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Making a Grand Entrance | 6 Instagrammable Entryways

Making a Grand Entrance | 6 Instagrammable Entryways

It’s often said that you only get one chance to make a first impression. Thankfully, there are many ways to impress when it comes to designing a compelling entryway. The first thing visitors see when they step inside your home, an inviting entry can set the tone for the rest of your décor and establish your aesthetic at a glance. Let these six elegant properties inspire your own grand entrance and make that first impression one worth capturing for posterity. Contemporary Elegance in North Carolina Wilmington, North Carolina |  Nick Phillips ,  Landmark Sotheby’s International Real...

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A Recipe for Fabulous Entertaining | 6 Enviable Kitchens

A Recipe for Fabulous Entertaining | 6 Enviable Kitchens

In locales from East Coast to West—with Texas and the Southwest in between—these kitchens encourage people to gather with their fluid floor plans, eye-catching surfaces, and singular blend of style, comfort, and functionality. Traditional Charm in Pacific Palisades Barbara Boyle, Sotheby’s International Realty – Pacific Palisades Brokerage Bringing to mind an East Coast classicism, this new five-bedroom home enjoys a prime location in the exclusive Riviera neighborhood of Pacific Palisades and encourages festive entertaining at every turn. In addition to formal living and dinin...

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URA Master Plan Hot Spot: Jurong Innovation District

URA Master Plan Hot Spot: Jurong Innovation District

According to the Draft Master Plan 2019, the West Region of Singapore will remain as the country’s largest manufacturing hub. Three new employment areas in this location will provide exciting opportunities for the labour force: Jurong Lake District (JLD), Jurong Innovation District (JID) and Tuas Port. Envisioned as the second Central Business District (CBD) of Singapore, JLD will be the largest mixed use business district in the suburbs, spanning across 360 hectares of land. By 2035, JLD will be served by four mass rapid transit (MRT) lines to give residents, workers and visitors acce...

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Thriving Thong Lor

Thriving Thong Lor

Few of Bangkok’s neighbourhood have changed quite as much in recent years as Sukhumvit Soi 55, or Thong Lor, as it is popularly know. A section of Bangkok in the Watthana district on the north side of Sukhumvit, Thong Lor is more than just a chic residential area for the well-heeled cosmopolitan. The upscale neighbourhood also draws crowds with great bars, cool cafes and some of the most happening establishments that come with them. As one of Bangkok’s most thriving area, Thong Lor is one of the preferred neighbourhood for the city’s property developers. Apart from...

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Living the High Life | 6 Superior Penthouses

Living the High Life | 6 Superior Penthouses

Perched on their buildings’ highest floors, these six sophisticated penthouses—in desirable locations from West Coast to East—benefit from privacy, views, style, and amenities that go above and beyond. Indoor-Outdoor Living in NoMad Mara Flash Blum & Ariel Greene,  Sotheby’s International Realty – Downtown Manhattan Brokerage Thoughtful in configuration and supremely stylish in design, this five-bedroom three-level penthouse features a living and dining room, a media room or library, a sun-filled eat-in chef’s kitchen, and a family room. An indoor-outdoor lo...

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URA Master Plan Hot Spot: Kampong Bugis

URA Master Plan Hot Spot: Kampong Bugis

When the Draft Master Plan 2019 was unveiled in March 2019, Kampong Bugis was identified as one of the Urban Transformation projects. These are “key growth areas that will encourage economic growth, and bring jobs and amenities closer to residents.” Spanning an area of around 17.4 ha (1.873 mil sq ft), the Kampong Bugis precinct is strategically located at the mouth of Kallang River. It is bounded by Kallang Road and Crawford Street, with a 1.1 km of water frontage to Kallang River and Rochor River. Envisioned by the government planners to be an attractive waterfront residential preci...

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4 Cities In Thailand Worth Investing In

4 Cities In Thailand Worth Investing In

Thailand is known to have some of the least restrictive overseas property ownership rules . According to Chinese real estate portal Juwai.com, Thailand was the most popular country in the world when it comes to enquiries from potential Chinese real estate buyers in 2018. The Southeast Asian country has diverse options to offer, making it an attractive destination for property investments. Property prices in Thailand have been on the rise in the last decade, attracting investors who see the country as a good place to grow their wealth. When buying real estate overseas, the decisions on...

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Thailand Real Estate Market: What You Should Know

Thailand Real Estate Market: What You Should Know

Thailand has always been one of the most popular spots for holidaymakers and investors alike. According to the Mastercard APAC Destinations Index 2018, Bangkok, Thailand’s capital and most populous city, remains the top destination in the region with more than 20 million arrivals, besting its figure of 19.3 million it achieved in 2017. Thailand’s booming tourism sector has the country on the map for investors and accounts for 12% of the nation’s economy. This is not surprising as Bangkok is a vibrant metropolis with an amazing history, incredible food scene and fantastic local scene. M...

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Finishing Touch: The Details That Make a Difference When Staging Your Home

Finishing Touch: The Details That Make a Difference When Staging Your Home

Your home is an oasis, a place perfectly appointed to suit your personal tastes. Which is exactly as it should be—until it becomes time to list your home and move on to the next dream. Buyers aren’t looking for a home that appears too lived-in. They’re looking for a space they can customize to their own styles and preferences, with enough of a starting point in place that they can envision their future life. Selling your home is about showing its potential without too much of anything distracting the eye—and the solution is staging. Before you show your home to prospective buyers, you have...

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A Ski Destination To Call Your Own At Hokkaido

A Ski Destination To Call Your Own At Hokkaido

Talk about skiing in Japan and Hokkaido will come into mind. The northernmost of Japan’s main islands, Hokkaido is well known for its ski areas, volcanoes and natural hot springs (onsen). Niseko in Hokkaido has long been the number one ski destination. But the lesser known Rusutsu is catching up on the game. Rusutsu Resort dethroned Niseko and won the title of Japan Best Ski Resort in the World Ski Awards in 2017 and 2018. With a large ski area that covers three mountains, Rusutsu has a variety of long runs with a good mix of groomed trails, great powder snow and tree runs. It is locate...

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