This newly constructed stunning French provincial home in the upscale neighborhood of Paradise Valley, Arizona was designed by Higgins Architects. The residence was meticulously crafted as a spacious single story property with several wings that are weaved harmoniously together. The finger like plan creates intimate courtyards that become the focus of interior spaces. Architectural antiques were incorporated into the home giving it a timeless appearance. Salvaged barn beams were used throughout the French provincial interior and exterior to support the rustic rural look of the architecture. The fixtures, materials and furnishings were carefully selected by Scottsdale-based interior design studio of Bouton and Foley Interiors.
The vanity is a found trough, made of limestone and imported from France. The lighting is also antique, re-purposed from a salvage yard and rewired for use.
Like many of the items in this house, the chandelier was purchased at an antique store and rewired and was not reproduced for the mass market.
The walls of the bedroom are finished with an integral colored plaster. The tone is a warm sand tone that adds a lot of warmth to the room.
The Wood is French Oak and there is not a colorized stain on the flooring. This is the natural look of the wood with a flat urethane finish.
Photos: Courtesy of Higgins Architects
Doe Run Estate is a redevelopment of a private estate situated on 640 acres of agricultural land in rural Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, offering a modern interpretation of the historic stone structures to reconfigure and connect interior and exterior spaces. Designed by MS&R Architecture, the 60,000 square foot structure took three years to complete and includes buildings dating back to the early 1800s. Encompassing 14 buildings, the estate includes a main house with an orangerie, an adjacent yoga studio, three guesthouses, a dining hall with a commercial kitchen, barns (including a milking parlor, cheese processing facility, and cheese caves) and various agricultural buildings, greenhouses, gardens, and orchards. As a sustainable and aesthetic measure, the designers reused salvaged materials throughout, including potting shed timbers and brick and greenhouse casework and doors.
Photos: Lara Swimmer Photography
This incredible lake house is nestled on Lake Okanagan, Lake Country, British Columbia, Canada. Designer Paul Nesbitt was given a blank check to use this unique setting to create a lakeshore experience like no other. Every detail from the artwork inside to the trim out was thoughtfully selected and painstakingly executed to create an environment of quality and comfort that maximizes the feeling of being on the lake. The residence is comprised of 7,572 square feet of living space, combining a nautical theme with modern architecture and the overall effect is beyond spectacular. The home features six hotel style bedrooms, a great room with a huge round window, and a canoe that seems poised to smash through the center. A curved bar continues the nautical theme and a shower enclosure is designed to mimic the ocean floor, complete with fish. The property also has a beachside cabana which emulates an ocean liner floating in water. Extensive landscape design includes water features, bridges of stepping stones and an outdoor kitchen and entertaining spaces. The scenic cove around the property offers complete privacy.
This incredible property is listed for sale at $8,999,000, from here.
This gorgeous Vineyard Estate is carefully sited on the edge of a sixty-acre vineyard in Sonoma, California. Designed by Aidlin Darling Design, this monastic 14,000 square foot stone structure establishes a temporal frame of reference for mapping its physical environment. The estate includes the main home, as well as a caretaker’s residence, barn, irrigation center, water storage, outlying garden rooms, sculpture gardens and an orchard. The main house incorporates stacked stone walls organized round a long reflecting pool, and large glass openings that obscure the boundaries between inside and outside.
Photos: John Sutton and Marcus Hanschen
This inspiring dream home, spotted on Skona Hem, is reminiscent of a knight’s castle with consistently beautiful and vibrant limestone floors and walls. The home is owned by advertising agency owner Morten Angelo and his wife, Tina Horsted who were looking for a summer home, far from the job meetings and daily stress in Copenhagen, but still close enough to go there quite often. Their choice fell on Italy, which directed their gaze towards the northwest Piedmont region. The couple ended up further up the “heel”, which is known for its sweet trulli houses from the 15th century.
The beautiful 3,229 square foot Italian estate was restored by interior designer Charlotte Johnson who saw a no-frills dream house with a colorless theme. She built up a history around the place, with a feeling that would be an adventure to come here. The designer added contrast without color, black and white with the only contrasting color for walls and floors by gentle gradation. Furnishings are modern classics from the 1960’s of a kind which fits most contexts, without disturbing.
Only two of the towers on the conical trullihus-ceilings, typical of Alberobello region, is of older date. The rest of the House is newly built.
This majestic estate spotted on Sotheby’s International Realty is located along of the waterfront of beautiful Fort Lauderdale, Florida. Comprised of 17,000 square feet of living space and 31 rooms, attention to detail has been meticulously featured throughout this Mediterranean style home. A grand entryway with voluminous ceilings welcomes you into the home, with quality details of marble, stone and wood floors, crown mouldings and wood beams throughout. An imposing stone fireplace is a main focal point to the spacious grand room that encompasses a main portion of the entertainment center of the home.
The estate features a gourmet kitchen with a breakfast nook, kitchen dining and formal dining area, den/library/office, family room, great room, media room, exercise room, wine cellar/grotto, storage room and utility room/laundry. The master bedroom features a sitting area with a master bathroom encompassing a separate tub and shower, whirlpool/spa. There is also a guest house with two bathrooms, two bedrooms, living room and kitchen. There is an intricate blending of indoor and outdoor living, a resort style 102 foot long pool with a water fall, water slide, in-pool bar and Jacuzzi, Spanish style verandas and gardens, complete with a summer kitchen. The home also boasts 650 feet of water frontage with three docks and incredible intracoastal waterway views.
This fabulous waterfront property is listed for sale at $22,000,000 from here.
Set in the stunning beauty of Bali, COMO Shambhala Estate at Begawan Giri is a destination with your peace and well being in mind. You believe in holistic health and the healing properties of meditation. You are inspired by the Indonesian landscape and its natural forests. Then, you belong at COMO Shambhala Estate at Begawan Giri. Take advantage of this place of beauty to detoxify, meditate, and recharge. The incredible residences and villas display Asian-meets-European decor. Alang-alang roofs shelter hand-carved furniture and Chinese antiques; baths are carved from Sumban stone. Each has a private butler and infinity pool.
Spend your mornings walking along the peaceful riverbank, practicing pilates, or participating in a restorative yoga class. A variety of daytime wellness treatments and cooking demonstrations will keep you occupied between nights relaxing in your private and spacious accommodation. Each suite is different from the next, with subtle shifts in mood, view, and spirit.
Bali is an extraordinarily peaceful destination and you’ll find COMO Shambhala Estate to be the pinnacle of the island’s character. This is truly a fitting place to realize your potential while reflecting on your dreams. All guests are assigned a personal assistant to help ensure a seamless stay.
Rates from this incredible retreat starts at $350 nightly from here.
Nestled in a privileged environment in the province of Cáceres, Spain the aim of Madrid-based firm Abaton Architects was to transform an abandoned stable into a family home through a comprehensive rehabilitation, with respect to the surrounding environment. The architecture firm solved the problems resulting from lack of supplies of electricity and running water through the systems of sustainability. The 3,465 square foot (322 square meters) home was designed with a system of solar panels with accumulators that allow the power supply in summer; settled turbines that exploit the channel of two streams that pass through the estate and that feed electricity to accumulators in winter.
Water can be observed through elements throughout the interior of the property as it flows naturally. The stone found in the surrounding area was used to build the house and the swimming pool. The supporting walls in the interior were replaced by light metal pillars, the haylofts in the upper area were converted into bedrooms, the water through became the fountain that is situated in the interior courtyard of the property and the enormous central lounge that serves different purposes took up the remaining area.
Take a look at the images of the beautiful Extremadura Estate and let us know what you think of this energy efficient home. Visit the website of architecture firm Abaton here.
Photos: Courtesy of Abaton
We discovered this gorgeous contemporary estate on Christie’s, situated in the idyllic countryside of Campanet, a charming mountain village outside of Mallorca in Spain. The newly constructed residence enjoys unrivalled panoramic views of the surrounding countryside to the sea. The construction of the residence is of an impressive innovative design realized with only top quality materials omitting no luxury and attending to every detail. The interior comprises of an open plan living and dining room and a fully equipped open kitchen with designer details and finishes, all situated on the ground floor and with direct terrace access. Also to be found on this floor is three guest bedrooms all with en-suite bathrooms. The first floor accommodates the grand master suite with walk-in wardrobe, large en-suite bathroom as well as an additional en-suite guest bedroom. The residence also includes a separate outbuilding that could function as guest or staff accommodation. A large mature garden and an exclusive pool area surround the house. From all angels of this extraordinary property the remarkable views can be enjoyed.
This ultra-fabulous home is listed for sale at $9,050,073 here.
We discovered this exclusive and one of a kind mountain property on Sothebyâ€™s, offering all the privacy and seclusion one could hope for in this perfectly designed home in Whistler, British Columbia. With 4,800 square feet and 6 bedrooms and 7 bathrooms, this residence has been built with every detail in mind. Set on one acre of meticulously landscaped grounds and surrounded by five acres of lush parkland this property really is like no other. Gated and removed from the outside world this estate is just minutes from the base of both Whistler and Blackcomb Mountains. With a matching guest house, guest suite and all the outdoor living space one could ask for, this home will fulfill all of your entertaining needs.
This exclusive property is listed for sale at $14,995,000 here.