The arts and residence Casa do Conto (House of Tales) is a charming building in the emerging Cedofeita area in central Porto. It is the result of a restoration project to convert a 19th-century bourgeois home to host demanding and discerning guests in an atmosphere of striking cultural imagery. An innovative project which could only have been possible in the urban setting of a city.Read More
The Black Desert House was created by Marc Atlan Design and Oller & Pejic Architects for the main purpose of renting out, whether for photo shoots, videos, or filming yet being totally livable with 3 bedrooms, living room, dining room, kitchen, laundry room and carport. The space also provides privacy for those filming in the area. The house enjoys breathtaking views and is only a 30 minute drive from Palm Springs.Read More
At many times there are spaces that grab our attention even though they might not be always feasible . This beautiful house in lake Como was recently renovated, the location, scenery, the existing stone in the house all create the charm it imposes. The fact that this place has most amenities you could wish for in our modern day, makes it even lovelier.
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Bought by Estée Lauder and her husband in 1961, their 6 bedroom Mediterranean villa in Cannes is now on the market for €9.85million after it was bought & restored by Claudia Kempen in 2011. The villa has three reception rooms, a heated pool, an outdoor entertaining space and ‘panoramic sea views from every level’. The manor is also where Lauder reportedly developed one of her most popular fragrances, ‘Beautiful’.Read More
Another minimalistic marvel, this time a project from 2008 by Gus Wüstemann Architects in Zurich, Switzerland. I don’t think I have come across a project so fully making use of the lovely scenery. The cantilever and overlapping planes are softened by the water features within and surrounding the house.Read More
In 2014, The Faena Group–founded by Alan Faena and partnered by Len Blavatnik–is set to launch its first phase of global expansion in Miami Beach. Faena House is an extraordinary, 18-story oceanfront luxury condominium situated on the widest stretch of white sand in all of Miami Beach – bounded by the Atlantic Ocean to the east and Collins Avenue to the west. Envisioned by Alan Faena and designed by internationally renowned architects Foster+Partners, Faena House is a vision of true indoor/outdoor living – ingeniously designed and engineered, and meticulously constructed to exist in perfect harmony with its oceanfront setting. Breakthrough architectural advances allow panoramic views from ocean to bay with glass walls that open extraordinarily wide to virtually eliminate a division between indoors and out.
Faena House offers one to five bedroom fully finished residences with sleek and impeccably detailed interiors, fixtures and appliances — designed or selected by Foster+Partners. Each home features a majestic outdoor living terrace that wraps around its interior, known in Argentina as an “Alero.” Custom designed by Foster+Partners and engineered by Permasteelisa, the Aleros dissolve the boundary between inside and outside through floor-to-ceiling window wall and sliding door systems, opening as wide as 12.6 feet in some residences. Foster+Partners collaborated with Molteni & C on custom kitchens and Permasteelisa on custom bathrooms to create a distinctive and unparalleled design. Three one-of-a-kind penthouses crown this magnificent building, with a full floor penthouse offering a private interior elevator and outdoor pool.Read More