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Rising To The Occasion: 5 Homes With Striking Staircases

Rising To The Occasion: 5 Homes With Striking Staircases

From Connecticut to California, these homes are anchored by dramatic staircases—elegantly ornate and crisply contemporary—that provide glamorous introductions and serve as fascinating focal points. Villa la Marina   Cassidy Hiepler ,  Linda Rich  |  Sotheby’s International Realty – Westlake Village Brokerage This breathtaking Italian-inspired estate is an architectural tour de force. Highlights include a kitchen with Sub-Zero and Wolf appliances, a loggia, an outdoor kitchen, an indoor-outdoor bar, a wine cellar, a cigar salon, a theater, and a seven-car garage. In...

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5 Homes That Channel NFT Art

5 Homes That Channel NFT Art

Stylish, innovative, disruptive—while this is how one might describe the allure of non-fungible tokens (NFTs), they’re qualities that are also in high-demand for luxury property buyers.  NFTs are digital assets, often in the form of art, with their uniqueness as the driving force behind their value. Most exceptional luxury homes are also coveted for their singularity, whether due to a rare location, unparalleled architecture, or distinctive design. For truly one-of-a-kind properties that reflect the essence of NFT art, set your sights on these five homes. Seductive Seventies Si...

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Cuisine And Culture | A Heritage Kitchen, Restored For Modern Life

Cuisine And Culture | A Heritage Kitchen, Restored For Modern Life

The home has many spaces for coming together, but there’s nothing quite like the kitchen. Because meals are made and shared here, so too are moments and memories. It’s the meeting point for the family, but also a space for hosting friends, neighbors, and relatives who bring their own stories—literally—to the table. That’s why the ambiance and aesthetics of the kitchen are so meaningful; this is a place that will always be loved and remembered. And some kitchens are blessed with truly exceptional designs. That’s certainly the case with this  18th-century nobleman’s house , situated in...

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Tile Trends: 4 Homes With Unique Tilework

Tile Trends: 4 Homes With Unique Tilework

Few things can transform a bath like a dazzling display of tile. Featuring striking details and vibrant hues, the tile in these four unique baths—in homes from the Northeast to the Southwest—are sure to make a splash. Lincoln Square Luxury Serena Boardman  |  Sotheby’s International Realty – East Side Manhattan Brokerage High above Manhattan, this chic condominium home in one of the city’s most sought-after residential buildings has been renovated with impeccable attention to detail. It offers voluminous living and dining rooms with floor-to-ce...

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Closets Fit For A Fashion Show

Closets Fit For A Fashion Show

Despina Laou, Greece Sotheby’s International Realty There’s nothing quite like fashion to infuse everyday life with luxury. From your personal stock of garments, jewelry, handbags, shoes, and accessories, you can curate how you present yourself to the world. A walk-in closet or dressing room lets you peruse your entire wardrobe at leisure, and delight in the thoughtful process of putting together an assemblage that represents the true you. Here are four properties that feature particularly fabulous dressing spaces. A Cache for Rare Collector’s Items in Los Angeles...

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New Development Spotlight: New World La Plume Niseko Resort In Japan

New Development Spotlight: New World La Plume Niseko Resort In Japan

Showcasing the height of new luxury construction in some of the world’s most sought after locations, let’s explore an exclusive new  development  from our worldwide network. Hokkaido, Japan |  List Sotheby’s International Realty  At the New World La Plume Niseko Resort in Hokkaido, Japan, nearly half of the total area is dedicated to amenities such as restaurants/bars, gym and pool, spa/onsen(Japanese hot spring) and sauna, and other entertainment where guests can maximize their experience in a relaxing environment. All facilities are designed for guest...

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Making A Splash: 5 Idyllic Waterfront Homes

Making A Splash: 5 Idyllic Waterfront Homes

From Cape Cod to California, these five waterfront homes are buoys for modern-day living, offering enviable views and the soothing sounds of harbor, river, and ocean waters from West Coast to East. Chatham’s First Light Jeffrey Marcus  |  Sotheby’s International Realty – Osterville Brokerage Although it brings to mind a vintage Shingle-style cottage, this timeless getaway on a high ocean-facing site minutes from Chatham Village was designed and built in 2017. Highlights include inviting living and dining areas, a lower-level media room, four bedrooms—each with its own...

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What’s New In Art, Architecture, And Design

What’s New In Art, Architecture, And Design

3-D MOTION, INDUSTRIAL-STYLE GLASS WALLS AND WINDOWS, AND UPGRADED BUTLER’S PANTRIES Digital art is immersing itself in 3-D motion, industrial-style glass walls and windows are bringing luxury homes closer to nature, and butler’s pantries are getting an upgrade. Below, the latest trends in art, architecture, and design. ART Works in 3-D motion design are literally taking the art world in a new direction, capturing the attention of collectors around the world, and animating a whole new generation of techy artists. The special-effects images, displayed in public spaces, on bi...

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Luxe Rail Journeys

Luxe Rail Journeys

These Elegant Trains Let You Step Back Into The Golden Age Of Travel With the world’s most glamorous rail journeys, the journey matters just as much, if not more than, the destination. There’s nothing quite like hopping on a train to explore a new destination, especially if there are amazing stops and lots of pampering along the way. Even jaded travelers used to first-class travel revel in the all-day luxuries offered by the most iconic train experiences. Sitting in a comfy window seat, drink in hand, while gazing out at an endless stream of gorgeous scenery is a unique thrill...

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Perfectly Patterned: 5 Homes With Picturesque Wallpaper

Perfectly Patterned: 5 Homes With Picturesque Wallpaper

Few things transform an everyday interior space like carefully chosen wallpaper—whether classically botanical or bold, bright, and modern. Silver Lake Jewel Los Angeles, California |  Simon Beardmore ,  Sotheby’s International Realty – Brentwood Brokerage On a quiet hilltop in Silver Lake, this delightful two-bedroom home features charming living and dining rooms and two versatile rooms that serve as office or additional guest spaces. Dating to the 1920s and painstakingly updated and maintained, it is filled with eye-catching architectural and design de...

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