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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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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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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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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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Cheval Blanc Randheli Hotel, Maldives.

Cheval Blanc Randheli features a contemporary vision of the Maldives. Architect Jean-Michel Gathy has conceived one-of-a-kind spaces skillfully combining local traditions and finest materials to create a stunning experience, in complete harmony with its pristine natural surroundings.

Bathed by the turquoise waters of Noonu atoll, Randheli is a true haven of lush vegetation. Here, century-old palm trees shelter delicate ephemeral flowers creating a luxuriantly verdant décor which changes with every season to provide a renewed sense of discovery time and over again.

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Chalet One Oak, Combloux.

Chalet One Oak is nestled in the peaceful village of Combloux near Megeve, where the majestic Mont Blanc provides a background setting for more than a few fairy tales. Everything is larger than life in 600 square meters of pure One Oak, a 3 floor property with endless views of the Mt Blanc, its mountain range and the Chamonix valley. The Chalet accommodates 12 people in 6 bedrooms. It has 4 double bedroom suites with en suites, bunk bed room and the Master suite on its own floor. All bedrooms have floor to ceiling windows and their terraces with their own dramatic views of the mountains and the rolling country side. Situated on the 1st floor is its lavish luxurious living room, perfect for those intimate moments and to relax, eat and entertain.

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Hotel Encanto in Acapulco by Taller Aragones.

The Encanto Hotel was built in Acapulco with few resources, economic materials, and local labor. The building tries to retain a human scale. Occa- sionally narrow, even small compared to or in contrast with its great heights; it has corners where only two people fit, intimate spaces that shelter and protect its guests. In this hotel, the potential for amazement is con- stant. One cannot help but observe each place, there is no room for distraction: common areas, private spaces, all designed for concentration and relaxation. Encanto is also a great labyrinth whose exits open out onto and are completed by the ocean. Everything was playfully created to generate continual momentum from the sea, to compel those staying there to seek and find a way out, arriving at it always and capturing it with their gazes.

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Coastal House in Costa Brava, Spain.

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Richard Shapiro’s House in Malibu.

23/12/2012 1 comment

North of Malibu on a bluff overlooking Broad Beach, Richard Shapiro created a romantic villa with a splash of Mediterranean style.

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Bergwelt Chalets, Grindelwald, Switzerland.

These exclusive apartments are situated in the best location in a beautiful valley, right in the centre of the village, with a magnificent view of an unparalleled mountain panorama. Your apartment will stand in an Alpine meadow of more than 15’000 square metres, lying directly beside the new ski slope. This magnificent development comprises a boutique hotel, 7 chalets and these exclusive apartments ranging in size from 1-3 bedrooms. Choose from 2 apartment buildings; Chalet Ingrid and also Chalet Karin which are already in their first stages of construction, and soon to be followed by 2 more. Behind the beautifully designed, traditional wood facades you will find a cosy, romantic home.

The chalets are for sale ranging from $5 to $5.8 million.

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Viceroy Maldives Resort & Spa.

A constellation of islands lay in the shimmering waters of the Indian Ocean, where the last true vision of paradise can be found. Less than a one hour flight from Malé, up to the Maldives’ uncharted northern edge, beckons an island of singular beauty. Over 17 acres of palm-edged, pristine sand rises Viceroy Maldives, where only 61 villas encircle a lagoon of startling blue.
No detail remains unanswered, with Viceroy’s unparalleled service enriching the resort’s soaring interiors and elemental lounge areas. Five diverse dining venues, including the Treehouse, offer everything from casual beachside cuisine to elegant fare while incorporating Middle Eastern, Asian and European influences. Treatments and yoga at the Ayurvedic spa are balanced by the island’s wealth of outdoor activities accessible from the Dive & Water Sports Center.

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Private Residence in Knightsbridge by Lawson Robb, London.

London-based architecture and luxury interior design practice Lawson Robb have completed the Knightsbridge townhouse project. Completed in 2012, the property can be found in the affluent neighbourhood of Knightsbridge, home of luxury department stores Harrods and Harvey Nichols in London, United Kingdom.

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Perivolas Hotel, Santorini

The charming and intimate Perivolas Hotel is the ultimate in the relaxed and elegant simplicity of island living. Combining breathtaking views with the luxury of absolute tranquility, beautiful architecture, warm hospitality, excellent cuisine and an inspiring land and seascape.
Make your way to one of our idyllic terraces overlooking the caldera and the island of Santorini, for al fresco dining or star gazing with a cocktail or glass of champagne. You are welcomed as a friend to indulge in the unique charm of Perivolas.

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Castello di Reschio, Luxury Italian Villa for Rental, Umbria, Italy.

03/12/2012 2 comments

Law of attraction believers, you might want to pin this up. This palace of a luxury villa is located at the heart of a 2700 acre private estate on Tuscany border in Italy. The owner, Count Antonio Bolza, specializes in refurbishing isolated buildings spread across the estate which he then markets them to premier clients. Design and good taste runs within the family. The Count’s son, Benedikt Bolza, is in the list of Architectural Digest’s AD100 and his brother Niki Bolza is an interior designer as well. Together they are masters in giving new life to century old farmhouses like the one below.

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CAPO SPARTIVENTO LIGHTHOUSE in Cagliari, Italy.

Welcome to the Lighthouse. The idea of hospitality that we like to offer is to be and let you feel at home. For this reason we chose to don’t have a menu, specific times, or a reception. Our Chef and our Maitre, talking with you, will decide your lunch or dinner, to taste the best wines of the island and making you enjoy the best of Sardinian cuisine properly “contaminated” by the creativity of our Chef. We will try, elegantly, to meet your every need.  The Lighthouse is a passion for all of us, and far beyond just a job. And that’s why we would like to offer more than a simple vacation, but a unique experience. Welcome to your home.

The Capo Spartivento Lighthouse was built in 1856 by the Italian Navy. During the last war it was machine-gunned by American planes and, later on, it functioned as the Lighthouse keeper residence until the late 80s. It has lit the way for seamen for over 150 years, slicing the darkness like a sword with its welcoming beam of light, it has become a luxury guesthouse without losing its original function. The Lighthouse is open all months of the year, and it’s really amazing in summer and even in winter with the fantastic stormy weather of the location. More info: CAPO SPARTIVENTO LIGHTHOUSE

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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. 

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

 

 

Rental Villa Baan Hinta Koh, Samui, Thailandia.

11/11/2012 1 comment

 

Terrace Pool Inspiration.

Courtyard House By Hiren Patel Architects, Gujrat, India.

Ahmedabad-based (India) design practice Hiren Patel Architects have completed The Courtyard House project. Completed in 2012, the stunning property resides in Ahmedabad, Gujrat, India. The courtyard house was designed with a grid of 7’x7’. The house has been designed in such a way that all the living spaces and passage face open space and garden, which was also the main design concept since its inception, thus creating a central courtyard which holds the reflection pool making it a major design element. This also makes the design an introvert one, leaving the garden at the back of the property but still visible and accessible from all the rooms of the contemporary Indian house.

 

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