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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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5 Islands you May Want To Move To This Year

5 Islands you May Want To Move To This Year

If golden beaches, crystal clear bays, and tropical breezes are top-of-mind, turn mirages into reality with a taste of island living. Whether to serve as inspiration for permanent residency, or as a second property for easy vacationing, the homes found on these five coveted islands are the perfect getaways.  Mallorca, Spain Sandra Cosio ,  Mallorca Sotheby’s International Realty The largest of Spain’s Balearic Islands, Mallorca offers the finest aspects of Mediterranean living. From historic sites of Roman and Moorish influence, to beaches with dramatic cl...

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Inside The Retreat At Moonstone Beach

Inside The Retreat At Moonstone Beach

Known for its sandy coves, rocky bluffs, and the eponymous semiprecious stones that often wash up on its shore, Moonstone Beach is one of Southern California’s most beloved stretches of coastline. On an emerald perch high above, this consummately private 78-acre estate is an elegant, self-sufficient sanctuary encompassing a 12,000-square-foot residence, an inviting guesthouse, staff quarters, garaging to showcase up to 50 cars, two event halls, a helipad, equestrian facilities, six acres of rolling pinot noir vineyards, expanses of equestrian land, and open space and pine forests threaded with...

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Home Is Where The Health Is: 5 Homes Perfect For A Healthy Lifestyle

Home Is Where The Health Is: 5 Homes Perfect For A Healthy Lifestyle

A daily wellness routine is no sweat when a home enjoys its own top-tier fitness equipment, private lap pools, professional-caliber sports courts, and flourishing vegetable gardens. Luxurious Living in Dumbo Brooklyn, New York |  The Heyman Team ,  Sotheby’s International Realty – Downtown Manhattan Brokerage Offering 4,565 square feet of sophisticated living and entertaining space along with an enviable terrace, this five-bedroom residence is a chic aerie full of light that revels in views of the harbor, the Brooklyn Bridge, and the Lower Manhattan skyline. Resident...

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A Feast For The Eyes: 5 Stylish Dining Rooms

A Feast For The Eyes: 5 Stylish Dining Rooms

Whether hosting a quiet, casual weeknight meal or a formal fête for a crowd, the dining room is an essential space in the inviting modern home. From Central Park West to Santa Barbara, these dining rooms encourage everyone to gather at the table in style. Ocean View Villa Santa Barbara, California |  Maureen McDermut ,  Sotheby’s International Realty – Montecito – Coast Village Road Brokerage Throughout this Mediterranean-style villa, plentiful windows frame views of the majestic Pacific. The 5,352-square-foot floor plan features living and dining rooms, an open ki...

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Leafy And Regal: The Many Faces Of Green

Leafy And Regal: The Many Faces Of Green

Signifying prosperity, growth, and a connection to nature, green is having a design moment—take Behr’s 2022 color of the year, a minty green paint called Breezeway that’s inspired by seaglass, or Benjamin Moore’s sage-adjacent shade for 2022, October Mist. Of course there’s a whole palette of verdant hues to choose from, no matter the type of home or room that’s ready for an elevated refresh. Whether it’s time for a full revamp, or a mere spruce up, take note of these four exemplary luxury homes that have taken innovative approaches to integrating shades of green. An Unforgetta...

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Why A Luxury Rental Might Be Your Next Great Real Estate Decision

Why A Luxury Rental Might Be Your Next Great Real Estate Decision

Depending on your lifestyle, the rental of a luxury home can fill a noticeable gap in your future planning. Whether you haven’t yet found the perfect home for purchase, or you’re dreaming of an extended staycation, renting can satisfy your current shelter needs—and save you a few of the commitments that come with full ownership. And who’s to say renting won’t bring you one step closer in your search for your next house? Here are some of the benefits luxury rentals can offer as you dovetail your plans with the unexpected. A Change of Scenery—Without the Commitment Provence-Alpes-...

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