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House by George Zafiriou in Serifos, Greece.

28/02/2013 1 comment

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Heinz Julen Loft in Zermatt, Switzerland.

The Heinz Julen Loft is a 300m² Manhattan-style loft apartment, built by local star designer Heinz Julen in his own unique stye using steel, textured concrete, wood and large expanses of glass which flood the space with light. The Loft was formerly Julen’s private home where he hosted many legendary parties.

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Capella Ixtapa Resort and Spa in Mexico.

High upon a majestic clif fside overlooking the azure Pacific is a place of awe-inspiring natural beauty. Time slows to the rhythm of waves against rocky spires. Sea breezes whisper through tropical groves. Welcome to Capella Ixtapa. Intimate in scale, discreet in every respect, Capella Ixtapa envelops you in tranquil seclusion. From the open sea just beyond, the resort’s interior spaces f low organically, an extension of their natural surroundings. Sweeping Pacific views, a private balcony and plunge pool g race each guestroom. Our Personal Assistants, always within reach, see that your every preference is met and every wish, fulfilled. It’s the Capella custom. All around you, endless ocean vistas cast their spell. Capella Ixtapa Resort and Spa in Mexico.

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Italian Private Penthouse by Menzo Architettura & Design.

Located in Udine, Italy, this Italian penthouse was designed by Menzo architettura & Design. The custom-design of the furniture in this penthouse in Udine is based on modern and minimalist elements that adapt to the existing environment and fit with the wood truss which has been laid bare. The materials and surfaces used, such as the suspended marble washbasins, the glossy white lacquered surfaces of the furniture, and the wood-paneled wardrobe enhance natural simplicity in the living spaces.

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Villa Baie, Côte d’Azur.

The exteriors are set with extensive furnished terraces and a heated infinity pool facing the sea that extends with a lawned garden. On 3 levels distributed by a lift up to the solarium terrace, the interiors bathed with sunlight comprise, on the upper floor an entrance hall from the parking and garage, the master suite with dressing and bathroom, one double bedroom with bathroom and one double bedroom with shower, all opening onto the solarium terrace. Down, the main level opening onto terraces comprise a large living room, a dining room, a professional kitchen, a day toilet, a double bedroom with bathroom and a double bedroom with shower room. The pool level it set with a large furnished beach club and a service bedroom. Villa for rent by Leo Trippi.

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Rustic House La Finca by UXUS.

La Finca by UXUS is located in one of the most picturesque villages in Mallorca, this rustic Spanish farm from the 13th century was transformed into a private family holiday residence. The interior atmosphere was designed as an eclectic balance between the comfortable rustic and clean sophistication. La Finca’s landscape design was inspired by the rough and dramatic Mallorcan terrain, which surrounds the property. Its gardens incorporate an orchard, ancient olive trees, a guesthouse and a 15 meter pool. The swimming pool is the centerpiece of the garden and is designed to appear suspended over the property’s orange orchard. The overall objective of La Finca was to visually blend the existing house, the natural surroundings and the new construction into a harmonious whole.

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Castello di Semivicoli by Oriano Associati Architetti.

 Castello di Semivicoli houses hotel is located in Casacanditella (Italy), originally built between the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries, the ancient baronial palace underwent an extensive renovation in 2005-2010 led by the Montesilvano-based Oriano Associati Architetti.

The exclusive atmosphere of this haven of quietness and meditation, the fascination of the antique combined with modern design furniture and the perfect service will make your stay at the Castello unforgettable.

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Apartment in the middle of Stockholm.

In the middle of Stockholm, you’ll find this internationally featured 340 m2 apartment on two floors that exudes character and is at the apex of architectural design. You’ll enjoy the excitement of the big city, with its restaurants, an international school and proximity to all that the city has to offer. In contrast, the apartment is a modern and tranquil oasis designed and renovated by architects Björn and Marianne Aaro for Filippa Knutsson. Source: skeppsholmen

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Apartment in Stockholm.

Located on the island of Lilla Essingen, on the top floor of a waterfront building, this home consists of three rooms, a recently renovated kitchen and a 30 square meter terrace. Thanks to Skeppsholmen.

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St Leon 10 by SAOTA and Antoni Associates.

St Leon 10 is located in the affluent suburb of Bantry Bay, in Cape Town, South Africa, the project was completed in 2006 by SAOTA and Antoni Associates.

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Hotel Leela Goa, India.

Hotel Leela Goa Combine the opulence and luxury of The Leela with the natural beauty and Portuguese heritage of South Goa for the ultimate beach holiday. The hotel is set in 75 lush acres with a pristine beach, a 12 hole golf course and world class dining. While the rooms and suites, The Restaurant and the signature Jamavar have been designed by Jeffrey A. Wilkes, the principal designer of DESIGNWILKES, the art and embellishment has been done by Mrs. Madhu Nair.

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Casa Hannah in Bali, Indonesia by Bo Design.

CASA HANNAH is ideally situated right at the heart of Seminyak, the trendiest district in Bali. Located 30/45 minutes away from the airport, this ultra-modern, incredibly bright villa is also just a few minutes from the beach and the sea.

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Chalet E 1850 in Courchevel.

The spacious chalet has a total surface of 550 square meters, and hosts up to 10 people. It is spread over 4 levels with lifts providing access to all levels. The top level (level 2) of the majestic chalet houses the living room with the dining area, the sitting area arranged around the fireplace, home cinema, billiard area, the terrace-with-a-view, the professional kitchen and a guest cloakroom. The main entrance on level 1, houses the master bedroom (BR1), with dressing facilities and a beautiful gas fireplace, as well as bedrooms 2 and 3. All 3 these bedrooms have double beds, en suite bath & shower rooms and flat screen television. On level 0 we find BR4 and BR5, with 2 single beds in each, en suite bathrooms and flat screen television. The floor also houses the games room for kids, cinema room, ski room with ski boot dryer, glove dryer, sky clothes dryer, shower and w.c. and the garage. The magnificent relaxation facilities are situated on the lower floor (level 0) where we find the indoor swimming pool with bar, spa area with sauna, Hammam, shower and massage table, gym area, laundry room with washing machine and dryer.

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Villa Hermosa in Costa Smeralda, Italy.

The villa has a private park of approx 5.000 sq. metres, large living room with exit on covered terraces and internal patio, dining room, kitchen, and outdoor dining area, 2 master bedrooms each one with bathrooms en-suite, 1 twin room with bathroom, 1 double room with bathroom and access to another room with 2 beds (ideal for kids). Laundry area with staff bedroom with 2 beds and bathroom. Large private swimming-pool with sea view, 2 covered parking places plus 1 uncovered. The villa is situated in a complex with custodian, share swimming-pool and direct access to the beach equipped with umbrellas and chairs.

This property is for sale by Christie’s International Real Estate

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White House in Österlen, Sweden.

On a high and open location presents idyllic brook Hallagården. Location is private and the view and the open sea and rolling countryside. The 22,000 square foot park plot, consisting mostly of grown oaks, surrounded by a stone wall. The property comprises spacious 500 square meters spread over a variety of amazing room. The austere exterior with horizontal white panels, galvanized metal roof and large glass get nature to move into. The property is characterized by light and space and offers interior and exterior of a variety of exciting features. Admission Department is both practical and stylish with slate flooring from Calm, and a beautiful white oiled oak parquet.

This house is  spotted on Skeppsholmen,

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White Luxury house in Mykonos, Greece.

This stunning residence stands majestically on a rocky cliff above the new port  of Mykonos. From its elevated position it affords breathtaking panoramic views of the town with its famous windmills, the Aegean Sea including the sacred island of Delos, and captivating sunsets. The property, dramatic and impressive, yet a serene and private haven, is only a few minutes away from the lively and cosmopolitan town of Mykonos.

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SCULPTURED INTERIOR: Impeccably designed and decorated, the 650m2 villa is defined by a sophisticated minimal style. Its all-white rounded walls and gleaming floors exude a feeling of cool luxury and create a seamless flow of space. At the entrance of the main house a vertical picture window frames a striking view of the port below. The expansive living room includes appealing built-in sitting areas and several windows that take full advantage of the light and the fabulous sea and town views. A few steps lead up to the dining area with a fireplace and on to the unique fully-equipped kitchen. Special features include beautifully exposed rock formations, thick wood-beam ceilings, and plentiful arches. Two spacious master bedrooms with their own bathrooms complete this part of the house. In the garden, two stone-built independent suites allow guests to enjoy their privacy.

EXCEPTIONAL OUTDOORS: Broad stone-paved terraces surround the villa while fan-shaped pergolas and a covered dining area are ideal for relaxed
summer entertaining. A horizon swimming pool merges with the azure seascape and overlooks the town. The island’s natural rocky terrain is
perfectly preserved and highlighted with abundant mature cactuses. A separate studio for staff and sheltered parking space are situated at the side of the property. The land area is 4.000sq.m.

This property is for sale by Christie’s International Real Estate

Faliro Loft by ése Studio Architects in Athens.

Faliro Loft by ése Studio Architects in Athens.

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Interno Fraciscio by Studio Fanetti.

the apartment had such height that the firm has decided to use to split the space. It was given a second wood skin that gives a special atmosphere of uniformity. It looks like a block of wood from which was “carved a house” and the various local and furniture arise from the block by subtraction of matter. There seems to be no need for walls like a second skin made of larch. In the study and construction of this apartment, particular attention was paid to the combination and processing of materials: larch wood wax, as well as stone slabs in large format tailored to the floors, antique iron beams with treatment acid to the backbone of the loft and filling encaustic, also with wax finish, the walls of bathroom and kitchen. Coatings and fillings alternate shaved walls with plaster and deliberately left blank in order to lighten the effect paneling and markedly increase the perception of interior space. The internal design has resulted in the organization of the spaces designed in such a way as to make possible the more articulated and functional. The entrance opens onto the living area entirely in larch continues in the kitchenette. The living area, intentionally no continuity to other areas areas, then opens into a second space is amazing for the articulation of the flows of both visual and walkway. Opening the door of the large cube of wood leads to the sleeping area where a central staircase divides the two bedrooms and leads upstairs where we find the study on suspended double bedroom. A transparent floor opens up space otherwise a bit ‘stuffy. The tour continues in the area for guests with two large mattresses, sofas in so far as the ceiling closes truss.

Interno Fraciscio by Gianluca Fanetti

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House Sedibe by Nico van der Meulen Architects.

Situated within the heart of Bryanston in Johannesburg South Africa, this stand gracefully borders the Riverclub golf course. Positioned on top of a sloping site, it proudly elevates above its surroundings. Originally a single storey traditional house, this brief involved adding a second storey and increasing the areas to more than double its existing size. The style of the house was modernized, prioritizing the views, while ensuring natural northern light penetrates every room. The idea of elongating and stretching the building to its maximum length was birthed upon by studying the layout of the existing plan. Likened to an elastic band that is stretched, the concept resulted in lengthened facades that framed the landscape. Strategically using frameless folding doors allowed for a transparency on the two longest facades making this contemporary home truly unique. Brilliantly planned and designed, the layout of the house promises views of the golf course from almost every room. Long and narrow in form, the design was successful in seamlessly merging the interior with the exterior. Walking over a Koi pond before entering the house sets the tone of tranquility which engulfs you as you make your way through the well designed open plan double volume spaces. Suspended bridges and a glass staircase pierce the majestic double volume space contributing to the open and airiness of this design. In keeping with natural colours and materials Nico van der Meulen Architects ensured the house blends in with its surrounding. Architectural brilliance resulted in a design that presents unobstructed views to the park, while combining the practicality of everyday living with the comfort of luxurious open spaces.

House Sedibe by Nico van der Meulen Architects

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The Petit Chateau, Chalet in Courchevel.

Le Petit Château is situated in arguably the best location in Courchevel. The Bellecôte Hamlet is next to both the ski runs and the village centre. The somptuous contemporary interiors provide the ultimate in comfort and style, which makes the perfect mountain escape, both for those looking for a ski adventure or those simply wanting a relaxing break.
Reception : the living area consists of two different areas, the living room and dining room with a warm atmosphere created by a central feature fireplace. There is a terrace that runs the length of the living area which overlooks le Bellecôte piste.
Bedrooms : the chalet has 7 comfortable bedrooms all en suite, including a master bedroom with its own sitting room and desk area. All the bedrooms have flat screen television and WIFI access.

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