With a crisp, modern aesthetic and stunning seaside location, Golden Rays Villa is a luxury resort situated in the town of Primošten, in Croatia. Golden Rays Villa 3 offers a spacious interior comprised of 3,595 square feet of living space with three bedrooms and three bathrooms. This high-end, Croatian retreat offers beautiful Adriatic vistas, luxurious amenities and sleek decor designed to complement the rugged Mediterranean landscape.
While drifting along the Adriatic shoreline, one can immediately identify the angular, yet harmonious, villas of Golden Rays. The distinctive resort boasts rectangular holiday homes and terraces and unparalleled views of the sparkling bay. These unique, architectural features also ensure each guest has ample access to the salty air and sunshine – not to mention peace and privacy.
These exclusive 370 square meters (3,983 square foot) villas are ideal for romantic escapes and refined getaways. Each private unit spans three levels that tumble gracefully down the hillside, and offers a spacious, sun-soaked open floor plan. Both three and four bedroom options are available, and all villas include partially-sheltered pools.
The resort’s modern, fully equipped kitchens cater well to traveling gourmets, while the comfortable and stylish dining areas are excellent for hosting intimate gatherings and celebrations. Additionally, guests can indulge and relax in the steamy private sauna, or work up a sweat their very own open air fitness area. In the evenings, Golden Rays’ picturesque terraces are a perfect place to enjoy an inspiring Mediterranean sunset and a glass of the renowned – and locally produced – Babic wine.
Aesthetically, Golden Rays is a welcome respite from the many uninspired hotels and resorts that dot the Croatian coastline. Rather than overpower the cliffside and detract from the area’s distinct natural beauty, architects opted for environmental harmony and hand selected design elements.
Each of the seven villas features a green roof and lush atrium garden, which allows the spacious, multi-tiered retreat to blend more seamlessly into the local flora. The villas are also partially constructed into the hillside and designers were careful to ensure each unit’s two-car garage became an interesting design element, rather than the typical aesthetic dead space.
The villas’ expansive picture windows also help diminish the separation between nature and living space, and allow the rugged and rocky landscape to become part of the greater decor. Even the furnishings are reminiscent of Golden Rays’ surroundings. Rich designer pieces in natural fabrics and textures emulate the outdoor environment, while the classic, earthy tones, crisp white walls and natural wood floors contrast beautifully against the seascape. Additionally, the floating staircases, engaging art pieces and interesting architectural accents come together to create a fashionable, yet relaxing, Croatian retreat.
Golden Rays may cater to a chic and design-savvy clientele, but the top shelf treatment doesn’t stop at stunning views and sleek decor. Thanks to a well-trained and dedicated staff, guests rarely lift a finger. Butlers and private chefs are available, and all villas are maintained by a discreet cleaning staff. Qualified local guides are also on call for various excursions and adventures. Plus, thanks to a lovely seaside walkway, guests can access the sand and surf in moments.
To better experience nearby villages such as Primosten and Kemik Marina, guests can continue down the scenic walkway or hire a car. These colorful Mediterranean hamlets offer charming shops, delicious local dining, tourism offices and many historical points of interest. The area is also well known for its myriad diving spots and wide variety of watersports.
From the gorgeous surroundings to expertly designed interiors, Golden Rays is truly a stunning destination. Boasting peaceful, sun-filled escapes to design-centric adventures, this exclusive Croatian resort is sure to leave guests dreaming of blue skies, blue seas and world class luxury.
Golden Rays provides the perfect luxury base while you explore the best of Primosten and the Croatian coast.
Villa Chamade is a minimalist and contemporary estate situated just a few minutes away from the center of Cannes, France and the prestigious Cap d’Antibes, a perfect compound for your French Riviera holidays. This property has a commanding hillside position on 3,400 square meters of land, featuring sumptuous panoramic views of the bay and the Lerins Islands. This attractive luxury residence offers 7,104 square feet (660 square meters) of living space with its six en-suite bedrooms, meticulously designed spacious living room and two kitchens for summer and winter time.
Exuding a feeling of spaciousness throughout the residence, the interiors have been designed in a highly contemporary manner, with diverse finishes. The array of textures creates a welcoming and dynamic ambiance. If all these were not enough to define a striking French Riviera home, you will also be enjoying a gorgeous pool overlooking the bay with its jacuzzi, a spa and hamman which completes the perfect picture.
Villa Chamade is currently listed for sale on Sotheby’s, with the price is available on request.
The Konstancin House is a contemporary single family home that has been designed by Nasciturus Design, situated in the town of Konstancin-Jeziorna, nearby Warsaw, Poland. The project was designed for a family of four, comprised of 3,767 square feet (350 square meters) of living space. The clients gave the architects a free hand in arranging the interior providing some hints like color preferences and a general vision. They wanted their apartment to be spacious, impressive and one of a kind. Although it was expected to be arranged in a contemporary style, the owners also value a timeless classic.
The ground floor is mainly used for integrating the household as they have a common space to spend time together. The ‘Brunner’ fireplace perfectly attracts long conversations in a pleasant ambiance. A large 3meter glass slab used as a handrail makes the space even more visually appealing. It is not only a remarkably elegant solution but it also enlarges the space. Worth mentioning is also a ‘Fly’ Vibieffe sofa making the living room couched in comfort.
The kitchen is finished in a black and white polished MDF. The working table is a natural graphite board perfectly matching the lockers. We also have managed to add a little bit of lightness by hanging the cupboards above the floor.
Next, there is the dinning room decorated in a balanced contrast of dark and light colors corresponding the rest of the house. The main component is a magnificent ‘Cedros’ dark table ideal for a sophisticated meals and the original and soft chairs ensure a full comfort thought the whole evening.
In the bedroom you will find classic wallpapers, subtle textiles and warm colors that will make you sleep tight. The delicate lighting is making the room all the more welcoming and a large window overlooking the garden guarantees a beautiful view from the very begging of your day.
A roomy and practical bathroom is crucial. To achieve that the project sets up full functionality along with a luxury look. On the over 20m2 there is literally everything you need. The marvelous mosaic and a free standing bathtub makes the bathroom outstandingly unique.
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This Southampton beach house is a luxury summer retreat that has been designed by New York based studio Alexander Gorlin Architects, situated in Southampton, New York. This two story modern home was completed in 2008, built with European limestone and African hardwood. The 12,000 square foot home is located in the East End of the Hamptons and takes full advantage of its position between the bay and the ocean by offering sweeping views of the water. Entering the house, one is greeted by a dramatic cantilevered room on the upper floor that extends 20 feet over a patio. With an emphasis on entertaining, the house comprises three master bedrooms, three guest suites, staff quarters, an outdoor pool and a rooftop terrace.
Photos: Courtesy of Alexander Gorlin Architects
Casbah Cove is a luxury designed Moroccan riad by Gordon Stein Design, nestled in Palm Desert, California’s most upscale gated community, Bighorn Golf Club. The golf course offers two award-winning 18-hole courses, bocce ball court, tennis courts, and more. Relaxing has never been so easy, with a bevy of treatments offered at Bighorn’s full-service spa. Casbah Cove is likely the most innovative home in the desert, built high on a hill of the canyon side of Bighorn, surrounded on three sides of BLM land with unobstructed views of snowy mountains and glittering valley lights below.
Ascend the winding driveway, dotted with Moroccan gas lanterns, to reach the oversized motor court adorned with date palms submerged in a sweeping water feature. The impressive main entrance boasts enormous sliding doors that articulate the workmanship consistent throughout the home. Craftsmen from Morocco spent many months at Casbah Cove estate, carving wood, stone, plaster and brass. Step through the doors and observe an expanse of jaw-dropping mountain and valley views. In the foyer, the sliding doors are flanked with dual fireplaces and overhead you have star-shaped skylights. A truly amazing 30′x40′ retractable glass ceiling over the courtyard.
Price and showings on request from Bighorn Properties.
This stunning 16,800 square foot property has the following amenities: 4 Bedrooms, including detached, separate guest house with kitchen area and private entrances; 5 full baths, two half baths; giant unfinished room could be two bedrooms with two baths, a gym, indoor theater, etc. Plans available or will built to suit; 3 outdoor dining areas, 8 fireplaces, vanishing walls of glass in library and master, outdoor shower, guest living room with hidden kitchen, second kitchen for catering, elevator walls lined with mother of pearl, adorned with a TV and music control pad, 9 built in flat screen TV’s plus movie theater, guest rooms with a large, private outdoor area, upstairs bar with wine storage, refrigerator, icemaker and sink, temperature controlled wine cellar that accommodates (??) bottles, three car + two golf cart garage, stone slabs, Moroccan tiles and Siberian oak floors, radiant heated floors in master and most common areas of the home.
Unparalleled privacy allows you to enjoy both your 75′ lap infinity pool and also the 40′ round swimming pool for sunning. There is a Hammam spa with steam room and built ins. Landscaping featuring date palms, mature olive trees, birds of paradise, secret garden of white rosebushes, and much more. Hookah room features seating for twenty, with disappearing doors, overlooking the preserved mountainside. With a touch of a button, a 20 foot screen raises from the ground to change traditional movie watching into a truly spectacular experience. Whether you’re having a party for 20 or 200, Casbah Cove can easily accommodate all of your guests!
Imagine being whisked away to the most opulent, exotic destination in Marrakech: The consistent sun and arid warmth envelops your body as you step out of a seventy-five foot, salt water lap pool lined with black granite. You reach for a cool, refreshing cocktail, as king palm trees sway overhead. Now, imagine that you only had to travel two hours from Los Angeles to get there. When you combine the countless amenities with top-notch security, stunning grounds of lavish landscaping, and a younger median age of residents, it adds up to a resort community that is a little more ‘hip’ than hip replacement.
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This luxuriously stunning private beach house has been designed by Adam Design with Olivier Dain Perspectives and consultant designer Lesley Batchelor, is located on St Barths. The two storey main house consists of 8,611 square feet (800 square meters) of living space with master suite and two additional bedrooms with living area and kitchen. There are four independent buildings, three for guest accommodation and one for cinema and laundry. On the large beach front deck there are three beach buildings, outside dining and BBQ, lounge and a water closet, shower and beach access. There are a further two staff houses. This fabulous home has been featured on the cover of Elle Decoration and Belle magazine as well as in a luxury book ‘Summer Houses’ by Wim Pauwels.
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Spotted on Sotheby’s, this stunning duplex penthouse features brilliant light, quality craftsmanship and timeless design mingled together to create a one of a kind on Greenwich Street, New York. This three bedroom loft offers 4,500 square feet of interior living with an additional 3,000 square feet of outdoor living space and private elevator. Upon entering the loft you find classic open-style loft living with soaring ceilings, exposed brick walls, skylights, two bedrooms, two-and-a-half bathrooms and home office. The skylit chef’s kitchen features a 5-burner Miele cooktop, double ovens, Sub-Zero and Italian granite counter tops. A spectacular cantilevered solid oak and steel staircase leads to a stunning master suite, with dressing room, spacious bath, kitchenette, and living room. Experience unparalleled indoor/outdoor living with breathtaking water views via floor to ceiling windows that slide open to the terrace. Outside are multiple entertaining areas, & top notch materials such as IPE decking, granite sandstone, hot tub, custom lighting and irrigation systems.
This spectacular New York penthouse is listed for sale at $8,995,000, from here.
Turett Collaborative Architects have sent us images of their latest project, a Manhattan, New York Penthouse, sitting fifty four floors high, with the Statue of Liberty, the horizon over Long Island and the whole of Central Park in view. The clients had a vision of the space, requesting clean design, a layout maximizing panoramic views, and the celebration of an exclusive collection of Asian art. This penthouse renovation came equipped with a unique challenge for the clients. They were moving out of a suburban estate that was almost four times as large as this 5,000 square foot penthouse. Therefore, the design had to go beyond aesthetics and maximize every square inch, incorporating amenities that would typically be found in much grandeur homes.
Penthouse architecture demands unique consideration. A sense of openness and comfort are optimized not only by careful attention to layout, but also through the blending of materials and textures.
New room partitions were crafted of concrete with wood-grain textures. High-gloss ceilings and lacquer panel walls extend the impact of the floor-to-ceiling windows. A glass enclosed study provides acoustic separation with no interruption of the view. Stainless steel wall insets serve as ideal displays for South Asian sculpture.
To maintain the clean, unbroken lines, heightened attention to finish included camouflaged electrical outlets and concealed sound systems, detailed indirect lighting, and self-closing pocket doors. State-of-the-art audio-visual systems are concealed behind nearly invisible doors.
Plentiful pantry, storage, and closet space keeps clutter to a minimum, and tucked-away amenities abound: the mirror in the master bath is two-way, concealing a television behind; the wine refrigerator and water cooler disappear behind custom cabinetry and wall panels.
Kitchen cabinets are faced in back-painted glass. Other rooms feature meticulously selected and matched stone slabs, custom wood veneers, and linen wall coverings. And a final touch that only a penthouse can enjoy: skylights (with both sun-shades and black-out shades) in the foyer and den further flood the home with natural light.
Photos: Travis Dubreuil
Chameleon villa offers unique architecture and design in the exclusive area of Son Vida, Spain with breathtaking views to the sea, the city and the harbor of Palma. Spotted on Sotheby’s, the Chameleon house is comprised of 26,867 square feet (2,496 square meters) of living space with 10 bedrooms and nine bathrooms. The villa attracts through its exceptional light effects, which accomplish a true miracle of light; finest crystal on which surface has been installed with a special LED technology that can be programmed in its colors corresponding to your wish. The villa consists of three buildings. The main house is divided into three floors with living room, library, TV room, bedroom suites, kitchen and wine cellar. The second building offers the pool, wellness and fitness area. The third building is used as the guest house with 200 m2 of living space.
Special features of this exceptional villa includes, wine cellar/grotto, water view, various terraces/outdoor space, immaculate gardens, steam room, staff quarters, steam spa/hot tub, indoor and outdoor pool, gym, media room/home theater, prestige fitted kitchen, lift, living and dining room with fireplace, library, laundry room, stone floors, underfloor heating throughout, intelligence system, electric gates, installed music system and security system, as well as a guest apartment and garage.
This spectacular property is listed for sale from here.
Photos: Courtesy of Sotheby’s
This Tribeca penthouse is a complete modern renovation by Turett Collaborative Architects of a two floor penthouse apartment in TriBeCa, New York. Located on 41 Warren Street, the penthouse makes best use of every angle and every view. The architecture firm’s signature design brings the outside in with over-sized windows and glass doors, multiple skylights, three large terraces, and a massive private roof deck with expansive views.
It’s easy to imagine the cozy night at home with a wood burning fireplace. The dining terrace with a built-in gas grill could kindle thoughts of summer entertaining. With Terra Mai Teak 6″ wood floor planks, Novelda Crème limestone walls, a teak tub deck and separate sauna and steam rooms, the master bathroom offers the prospects of personal indulgence after a stressful day at work. The elements flow together, delivering a contemporary design that connects with NYC aesthetic sensibilities.
Creating Your Signature Tribeca Penthouse
Turett Collaborative Architects is known for a signature design that blends contemporary aesthetics, natural and industrial materials and creative use of every square foot of urban space. We collaborate closely with our clients to create the home that fits their lifestyles. Knowing what you want may be difﬁcult to define. You may only have a loose understanding of what it is that you want. The design process also may inspire some anxiety. The most important thing is to not worry and take a deep breath. Every project starts with a fair number of unknowns. We are here to listen to your needs, distill and translate our award-winning design into a home that works for you and your family.
Photos: Courtesy of Turett Collaborative Architects