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Caro Hotel by Francesc Rifé Studio.

Located in the heart of the city, little more than 200 metres from Valencia Cathedral and the Basilica, the Caro Hotel is the first historical monument-hotel in Valencia. An urban and commercially independent hotel, the establishment has intelligently merged the legacy of historical substrata lying within its walls with the most vanguard of interior design.

Unique and authentic in style, the project undertaken by the interior designer Francesc Rifé is meticulous in its attention to detail, imbuing the hotel with a contemporary air, clean, geometric lines, which merge seamlessly with the original architectonic features of the former Palace of the Marquis of Caro, whose eclectic facade dates back to the nineteenth century. Beyond its facade, its walls stand guard over an unparalleled inheritance of more than 2,000 years of history, of which the original mosaic belonging to the founding city of the Roman era, «Valentia Edetanorum» (2nd century B.C.), the thirteenth-century Arabic defensive wall, several gothic arches and nineteenth-century constructions have been preserved, restored and integrated into its spaces.

Kook Restaurant & Pizzeria Design in Rome.

 

Riva Loft Florence by Claudio Nardi Architects.

Your cool place to stay in Florence, Riva Lofts Florence is a charming hotel designed by Architect Claudio Nardi to bring you the most hip and contemporary sensations. Riva Lofts Florence is made up of 8 studios, with different combinations of deep, natural colours and materials, refined antiques, austere modernist objects and selected contemporary art, where you can find a warm and authentic welcoming.

 

Christmas Countdown.

 

Silverhurst House by SAOTA, VIVID, and Antoni Associates.

SAOTA – Stefan Antoni Olmesdahl Truen Architects together with VIVID Architects and ANTONI ASSOCIATES designed the Silverhurst House in Cape Town, South Africa.

An elegant contemporary country villa arranged around a double volume sky-lit entrance, waterfeature and courtyard which opens onto a large rolling garden (with VIVID Architects). Interiors by Antoni Associates.

 

The Luxury Diva Holiday Resort, Maldives.

24/11/2012 1 comment

The Maldives is famous for its breathtaking beauty and crystal-clear blue seas, and the luxurious Diva resort is an ideal destination to sample this beauty. The tranquil location, removed from the complexities of modern day life, is a haven for swimming and snorkeling. The islands of the Malidives are renowned for its marine diversity, and with guests at Diva only an hour away from some of the best diving locations in the world, seeing 20 feet whale sharks is a daily occurrence. Guests have the option of staying in water villas based in the islands lagoon, which feature an exclusive stairway leading down to the water, allowing you to dive when the wish arises. The villa`s are finished using local Maldivian wood flooring, Egyptian cotton sheets and Pierre Frey fabrics from Paris which give bedrooms a warm and luxurious feel. The décor follows on from the lagoon colour, with hints of turquoise and shades of beige and ochre. 

House in London With a Retractable Glass Roof.

Aenaon Villas in Santorini.

20/11/2012 3 comments

When the island of Santorini is your destination, it will become a destination for life. Once you visit aenaon villas and experience the warm hospitality of this uncomparable place, you want to come back time and time again.  The location is unique! It is situated at the top of a steep slope, at the northern part of the island where the land was carved to admire an endless horizon, the deep blue of the Aegean Sea, the caldera, the volcano and breathtaking sunsets. Right at the ancient path that connects Oia with Imerovigli and Fira, it overlooks the beautiful beaches spanning along the east cost of the island. The combination of the brlliant white with the volcanic Santorinian stone has created a traditional complex of luxurious villas whose beautiful stonework evokes a feeling of rough grandeur. The result proves, that respect for tradition can coexist in perfect harmony with the luxuries of modern facilities.

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Villa Horti Della Fasanara in Ferrara, Italy

In Ferrara, a few steps away from Estense Castle, and from Palazzo dei Diamanti, is Horti della Fasanara, one of the most fascinating places in the city, where history, art and nature stay together as one in an enchanted renaissance environment. An historic residence of the IX century, beautifully renovated, stylish and refined, for travellers who love peace and harmony, culture and an accesible luxury. The villa is composed of 4 suites and 2 high class double rooms and is located inside a park that once was the game reserve of Este aristocratic people, in an environment of rare beauty, surrounded by a 2.5 acres park. More info: Villa Horti Della Fasanara

 

 

Santa Lucia Countryhouse By B-ARCH.

18/11/2012 1 comment

Recovery and transformation of antique building in the historic center of a Tuscan town.

 

Loft Inspirations

 

Head Road 1816 by SAOTA.

Located on the slopes of Upper Fresnaye below Lions Head. A play of simple cubic volumes with punctured openings framing mountain views and large shuttered views opening to the sea. Architects: Stefan Antoni Olmesdahl Truen ArchitectsLocation: Fresnaye, Design Team: Philip Olmesdahl, Stefan Antoni, Tamaryn Hammond, Mark Bullivant, Interior Decor: Maxine Olmesdahl, Photographs: Adam Letch

 

 

 

Bodrum Houses By Richard Meier.

 

 

Vedbaek House by NORM Architects.

In a corner of the humble little town of Vedbaek in Rudersdal, Denmark sits this old restored home by NORM Architects. It is called the Vedbaek House. Enhancing the history, they allowed the original details to continue to speak for themselves like the exposed beams and original wine cellar. By knocking down a few distracting walls, they exposed the unique staircase which encompasses the main living space. Adorable nooks in the walls appear seamless as they display pottery. Modern amenities make for a comfortable contemporary lifestyle.

 

 

Sunset Villa in Ibiza.

 

Villa With Sea Views In Cala Marmacen.

 

Attic Penthouse in Stockholm.

Located near Humlegården, a major park in Östermalm in Stockholm, Sweden, this amazing attic penthouse offers a spacious 2,809 square feet of luxurious living spaces. The apartment features four bedrooms, three bathrooms and 19 feet high ceilings at the highest point.

 

Rental Villa Baan Hinta Koh, Samui, Thailandia.

11/11/2012 1 comment

 

Artistic Loft.

Looking as though a half crazed artist has just stormed out of this building in a creative frenzy, this hipster loft from B&B Italia is brimming with colorful imagination and eccentric flair.

Rough stone and smooth steel house in Mallorca.

Italian artist Fabrizio Plessi has made one of his dreams come true on the sunny Balearic Island of Mallorca, in the form of Finca Sa Pedra. The renovated and converted house made of large, rough, yellow sandstone blocks is surrounded by cornfields and olive trees. The stone also informs the flair of the light-flooded rooms, complemented by white walls and a minimalist interior design concept.

 

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