BRITTSPICKS.COM, PROPERTY ID: 1351099
IDYLLIC LIVING AT HUNTS POINT HUNTS POINT, WASHINGTON
8304 Hunts Point Circle Relaxed elegance, effortless centrality and an idyllic, sunny corner lot brimming with fun at Hunts Point. The chef’s kitchen opens to entertaining areas and the inspired backyard, while a spacious master has it’s own private deck—this home checks all the boxes! KIRKLAND/EASTSIDE BROKERAGE BRITT WIBMER +1 206.683.1737 | BRITT@BRITTSPICKS.COM BRITTSPICKS.COM, PROPERTY ID: 1306932
GORGEOUS RESALE AT TIMBERLINE RIDGE SAMMAMISH, WASHINGTON
2502 206th Place Northeast This gorgeous Burnstead resale is situated within the coveted Timberline Ridge community in Sammamish. The home unfolds across 3,127 square feet of thoughtfully designed living space with four bedrooms, a bonus space and two full baths on the upper level. The three-quarter bath on the main is convenient while entertaining guests in the living room with a cozy gas fireplace.
A dream kitchen is primed to meet even the most ambitious of culinary endeavors, complete with granite countertops, a double oven, stainless steel appliances, a gas range and custom backsplash. Other appointments include air conditioning and plantation shades to keep you cool, and French doors that unfold to a tranquil deck overlooking the greenbelt. The three-car garage is perfect for the hobbyist with ample space to hold cars and toys! KIRKLAND/EASTSIDE BROKERAGE JENNIFER MICHAELS +1 425.238.7094 | JENNIFER.MICHAELS@RSIR.COM THEJENNIFERMICHAELS.COM, PROPERTY ID: 1279888
EDMONDS COASTAL LIVING EDMONDS, WASHINGTON
16330 75th Place West Step into a spectacular Northwest Contemporary home with sweeping, unobstructed waterfront views. Meticulous attention to detail includes custom high-end finishes throughout and a gourmet chef’s kitchen primed to meet the needs of any culinary endeavor. Open concept in the kitchen, living, dining, office and deck areas provides seamless living whether it’s an intimate evening or grand entertaining. The family room affords a kitchenette for convenience, a game area, and a Fleetwood door that opens up to a patio that meets the full expanse of the home. Expansive floor to ceiling windows provide westerly views of the Puget Sound, Olympic Mountains and Whidbey Island. Enjoy a NW resort lifestyle with low-bank waterfront access and a buoy in front of the home. Feel as though you are on vacation every day. DOWNTOWN SEATTLE BROKERAGE NIKO RAPTIS +1 206.778.4848 | NIKO.RAPTIS@RSIR.COM NIKORAPTISHOMES.COM, PROPERTY ID: 1409067
WOODWAY HIGHLANDS CRAFTSMAN WOODWAY, WASHINGTON
24156 West Greystone Lane Welcome to this gorgeous Craftsman home in the prestigious Woodway Highlands community. Beautiful custom stained hardwood floors with stone slab accents and soaring ceilings welcome you to this 4,038 square foot estate. The gourmet chef’s kitchen offers granite countertops with stainless steel appliances while the living room and great room afford cozy fireplaces for gatherings during winter nights. A master bedroom with an ensuite bath on the main floor provides convenience for daily living. A dramatic custom staircase leads to the second floor with a guest suite, two extra bedrooms, and an oversized media/recreation room for movie nights. Whether enjoying a glass of bubbles by the hot tub or entertaining friends inside or in the spacious backyard, this is the home you’ve been waiting for! DOWNTOWN SEATTLE BROKERAGE NIKO RAPTIS +1 206.778.4848 | NIKO.RAPTIS@RSIR.COM NIKORAPTISHOMES.COM, PROPERTY ID: 1410543
BAINBRIDGE ISLAND SHINGLE-STYLE HOME BAINBRIDGE ISLAND, WASHINGTON
13404 Northeast Cambridge Crest Way Classic Nantucket Shingle-Style home designed by Robert Stern, one of America’s greatest architects. This romantic and stately home is located in the peaceful and elegant island community of Hidden Cove Estates on Bainbridge Island. This noteworthy residential community is a 35 minute ferry ride away from downtown Seattle enhanced by over 100 acres of natural wooded preserve with miles of trails and nearby waterfront dock. The home features a chef’s kitchen with honed granite counters, an open great room with American Cherry floors, a traditional blue stone fireplace, French doors to a grand covered porch, a main floor master suite with fine tile work and a cathedral ceiling, and 1.3 acres of private and mature landscaping. Four bedrooms, four baths with just under 3,800 square feet of living space. BAINBRIDGE ISLAND BROKERAGE LEAH APPLEWHITE +1 206.387.0439 | LEAH@LEAHAPPLEWHITE.COM LEAHAPPLEWHITE.COM, PROPERTY ID: 1409653
LUXURY WATERFRONT HOME BAINBRIDGE ISLAND, WASHINGTON
15733 Point Monroe Drive Northeast This luxury beachfront retreat is the perfect place for those who want to play and relax alike. Enjoy the serenity of living surrounded by water, from sunrises over the city to sunsets over the mountains. An entertainer’s paradise, this custom Reese Construction home allows for fun in the sun and cozy nights by the state-of-the-art fireplace. Award-winning architect Mack Pearl helped design and capitalize on the stunning views of the Sound and Seattle from every window and balconies off both sides of the great room. Point Monroe is a magical place to live and is unlike anywhere else in the world. Breezy beach life includes a pass-through garage, large dock, outdoor shower and beachside kitchen. The incredible kitchen features Wolf, SubZero and Miele appliances and a flexible dining space, while the lower level includes a bathroom, bedroom and bonus space. BAINBRIDGE ISLAND BROKERAGE ARTHUR MORTELL +1 206.310.1471 | ARTHUR.MORTELL@RSIR.COM GEORG SYVERTSEN +1 206.660.1340 | GEORG.SYVERTSEN@RSIR.COM MOVINGTOBAINBRIDGE.COM, PROPERTY ID: 1321960
CUSTOM WATERFRONT HOME POULSBO, WASHINGTON
2561 Northwest Canal View Way Now Pending: Sparkling water and mountain views greet through the western windows of this John Trapp home. Open concept living with vaulted ceilings and natural light, two main floor masters, a cozy media room, creative flex space, storage and stairs to your own Hood Canal beach. BAINBRIDGE ISLAND BROKERAGE MEG BURKETT +1 360.271.7426 | MEG.BURKETT@RSIR.COM MEGBURKETT.RSIR.COM, PROPERTY ID: 1404642
NW CONTEMPORARY WATERFRONT ANACORTES, WASHINGTON
2404 Washington Court Immerse yourself in a relaxed and fulfilling lifestyle in this luxurious NW Contemporary waterfront home perched above Puget Sound’s scenic beauty. Open concept home with walls of glass, wraparound deck, luxurious appointments, a wine cellar, art niches, and three-car garage. KIRKLAND/EASTSIDE BROKERAGE CINDY CYR +1 425.985.7920 | CINDY.CYR@RSIR.COM MARY NELSON +1 206.669.5146 | MARY.NELSON@RSIR.COM NORTHWESTLUXURYINANACORTES.COM, PROPERTY ID: 1294964
SERENITY AT POSSESSION POINT WHIDBEY ISLAND, WASHINGTON
8045 Possession Road Walls of windows frame panoramic Sound and coastline vistas in a distinctive pace of life on Whidbey Island. Over two acres of lush grounds, a grand entrance with 30-foot ceilings, an open kitchen, sumptuous master wing, custom media room, library, community beach and more. MADISON PARK BROKERAGE BONI BUSCEMI +1 206.259.0012 | BONI.BUSCEMI@RSIR.COM BONIB.COM, PROPERTY ID: 1313858
PRIVATE RESORT HOME QUINCY, WASHINGTON
23903 Crescent Bay Drive Northwest Magnificent views of the Columbia River and basalt cliffs in Crescent Bay Resort. Inviting great room plan with two large sliding doors, four bedrooms, a bonus and large rec room—perfect for entertaining. Luxurious details, extended garage, community pool, tennis court and path to beach. KIRKLAND/EASTSIDE BROKERAGE SABINE JACQUES +1 425.208.2827 | SABINE.JACQUES@RSIR.COM CRESCENTBARREALTY.COM, PROPERTY ID: 1408746
CORMORANT BAY ESTATE ORCAS ISLAND, WASHINGTON
945 Cormorant Bay Road “Once in a lifetime” a rare storybook opportunity presents itself. This irreplaceable estate of unsurpassed Northwest/Salish Sea beauty is nestled in the breathtaking San Juan Islands just north of Seattle. The primary estate residence—greatly influenced by Frank Lloyd Wright—boasts a 10,000 square foot manse constructed of reinforced concrete and exotic hardwoods with all day rooms (7 bedrooms/6 baths) showcasing westward-facing vistas with unimaginable sunsets. The charming ‘petite’ guest home (2 bedrooms/2 baths) offers fireplaces and a deck onto the beach. Both homes are sited at the water’s edge on their private cove and beach. Located on 118 acres of wooded fir, uplands, lowlands and meandering trails along 2,300 feet at the ocean’s edge—there is even a second secret beach! This estate offers an irreplaceable grandfathered year-round deep water docking system, caretaker’s facility with equipment, 24 foot Boston Whaler, and even a custom 9-hole golf course! A true “turnkey estate.” MADISON PARK BROKERAGE PETER PHILLIPS +1 206.949.3555 | PETER.PHILLIPS@RSIR.COM CORMORANTBAYESTATE.COM, PROPERTY ID: 1004812
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TEANAWAY FARMS CLE ELUM, WASHINGTON
3431-4061 Teanaway Road Nestled on 72 acres in the bucolic Teanaway Valley is this carefully planned gentleman’s farm developed over three decades. Contiguous to nearly 2 million acres of national forest, the stunning primary residence sits above a quite fabulous equine “livery” featuring imported woods, lighting and historic carriage and sleigh. A second Rocky Mountain log home, two guest cabins on a whimsical pond, and bunkhouses with commercial outdoor kitchen, comfortably accommodate 24 guests! Rare ‘perfected’ water rights allow an invaluable 300 acre feet from the Teanaway River, plus 3 deep wells providing H20 through 70 miles of underground irrigation. The productive farm includes organic gardens, orchard, and 45 acres of the world’s finest Timothy hay. A working farm requires a suite of equipment and everything is included. 90 minutes from Seattle and 1 hour from Leavenworth and Wenatchee. MADISON PARK BROKERAGE PETER PHILLIPS +1 206.949.3555 | PETER.PHILLIPS@RSIR.COM TEANAWAYFARMS.COM, PROPERTY ID: 1317652
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KODA CHINATOWN-INTERNATIONAL DISTRICT | SEATTLE, WASHINGTON
450 South Main Street Downtown Seattle’s historic International District has long been home to culture, cuisine, and conveniences befitting of its urban renaissance today. At its heart is KODA, an artfully-inspired condominium and the firstof-its-kind offering set to rise in Japantown perfectly centered between King Street Station, Pioneer Square, Seattle’s new waterfront and the Central Business District. Homes have been ergonomically designed and efficiently scaled to maximize utility and amplify living with illuminating walls of windows and convertible spaces that adapt with your needs. Interiors are expressed in two chic palettes with a myriad of contemporary elements and options for personalization. KODA’s village-inspired amenities include concierge services and a co-working lobby, a fitness studio and yoga room, a library and conference room, a Zen garden and above all a skybar and theater, fireside lounge, catering kitchen with private dining room, and a rooftop terrace with BBQ’s and firepits—all enveloped by views of the city landmarks, Elliott Bay, Mount Rainier and the Olympic Mountains.
203 CONDOMINIUMS — STUDIO, URBAN ONE, ONE AND TWO BEDROOMS+ PRICED FROM BELOW $400,000 TO $1.5 MILLION+ FOR OCCUPANCY MID 2020 | OWNKODA.COM OFFERED BY DA LI INTERNATIONAL, LLC
GRIDIRON PIONEER SQUARE | SEATTLE, WASHINGTON
590 First Avenue South Past and future meld in contemporary residences crafted of concrete, steel and glass atop a historic building. Voluminous living spaces meet penthouse level amenities including a great room with exhibition kitchen, fitness center and wrap-around deck with expansive views. Live at the doorstep of Seattle’s new waterfront, the Stadium District, Pioneer Square and the King Street Station regional transportation hub. 107 RESIDENCES — URBAN ONE, ONE AND TWO BEDROOMS + LOFTS PRICED FROM THE $500,000S TO $1.1 MILLION+ IMMEDIATE OCCUPANCY | GRIDIRONCONDOS.COM OFFERED BY GRIDIRON INVESTORS, LLC
INFINITY SHORE CLUB ALKI BEACH | SEATTLE, WASHINGTON
1250 Alki Avenue Southwest A new paradigm for luxury living has come ashore to Alki Beach in West Seattle offering matchless design, unparalleled finishes and extraordinary beach club amenities including a grand atrium for entertaining, outdoor swimming pool overlooking the waterfront, and a rooftop terrace with commanding views from downtown Seattle across Puget Sound to the Olympic Mountains. 40 LUXURY CONDOMINIUM ESTATES — ONE + DEN, TWO AND THREE BEDROOMS PRICED FROM THE $1 MILLIONS TO $4 MILLION+ FOR OCCUPANCY 2020 | INFINITYSHORECLUB.COM OFFERED BY SOLTERRA PERCH, LLC
THE PINNACLE AT ALKI ALKI BEACH | SEATTLE, WASHINGTON
1118 Alki Avenue Southwest Experience 200-degrees of spectacular vistas of the skyline, Elliott Bay and Olympic Mountains. This limited collection of generous half-floor condominiums offers walls of floor-to-ceiling windows, northwest contemporary design, uncompromising quality and a rooftop terrace with BBQ’s and outdoor fireside seating. This bayside location is just moments from Alki Beach and the West Seattle foot ferry to downtown Seattle. 10 CONDOMINIUM RESIDENCES — 3 BEDROOMS (1,806 TO 2,128 SF) PRICED FROM BELOW $1.5 MILLION TO $2.2 MILLION+ FOR OCCUPANCY SPRING 2019 | THEPINNACLEATALKI.COM OFFERED BY 11 @ ALKI, LLC
JADE RESIDENCES TOTEM LAKE | KIRKLAND, WASHINGTON
11903 Northeast 128th Street Adjacent to the Village at Totem Lake lifestyle center and surrounded by a vibrant, walkable urban neighborhood on the rise, Jade offers attainably-priced, new construction condominium residences moments from Facebook, Microsoft, Google and other regional employment centers. Robust amenities include a concierge, great room with exhibition kitchen, fitness center and indoor/outdoor entertaining spaces. 134 RESIDENCES — STUDIO, ONE, ONE + DEN AND TWO BEDROOMS PRICED FROM BELOW $400,000 TO $900,000+ FOR OCCUPANCY 2020 | JADEKIRKLAND.COM OFFERED BY TERRENE URBAN, LLC
ENCORE AT COLUMBIA STATION COLUMBIA CITY | SEATTLE, WASHINGTON
4561 Martin Luther King Junior Way South Homeownership is within reach at these inspired condominiums located at the Columbia City LINK Light Rail Station and a short stroll from one of Seattle’s most vibrant and nostalgic urban centers. Amenities include concierge services and a co-working lounge, controlled-access underground parking, a community bike room, fitness studio, resident’s lounge with kitchen, rooftop terrace and more. 96 CONDOMINIUMS — STUDIO, URBAN ONE, ONE AND TWO BEDROOMS PRICED FROM BELOW $300,000 TO $700,000+ FOR OCCUPANCY 2020 | ENCORECOLUMBIACITY.COM OFFERED BY BDR URBAN, LLC
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