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ISSUE 15 2016 £5.99 ESP €4,95

WORLDWIDE PROPERTY BIBLE

R E A L E S TAT E

INTERIOR DESIGN

GARDENS

FURNITURE

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ROOMS WITH A VIEW The Rise of the Vertical Village

GOLF RESIDENCES The Epitome of Luxury Living

WHAT LIES BENEATH Going Underground

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The First Word from Our Editor The start of 2016 brings with it some existing news for Perfect Homes International Magazine, because this year the magazine goes GLOBAL. Perfect Homes International Magazine already benefits from a healthy worldwide audience via its apps and social media activities but now thanks to a lot of hard work hard copies of the magazine can now be purchased in stores across Europe, the UK, and the USA. Reflecting our worldwide audience within this edition we take a look at property investments from around the world, we spotlight the growing trend in “Vertical Villages” as skyscrapers bring us ever closer to living within the clouds and map the evolution of the smart home. Today the world is growing at an alarming rate and properties prices now demand a premium so what is one to do? Self-building is an option and surprisingly is also very affordable. If you are considering venturing down the self-build path then our feature “Are you considering building your dream home” it is a must read, it offers tips and advise on how to budget your project and will hopefully help steer you away from any major pitfalls and disasters. If that wasn’t enough we also bring you all our regular features from interior news to what celebrities are selling their homes plus present a stunning array of properties for sale. What more could you ask for! So sit back grab yourself a coffee and enjoy. Mr Stan Israel

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Style News

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Natural Light - Creating Spaces

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Interior News

A round up of what’s new within interior design and furnishings

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Designing Marbella

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Distinctive Design

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Building your Dream Home

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International Property News

Spring is in the air - Style trends for 2016

A breath-taking aquatic kingdom. Villa Mandalay blurs the line between natural and man-made to create a tropical environment like no other Presenting new property developments from around the world

114 Celebrity House Hunting

Want to live like a superstar? Here we review the homes of the rich and famous currently for sale

173 Finishing Touches

The Romance of a Flickering Flame

183 Investment Oppotunities

Welcome to the Era of Vertical Villages

Utilise natural light within your home to maximise its size and potential An interview with renowned architect Tony Murphy Advice & tips to consider before taking the plunge into self-build world

132 Keeping your Eye on the Ball

The epitome of luxurious living - Golf course residences

144 Cooking up a Storm

Nothings says more about a kitchen that the cooker, here we review the top 5 brands

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pring is nearly upon us and as we enter into a new season we look at how to refresh and rejuvenate our homes. Whether your style is contemporary, avant-garde or minimalist, interior design trends for 2016 is focused towards turning your home into a desirable space that will embody definitive style.

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Pastel Palettes 2016 colour palette is filled with soothing, delicate shades of soft pastels. Think brown-hued neutrals, beachy driftwood tones, natural brights and foggy translucent. These are warm, down-to-earth colours that promote a sense of serenity which paired with Rose Quartz are Pantone’s picks for 2016 Colours of the Year. The new pastel shades of 2016 are more natural and pigment-infused than the popular shades of seasons past offering a vibrant yet subdued tone.Mid-tone greys will also play a huge part in this seasons colour trend providing a colour offset that isn’t the standard boring white.

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Warm Metals are HOT 2015 was dominated by metallic shades of silver, especially within upholstery and window fashions. This season the shift has moved towards the bathroom and kitchen space, with rose gold, brass, copper and gold set to dominate. Taps, radiators or lamps paired with raw, natural materials such as marble and wood create a sophisticated style that will never go out of fashion. A statement look for the ages!

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From the padding in our sofas to the premium wood sourced for counter worktops, sustainability is at the heart of everything this year. Think re-purposing, reinventing, reusing and recycling – woods will be a major material to watch out for especially untreated woods for countertops or dining room furniture.

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To make a house feel like a home it needs contrasts and textiles this season will focus on creating an environment that is cosy and comfortable and playful yet sophisticated. Favourites are faux fur, suede and crushed velvet mixed together to create relaxing silhouettes.

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Pretty Pendants

Lighting trends will continue to move away from chandeliers, embracing pendants in all shapes, sizes, materials, and price points. For 2016, expect to see pendant lighting embrace a more glam and sophisticated look by incorporating glass, metals, and painted finishes.

Minerals & Natural Materials

Natural materials in design is a huge trend. As more global and environmental awareness issues become front and centre, people want to feel more and become aware of the beauty of nature’s minerals and the resilience of and sustainability of using natural fibres. Look out for geode book ends, marble bowls, natural stones set into cement counters, and unpolished precious stones turned into door pulls. PERFECT HOMES INTERNATIONAL MAGAZINE

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DESIGN: Melting Pot a contemporary Tower of Babel Design by Sandro Santantonio

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Axo Light is one of the most dynamic companies in the rich and complex world of Italian design. Created in the inland Venice area in 1996, from the outset it combined Italian passion for design with a strong international focus and soon became one of the leading companies in the high quality indoor lighting sector. Inspired by the Venetian tradition of glass making, Axo Light has explored the widest possible range of working methods and innovative materials among which crystal, fabric, ceramics, metal, cast aluminium and injected ABS. Axo Light creations are never solely governed by market logic, but each one is the result of inspiration. They are products that are never ‘casual’, because their main aim is to embody emotion and values through creativity.

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The newest light to the collection is Melting Pot a contemporary Tower of Babel features a variety of shapes and decorations mingled harmoniously Melting Pot is a collection of pendant and wall-mounted luminaires made up of lampshades with different shapes and decorations assembled together: a novel Tower of Babel, where the diversity of colours and shapes generates harmony. What emerges is a charming architectural construction, an appealing blend of apparently conflicting characters and styles revealing the talent and ideas of a designer bent on creating a contemporary, multi-faceted light source. Light and dark patterns outside, white and gold interiors The lampshades are proposed in pre-defined combinations of light and dark patterns, the former with white interior and the latter with gold interior. The decorative motifs of the external patterns include subtly optical designs, stripes, squares and elegant stylised floral motifs – all the same on both light and dark versions. Pendant luminaires available in three different sizes The lampshade unit is held together by means of elastic braces. The framework of the lampshades is made of iron rods coated with self-extinguishing PVC coupled with printed fabric. The gold PVC finish of the interior of the dark version is opaque, while the PVC of the light version allows light to filter through. The pendant luminaires are available in three different sizes: Ø 102 cm with 3 lights, Ø 51 cm with a single light and 120 cm with 4 lights. The wall-mounted luminaire comes in a single version with two lights (37 cm base)

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Furniture designer Alejandro Estrada’s “The Pipo Chair” epitomizes elegance and innovation. This gracefully curving wooden chair design is made from 29 wooden strands cut from only two pieces of plywood. The idea was to create a monolithic piece from one material that opens in the outside encasing the centre. Stretched at the centre, the armchair has its own gesture, evoking a simple movement that allows light to pass through it, revealing its natural contours. A matte polyurethane finish is added to provide a small range of classic colour options. Available in black, white and tan. For more information visit: www.piegatto.com

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A reality like no other

Furniture designer Stelios Mousarris has created “Wave City,” an amazing coffee table that takes inspiration from the 2010 movie Inception. In the film Ellen Page’s character folds an entire city on top of itself while inside a dream and it is this gravity-defying concept that Stelios has portrayed in his newest creation. The table looks relatively normal from the top, but beneath it portrays a mind boggling of a table literally folding onto itself, complete with intricate buildings of different shapes and sizes. Made with a balanced mixture of wood, steel and 3D printed technology the Wave City Coffee Table costs €5,000, which is considerably less than Nolan’s $160 million budget for making “Inception,” but sadly Leonardo DiCaprio is not included. For more information visit: www.mousarris.com

New range - unique - eco friendly Vavoom Emporium is an Australian Online (and bricks and mortar) Furniture and Homewares business that showcases the latest ranges of Modern & Contemporary, Antique Style, French Style, Vintage, Retro & Industrial Style Furniture, Mirrored Furniture, European & Internationally Inspired Furniture, Lighting, Mirrors, Occasional Pieces, Bedding & Bed Linen. Its latest range Uniqua stands out as furniture that attracts so much attention. The design sits between Hamptons and white African style. Ethos is simple: to supply contemporary design inspired by nature and ethnic culture that fits into modern environments. With this policy in mind, recycled and plantation woods are predominantly used in the range. Being eco-friendly and sustainably responsible are part of core attributes. Uniqwa as the name describes is uniqueness with a difference. A strong but not predominant African flavour, which can be interpreted by its tribal nature. Simplicity and function combine with art which creates this unique brand It is organic, earthy and naturally modern. For more information visit: http://www.vavoom.com.au PERFECT HOMES INTERNATIONAL MAGAZINE

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Luxurious supervillain armchair made of gold Looking to make a statement – then this is the piece for you! This unique edition, entirely handmade and handcrafted is truly one-of-a-kind. While it looks like a run-of-the-mill armchair from the side, from the back it’s a gold skull. Designed by French artist Harold Sangouard, also known as Harow this chair seems worthy of apart in one of the Marvel comic book franchises as it seems the ideal piece for someone plotting world domination! Handcrafted in Paris, it is made of reinforced fiberglass with a steel internal frame, covered in 24-karat gold which is why this piece is priced at a handsome $500,000.00 for those looking for a cheaper alternative there is the high gloss black edition. For more information visit: www.harow.fr

Keeping it cool British designer Tom Dixon in collaboration with Caesarstone has created a kitchen designed to resemble jagged chunks of ice. As part of a year-long collaboration the first design titled “Ice” was unveiled at the Interior Design Show in Toronto in January. Dixon drew inspiration from the jagged pieces of ice left over when Canada’s frozen lakes are cleared by icebreakers during the winter. Seats with sharp geometrical edges are paired with slicksurfaced worktops in bleak shades ranging from Vanilla Noir to Statuario Nuvo and an appropriately named ‘Melt’ lighting, create a coldly industrial setting. Ice kitchen is the first of four kitchens themed around the elements of Ice, Fire, Earth and Air. The concept also celebrates local foods from four chosen cities. The next design will be based on Milan, and will be unveiled in April during the city’s design week. The final two designs will be revealed later in the year in North America and Asia. For more information visit: www.caesarstone.com

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Intricate and Playful Deesawat the eco-friendly wood design company has come up with an interesting and playful outdoor light concept inspired by the shape of chimneys the ‘UP LAMP’ series is made from offcuts of wood which when looked at from afar take-on an accordionlike appearance towards their upper section creating a unique lighting experience and evening atmosphere For more information visit: www.deesawat.com

More than a side table more a piece of art The new exclusive Osiris Side Table designed by Jose Queiros for the Osiris family is a statement piece of furniture. Inspired by the Egyptian pyramids, the table is predominantly made of brass with a top finished in Palisander wood veneer. The use of these materials is a combination of tradition, lightness and sophistication, making Osiris Side Table a unique furniture piece. This side table is available in two versions, gold brushed brass and white lacquered fiberglass. Clean design, emotional and creative. These are the core goals behind the development of Osiris. For more information visit: www.bitangra.com PERFECT HOMES INTERNATIONAL MAGAZINE

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www.capblancibiza.com

They say it’s the lifestyle that makes Ibiza the place of unparalleled beauty Ibiza the place of unparalleled beauty within the Mediterranean sea. The culture, the luxury, the atmosphere… produce a sense of a relaxation and peace that is difficult, if not impossible, to find anywhere else in other parts of Europe. The grounds of Cap Blanc Ibiza are well selected, to create a living space that enhances such qualities has been our biggest task. It allows you to step into a world of all-inclusive quality of life. We have selected a unique team of experts, a team of world-renowned experts in every aspect of the development of Cap Blanc Ibiza, which guarantees the high quality and unique designs of our villas. Cap Blanc Ibiza represents a luxurious residential private complex with on-site 24 hours security, with only 9 luxury design villas all with exceptional sea-views and located in Ibiza – Talamanca, Cap Martinet, one of Ibiza’s outstanding and sought after locations. The residences of Cap Blanc Ibiza will be built using the most innovative construction methods. They are decorated with attractive architectural details and are fitted with the latest smart home automation systems to give them the ultimate finishing touch. Each residence has been exclusively designed with unique shapes and pro-portions, allowing it to fit in naturally within its surroundings. Construction period of each villa is approx. 12 months. Each villa will be tailored to your own wishes. The private grounds of Cap Blanc Ibiza offers the ultimate expression of style and substance, these new to be built 9 luxury design villas are more than just luxury properties, they are a sublime work of art. The grounds of Cap Blanc Ibiza have been carefully selected. Therefore, it not only ensures its aesthetic value, but also your investment. Cap Blanc Ibiza is currently the most luxurious real estate development on Ibiza.

The luxurious design villas of Cap Blanc Ibiza are on private parcels of 1.000 square meters, with 800 square meters of built surface including: three floor levels, 5/7 luxury bedrooms, 5/7 on-suite bathrooms, a spacious living room and an open-plan kitchen, an elegant dining room, a fitness lounge, spa and sauna, optional a cinema room, air conditioning (heating and cooling), floor heating, domotica system, alarmsecurity system, outdoor swimming pool, a large private garden with several lounge areas etc.

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CAP BLANC IBIZA

A PROJECT OF EXCEPTIONAL DESIGN & QUALITY For further information contact: Global Luxurious Properties T:+31 (0)-15-2630195 info@globalluxuriousproperties.com www.globalluxuriousproperties.com Minerva Development T +31 (0)20 471 57 83 info@minerva.nl | www.minerva.nl

Each villa is ensured of total privacy whilst enjoying unobstructed views on the sea. Within such an extraordinary space, Cap Blanc Ibiza stands as an exclusive private world of comfort and security. The luxurious modern design villas of Cap Blanc Ibiza are very open, luminous and airy. The large floor to ceiling windows create a spacious atmosphere with stunning sea views and in the distance the island Formentera. This extraordinarily open atmosphere, created by the glass doors-windows that can be completely opened, guarantees that the family life in-and around the villa ultimately converges. Ibiza has a beautiful, varied coastline with impressive cliffs, turquoise bays and white sandy beaches with the world’s most exclusive beach clubs. You can sunbathe on the sea, the beaches and coves of Ibiza, even late into the fall season. Ibiza is also renowned for its world-famous selection of exclusive clubs such as Pacha, Eden, Privilege, Amnesia, Space and DC10. Several famous DJs fly, in many cases weekly, from around the world to this unique destination. Our own DJ Tiësto and Armin van Buuren are regularly found in Ibiza. Cap Blanc Ibiza is located 300 meters from the brand new Destino Pacha Ibiza Resort. This is the most luxurious resort on Ibiza in the summer of 2013 it will open its doors. If you want, you can have a look on the website of the new Destino Pacha – Ibiza Resort. Ibiza town represents narrow streets with numerous galleries, exclusive boutiques, excellent selection of fine restaurants with Michelin star but also French or Spanish gourmet restaurants and a wide range of Oriental and European localities. There is a suitable restaurant for any occasion dining. There is a large amount of shops, trendy, luxurious and traditional-that are open until late in the evening. In the season even after midnight. Moreover, there is the old town where you can eat and drink rich and enjoy the beautiful view over the harbour and the sea. Culture and art are also very highly regarded in Ibiza. For thousands of years people from all cultures feel very much at home in Ibiza. Great artists and craft workers, successful businessmen, chefs, merchants with taste and travellers from around the world have created a haven on Ibiza offering comfort, exclusivity and pleasure. Visit our website to download our brochure: www.globalluxuriousproperties.com 28

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THE INTERIOR DESIGNER DAVID ALAYETO

THE ARCHITECT DICK VENNEMAN

ESTUDIO, founded by David Alayeto in 1998, is one of the fastest growing architecture and interior design studio’s in Spain. It is known for refined work and high quality output. Through good use of space and light, David Alayeto bases his design on local cultures and traditions, fabric selection and a special love of art and crafts.

The residences of Cap Blanc Ibiza are built using the most innovative construction methods. They are decorated with attractive architectural details and are fitted with the latest smart home automation systems to give them the ultimate finishing touch. Each villa has its own unique relationship with its immediate environment resulting in an individual residential experience.

Interior architecture and design, according to David, is far removed from fashion and trends, standing instead for eternity, beauty and tranquility of subtle luxury. He has a team of hard-working, creative people, with the technical and work experience necessary to provide excellent results, offering customers a direct and personal experience.

Let the magic of the surroundings captivate you. Let the architicture inspire you with its mix of straight lines and unique views. The outdoors becomes the indoors. The indoors the outdoors. See the painting unfold before your eyes.

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DOVE ISLAND

Branford, Connecticut, USA Undoubtedly one of the most stunning residences in Long Island Sound’s celebrated Thimble Islands, Dove Island (also known as Potato Island) is an enchanted private island oasis designed to maximize the most sought after views of coastal New England while respecting the traditions and spirit of this archipelago just off the mainland of the famed village of Stony Creek in Branford CT. Described as palatial when originally built in 1912; now captivating, this residence stands at the southern end of the 1 plus acre private island and encompasses 3,871 square feet of sheer perfection. Completely renovated to preserve the original character while providing every modern convenience. 30

Among the 23 inhabitable islands that many say resemble the coast of Maine, just off shore you see the island with its lush landscaping to the north and the beautiful classic New England seaside cottage to the south. In minutes you are transported to another world. Walking up from the private deep water dock through the white picket fence you are immediately aware of the attention to detail that has been put into every aspect of this private oasis. To the left and across the perfect lawn are park like grounds with lush foliage and plantings providing privacy for a spectacular heated pool flanked by Adirondack chairs and chaise lounge perfectly situated as to not disturb the natural balance of the environment. Following the path to the right, leads to the residence and the wrap around porch which encompasses unparalleled views of the islands, water and landscaped gardens.

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Walking around to the south porch there is a custom designed hot tub with hand cut granite nestled into the rocks for catching perfect sunsets and amazing views. Moving inside, the large fieldstone fire place to the right, anchors the large living room designed for chic casual living and entertaining which is surrounded by windows take full advantage of the island location. Original character has been preserved with hard wood floors and bead board complemented by sophisticated design elements throughout the home. The dining room is perfectly situated on the south side of the house to take advantage of evening sun while dining, or perhaps opt for a more intimate dining experience in the nook surrounded by a circle of windows that make you feel as if you were on a boat at sea, a magical experience. The lovely kitchen with state of the art appliances, breakfast bar and beautiful pantry doors is a delight to work in as you watch


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the occasional boat pass by.The first floor also provides a half bath and planting/mud room with washer and dryer. Upstairs, are four bedrooms and three full bathrooms. The massive master suite with vaulted ceilings boasts views to the east with sitting porches on the north and south side of the room. The cottage theme is continued in the master bath with soft colors on the wainscoting white marble counters with his and her sinks, a steam shower, Jacuzzi tub and separate WC. The large second bedroom has a shared full bath, vaulted ceilings and could double as a second master suite with sweeping views to the north and west. Invit-

ing window seats beg you to crawl up and read a great book. Bedroom three with a private bath is nestled on the south side or the house and feels as if you are floating over the water and currently doubles as a study. The fourth bedroom is currently used as an exercise room. Energy consumption is kept to a minimum with the use of a solar energy platform that supplies electricity to the house and there is a propane fired generator to supply power to the charging station as needed. The uniqueness of the location, design and attention to detail make this island home an exceptional opportunity for the most discriminating buyer. Manhattan in 1 hour 40

minutes and Boston in two hours thirty minutes by car. 15 minutes to the local airport.

Price: $7,350,000 USD Bedrooms: 4 Full Baths: 3 | Partial Baths: 1 Interior: 3,871 Sq Ft. Exterior: 1.1 Acres Property Type: Private Island C#: C56188 Property ID:1408111327024458

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ALPINE ESTATE Salzburg, Austria

Designed by the renowned architect Volker Hagen and constructed in 2007. The result is a stunning contemporary villa that has been carefully integrated into the topography of the land. The house paints a thrilling picture with its modern interpretation of traditional styles and materials such as wood and marble, and glass. Creating an atmosphere of tranquil beauty, windows span the entire height of the rooms and let the magic of the alpine landscape flow in and merge with the interior. 32

Featuring more than 600 square meters, this spacious country house is partitioned into a private living and sleeping area and an area for guests. The highlight of the private area is the breathtaking living and dining room with a terrace overlooking the valley and mountains. The library and fitness room are found one split level above, and on the ground floor is a modern, specially equipped swimming pool and sauna. Additional features include a wine cellar built in red brick and a home office. The guest apartment offers a charming living room, kitchen, and two guestrooms with en-suite bathrooms. This modern villa is nearly self-sufficient in terms of energy

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consumption and uses a heat pump paired with a geothermal system and a system that recovers unused heat. The expansive 4,500-square-meter property allows for the creation of an additional home on the property, if desired. Boasting contemporary elegance and impressive views, this stunning villa is a remarkable availability. Price: Upon request Property Type: Villas / Townhouse C#: C55840 Property ID: 1406090520025571 Leo Hohla +43 662 658 5110 www.christiesrealestate.com


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PETIT SALINE

Petit Saline, St. Barthelemy Overlooking the bay of Lorient and spanning across more than 3 acres, this unique Caribbean jewel is an enclave of unsurpassed privacy. The first impression on entering the residence is that of space. The whole property is enhanced by tropical gardens speckled vibrantly with flowers. The main house is built in stones with a roof structure made of darkly stained woods which perfectly complement the terracotta floors. This open-plan living area invites gatherings and quiet relaxation. The dining

room and lounge open to the swimming pool area. The infinity pool provides a refreshing escape facing the spectacular panoramic ocean views. This building also holds a fully equipped kitchen with breakfast bar and a bedroom with private bathroom. Lovely paths, nestled in lush vegetation, allow you to find your way around the property. A second bedroom with bath is to be found in the garden and a little further is the master bedroom which compasses an elegant private bathroom facing the view and a private plunge pool. At the entrance of the property, in a separate building, 2 bedrooms with bathrooms and a common terrace open out onto a large lawn

area.A garage, a gym and a private tennis court complete this expansive, elegant, extremely charming property. There is nothing quiet like it! Price: Upon request Bedrooms: 5 Full Baths: 5 Exterior: 3.02 Acres Property Type: Villas / Townhouses C#: C55813 Property ID: 1308291031271136 Christian Wattiau +590 590 29 88 91 www.christiesrealestate.com

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It is one of the most exclusive, extravagant living destinations in all of Singapore. Le Nouvel Ardmore is a true exemplar of elegant design and modern architecture. Designed by Jean Nouvel, the globally renowned architect and winner of the Pritzker Architecture Prize 2008 and Wolf Prize in Arts 2005, this exclusive 33-storey single-tower freehold condominium development is located at 1A Ardmore Park – amongst Asia’s prime real estate. It comprises of only 43 exclusive residences each exceeding 3,800 sqft and is Jean Nouvel’s first residential landmark in both Singapore, and Asia.

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A new dawn of luxury Designed to reflect the stunning natural setting of the Main Beach location, this development utilises textures, materials and finishes that not only tie seamlessly into the surrounds, but enhance them This development is the first beachfront development to be built in Main Beach for over a decade and offers seven beautifully proportioned residences each distinctively different in layout, light and outlook. The natural beauty beyond the walls cascades inside

thanks to the Venetian sliders and open balconies that allow for each room to feel as if it is reaching into the horizon. Renowned for her restrained elegance and instinctive use of texture and material Architect Virginia Kerridge is promising a building that will respond effortlessly to its environment. Prices Upon request

As one would expect the complex offers only the best of everything – with each residence boasting wonderful flooring, intelligent space management and architecture as well as the best of fittings. • A covered car park and 24-hour security is provided. The Caribbean has

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Owning a property in the Caribbean is almost a guarantee is because to stay in a stay on the • A dining pavilion allows The for hotel-quality island. one thing the Caribbean does fall short on is food services within the complex. cheap land for development so investors looking to buy • A state-of-the-art gymnasium further adds land will be disappointed, however there are many hidden to the list of accessible amenities. gems and resale opportunities to be found if you look Prices upon request hard enough. For more information visit: • Community facilities include a common of a good return on your investment. This lounge, multipurpose hall, meeting room, there arepitalways plenty of tourists who want function room, barbeque and adventure park. house or villa rather than a hotel during their

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This is what sets a golf course home apart from any other – its unique picturesque settings, verdant, serene and naturally beautiful. When choosing a golf course property the first thing you must decide is whether you want a property that sits right beside the golf course or one set deeper within the community maybe overlooking the course. The pros and cons to this vary depending on each person, for example if you are an active player who plays day in – day out having your home directly on the course would be ideal for you and the disadvantages of having the odd golf ball landing in your swimming pool would mean nothing, however if you want to be surrounded by nature and beauty than having a property deeper within the community maybe overlooking the course may be better suited.

Participating in “the game of life” is not a cheap activity and because of this the properties that surround golf courses are built with exceptional materials using only the finest furnishings that boast of great quality and splendid looks. Because they set within such exceptional settings the exterior of the property also has to impart a unique aesthetic appeal that is not seen in homes anywhere else.

Up until now there have been a from a myriad of options from marble, granite, quartz, concrete, butcher block, laminate, tile, soapstone, stainless steel, paper composite, and recycled glass. And just to add more confusion into the mix now there is a new surface to choose from sintered porcelain slabs known as Neolith.

A Good Investment Golf properties can command extremely high rentals, particularly if there is a major tournament in the vicinity or if the golf course is quite a prominent one. If you are purchasing a golf course property simply for investment purposes try to ensure that it has as many amenities as possible. Also be vary of the community fees, it makes no financial sense at all to purchase a golf course property if the community fees are higher than the rentals returns.

Living around a golf course is like living within your own little community - amidst people who have taste and likes similar to that of your own. Whether this is simply because you enjoy planning golf or love living within a natural environment each of your neighbours will share one of these ideologies and the clubhouse offers a perfect opportunity to mingle. If you are considering purchasing a golf course property then your first point of call should be a visit to the clubhouse as this will show you what type of people are living within the community. Different golf courses attract different people some may be catered to young, new money individuals whereas others may be more sophisticated and well-heeled.

Esplanade Golf and Country Club of Naples is a gated golf resort lifestyle community located approximately three miles east of Interstate 75 North Naples, close to shops, restaurants, health care providers and Collier County public schools.

Depending on which country the golf course is set will determine the type of amenities offered. In America and especially Florida golf communities are usually equipped with all necessary amenities required for healthy living they have supermarkets, pharmacies and Charles Suspension Lamp even some designer outlets. In Europe golf communities tend to stick If just you athink you saw in and whatgated concerns lighting, you’re with clubhouse andeverything or restaurant security. So before wrong because Charlescommunity suspension came that youabsolutely decide which type of golf course you wishto to show live you are no creative boundaries for lighting Its handmade should first evaluate which amenities are design. more important to you.copper 124

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The Isabella home design provides approximately 3,033 square-feet of living area and features three bedrooms, three-and-half bathrooms and a two-car garage. The Isabella home design can be constructed in varying elevations. This single-family home can also be modified to include a number of interior and exterior options.

Neolith is an amazing product. Born in the kilns of Italy it is as pretty as granite and as solid as marble, a revolutionary product that can vary in thickness providing solutions for every possible application (counter tops, flooring, bathrooms, panelling, cladding, facades).Neolith doesn’t scratch or stain, is heat and fire resistant, and, thanks to the extremely low absorption rate of technical porcelain is ideal for food contact and processing.

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Often, the kitchen also plays a large role in deciding on a home’s worth. So getting the design right is imperative if you are thinking of selling your home in the near future.

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Inspired in the nostalgic vinyl player, this piece is a tribute to the jazz music and one of the most creative and influential musicians of the 70´s, Jimmy Hendrix. The brand presents Hendrix Suspension Lamp. This singular lighting fixture captures the attention letting you feel the acoustics of the bright Hendrix’s guitar and reminding us the high fidelity audio reproductions. Creating a beautiful effect, this piece is specially designed for low ceilings and wide living room spaces.

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The body of the original piece from DelightFULL resembles an Orchestra, embodies all the details of wind instruments. The piece made in brass takes us on a deep journey into a music concert. You can almost hear the jazz notes. Botti 32 pendant lamp is a slightly smaller version, its shape resembles a circle due to the fact the complex arms of the lighting piece are no longer there, leaving us with just the end of a trumpet. The structure is 100% handmade in black nickel and predicts the huge current trend among lighting design: the love for the black nickel finishes.

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plated body will turn your living room into the most royal setting ever imagined. Its glossy black lampshades will focus both the ceiling and the floor, providing an irresistible soft lighting.

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We all watched in envy as Carrie Bradshaw from Sex and The City finally got her walk-in closet. Realtor: closets are one of those areas within the home that we Walk-in dream about and if we’re lucky enough to have one we don’t mind showing it Equity Realty Tamiami Trail N #603, Naples, FL 34108 off10600 to our friends and family! There was a time when walk-in closets were considered just Tel (239) 963-4070 that a closet, however that has changed. Walk-in closets are now rooms in their own right and with this new status comes noteworthy design trends and personality. www.equityrealty.com

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Freestanding bathtubs have a distinctive quality of modern luxury living and may be a great addition to your new master bath. Freestanding tubs provide many benefits, and while they take up more space than a traditional built-in bath, the open space will make your room appear bigger. Unlike a built-in bath, you will not be limited to where the bath is located, so you will also have flexibility in designing the layout of the room. And although many of your guests may not see the inside of your master bathroom, a freestanding tub is a great statement piece to have in your home like the Symphony Bathtub.

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SYMPHONY BATHTUB With a vision to understand the past and interpret it through cutting-edge technology and contemporary design, we have created this emotionally bathtub passionately inspired by music. Handcrafted with the finest materials, this breathtaking piece is of genuine style, ensuring mystery and elegance.

When building a new home balancing your wants and needs with aesthetics can be quite difficult especially within the kitchen and nothing says more about a kitchen than the cooker. As the hub of the home the kitchen is an area that people congregate to for socialising, eating and sometimes just reflecting so the choice of your oven can become something of a “hot topic”

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Your bathroom may seem like an odd place for furniture, but it is becoming more and more common in modern homes. To add more personality to your master bathroom consider adding couches, chairs, tables, and cabinetry to the decor. Furniture will not only provide fun, creative interior design opportunities, it will also add additional functionality to the space.

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Perfect flanking the mantel or as an unexpected light source in the bedroom, this Concord Oversized Stainless Steel Lanterns will have you glowing. This set includes two varied-size lanterns, each crafted with brightly polished stainless steel and glass side panels. Each sloped top has an integrated hanging loop so you can hang these lanterns as an unexpected light fixture as easily as you can place them on the floor or mantel.

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Mini Metal Lanterns RING RECTANGULAR MIRROR Like a jewel that reflects eternal beauty when it is contemplated, Ring is the mirror of the soul, which aspires to the sublime. Ring rectangular mirror evokes an antique unreachable treasure that could only be found on the most remote place on Earth. Ring contains a square mirror frame in black/white lacquered high gloss, with a minimalist line on the outside and another carved handmade on the inside. A precious piece of art with its interior made of refined carved wood as exquisite as its owner. Ideal for a unique and exclusive bathroom.

ENVY CHAISE LONG Designed with a seductress in mind the Envy Chaise will ignite your affair with luxury design. Fully upholstered with a tailored fixed cushion. This irresistible chaise is accented with soft button tufting and an elegant bolster pillow adorned with a bronze and crystal jewel. A polished brass band wraps the piece leading to modern & sleek polished brass feet. A must have in every master bathroom.

Located in Dubai Sports City, one of Dubai’s emerging real estate areas, Elite 10 is a spectacular residential offering in a world-class location. The epitome of Dubai living with affordable prices, nestled near the Expo 2020 site and DWC Airport, few places in Dubai truly offers so much. This last ever opportunity to purchase new-build apartments in Elite 10 offers an exclusive collection of stylish studios, one, two and three bedroom residences that have a breathtaking view of the Els Golf Course. A residence that offers tranquility and serene living, yet it is immersed together well with the sports phenomenon that is Sports City. Welcome to Elite 10, one of Dubai’s finest urban environments, quite simply a better place to call home.

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METROPOLITAN WASHBASIN At 5th Avenue, we can visit The Metropolitan Museum of Art. Maison Valentina pays a tribute to this culture centre by creating Metropolitan, a sober yet elegant washbasin. This piece has a wood body and the front of the cupboard is in cut mirror. The exterior of the washbasin has two available finishes, black glass or grey mirror, with refined craftsman work on the mirror. The interior is made from solid wood available in two finishes (mahogany or oak). The legs are in wood and come in four finishes (white, black, silver or gold).

Introducing natural elements into the bathroom area is a big trend in interior design, and it’s also a great way to bring a warm, welcoming feel to the space. This is perfect for your master bathroom and can easily be done by using natural colour palettes, sustainable materials such as bamboo or cork, or even a plant in the corner.

Light your mantel for every season with these Mini Metal Lanterns with LED Candle sets. The set includes three varied-size lanterns, each crafted with rich brown-finished metal and glass side panels. Latticework and delicate cut-outs hark to times gone by. The LED lights offer six-hour of flameless light. Plus, each lantern top has an integrated hanging loop so you can hang these lanterns as easily as you can place them on the floor or hearth.

DUBAI SPORTS CITY’S mix of residential and commercial offerings, retail and sports creates a supportive community that celebrates every success whether it’s on or off the field. Dubai Sports City embodies the passion of sport, while its implementation through world-class design, strategic location and superior build-quality delivers an unrivalled region in Dubai. The carefully chosen mix of residential, retail, leisure and recreational facilities at Dubai Sports City creates a destination that is more than the sum of its parts.

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EXCELLENT TRANSPORT LINKS - Elite 10 is located in New Dubai and is away from majority of the traffic. Drive comfortably to the major areas with ease and minimal traffic. Whether it is the Metro or Sheikh Zayed Road, each journey is just a few minutes away. The Expo 2020 site and the DWC Airport is just a 10-15 minute drive away. Elite 10 also has easy access to the Sheikh Mohammed Bin Zayed Road as well as Khail Road, as it is directly located below the area where these two roads merge.

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Laura Lee Clark Interior Design choose KOKET’s Nymph Chandelier to be the statement piece in this chic apartment, located in Dallas’s luxury high-rise, Museum Tower. The feminine apartment was purchased by a lady who was looking for a place that could combine elegance and lavishness, but with a very feminine look.

Of course, when it comes to tall buildings, New York is the mecca, but as developers continue

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Real estate is a thriving industry and as space becomes more and more sparse developers are looking to the skies with activity in cities and emerging urban areas heading upwards.

to look to squeeze as much value out of prime sites as they can, it seems that our future developments will be high rise communities. Today the modern skyscraper is being designed with an ever-increasing range of features offering shops , offices , gyms , cinemas and even hotels.

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Infuse your decor with the subtle decadence of these beautiful candle holders. Crafted of metal with a rich coffee bronze finish, each holder supports a clear glass candle cup wit cream-coloured candles to bring a warm glow to any room.

Like ship lanterns of old, these have clear glass walls to shield the candle from summer breezes, and help to create a soft glow and ambience to any room.

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A feminine apartment in Museum Tower, Dallas, found the exotic touch to get an elegant and exquisite space with KOKET’s Nymph Chandelier

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“She wanted it to reflect her personality. She’s a single woman, and she could do what she wanted to do – she didn’t have any rules. She’s friendly with lots of good energy”, explain Laura Lee, in an interview to D Home Magazine.

lso known as ‘White house’, Casablanca is Morocco’s industrial and business hub. In 2015, Morocco was ranked eighth in Cushman & Wakefield’s list of top emerging markets in the world. The city hosts numerous local and international companies with its main strengths being its close proximity to Europe, and the Port of Casablanca, one of the largest artificial ports in the world and a key international trade route.

The Clark’s firm created the feminine interior design that the client wants by combining different hues of pink with exclusive design and exquisite furniture pieces. The final touch was the tempting and seductive Nymph Chandelier. The exotic and daring chandelier, featuring a fanciful explosion of gold butterflies silently hovering in a spherical shape, makes this dining room flirtatiously whimsical to the eye. Showers of gleaming gold butterflies are mixed with the soft, princess pink of the room design to create a provocative ambiance of both daring and elegant.

The city is seeing a number of commercial development projects taking place one being the Al Noor Tower.

Nymph Chandelier The exotic image of butterflies flying free and wild gave the inspiration for the Nymph Chandelier.

Al Noor Tower

The elegant movement of this feminine animal is represented in the intricate brass filigree and shape of this KOKET chandelier. Every single butterfly is handmade by master artisans establishing perfect singularity and a one-of-a-kind piece.

Looking like the dark fortress of Sauron depicted in the Lord of the Rings trilogy, the Al Noor Tower which is due start construction later this year is being billed as “the tallest tower in Africa” with 114-floors measuring 540 metres in height a tribute to the 54 countries that make up the African continent.

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The mixed-use building will house a sevenstar luxury hotel, art gallery, spa, fine-dining restaurants and luxury boutiques, alongside an exhibition centre and offices. Spread over 300,000m², the skyscraper will have a built up area of 375,000m², including 335,000m² of dedicated living area. A minimum ground surface occupied by the tower and podium will be 25ha (hectares), whereas the tower alone will occupy seven hectares. The tower will also include a 100m high atrium. The architects behind the tower, Valode & Pistre, say its sweeping design has been inspired by the feel of a wedding dress and that its elongated form resembles the nib of a fountain pen when viewed from the side. The building’s façade will be imprinted with references to the 1,000 languages and dialects spoken in Africa to ensure that “everyone in Africa will feel part of the tower”. For further information visit: www.alnoortower.com

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