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New & Notable Luxury Properties For Sale Over $20 Million

New & Notable Luxury Properties For Sale Over $20 Million

From the former estate of Jordan’s king and queen on the Potomac in Maryland to an elegant waterfront home in Sydney, these are four featured notable properties for sale over $20 million. Potomac, Maryland |  Michael Rankin ,  TTR Sotheby’s International Realty   Sited at the top of a gentle knoll on the banks of the Potomac River sits an elegant château clad in French limestone. This mansion was the formal estate of Jordan’s King Hussein and Queen Noor. The main parcel and structure were acquired from the King and Queen in 2000. Subsequently, the owner has thoughtfu...

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8 Ideas For Transforming An Extra Room

8 Ideas For Transforming An Extra Room

Much like petits fours at the end of a delicious meal, an auxiliary room can often sweeten the deal when deciding on a property to add to your portfolio. Whether for business, in the case of a home office, or pleasure via a home theater, make the most of the extra square footage by introducing one of these additions to your home. For the Socializer: The Keeping Room Berkley, California | Herman Chan,  Golden Gate Sotheby’s International Realty The name “keeping room” comes from the Colonial era when homes were smaller in size, and many families “kept” warm by huddling around...

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Funding Homes For Life

Funding Homes For Life

The Singapore Government has updated rules on the use of CPF  to purchase properties – both private properties and HDB flats – as well as the rules on HDB housing loans with effect from 10 May 2019. The objective is to enable Singaporeans to have more flexibility in purchasing a home, while safeguarding their housing needs in their retirement.  Restrictions on the use of CPF will be imposed if the remaining lease of the property cannot cover the youngest buyer until at least the age of 95. According to a joint media release by the Ministry of National Development (MND) and Ministry of M...

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In A Class Of Its Own

In A Class Of Its Own

The Beach Road precinct is fast becoming one of Singapore’s new prime areas. One of the most distinguishable developments that sits right in the heart of that precinct is Concourse Skyline.  Designed by the award-winning COX Group, Concourse Skyline is a mixed-used development comprising two high-rise block and one low-rise block. To-date, there are only a very limited number of two- to four-bedroom apartments still available for ownership. The developer of Concourse Skyline is public-listed Hong Fok Corporation Limited (Hong Fok), and they have just unveiled the development’s cro...

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Which Interior Design Style Is Right for You?

Which Interior Design Style Is Right for You?

When deciding which luxury home is suited to you, take note: architecture and hardware tell part of the story, but it’s the interior design that truly turns a house into a home. How To Determine Your Interior Design Styles? Take this quiz! We’ve assembled some of the most current—and lasting—interior design trends to give you a window into your personal interior style. Take this quiz to find out which trend suits you best, and investigate the features your home should have in order to bring your look to life. Arguably, the best design includes a dash of personality. From eclecti...

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Waterfront Living At Its Best

Waterfront Living At Its Best

Corals at Keppel Bay by developer Keppel Land, epitomises world-class luxurious waterfront living both in Singapore and the region, offering residents a beautiful sea and greenery view rarely available. Corals at Keppel Bay is the brainchild of celebrated architect Daniel Libeskind, who is known globally for his ground-breaking work. The daring and iconic Reflections at Keppel Bay – also by Keppel Land – was his first Asian residential showpiece. With Corals at Keppel Bay , he once again brings his design genius to prime waterfront living.  Further extending the water them...

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Soaring Heights

Soaring Heights

A unique collaboration between several acclaimed international brands, Yoo8 serviced by Kempinski is set to become Kuala Lumpur’s most coveted branded residence yet. The two-tower Yoo8 serviced by Kempinski is part of the 8 Conlay development by Malaysian property developer KSK Land,which also includes the first Kempinski Hotel in Kuala Lumpur as well as a lifestyle retail quarter The iconic Petronas Twin Towers have long been the beacons on the Kuala Lumpur skyline, but come 2020, a new pair of skyscrapers is set to become another of the city’s most talked about landmarks. The two b...

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Wanderlust | Why You Should Purchase A Property Outside City Limits

Wanderlust | Why You Should Purchase A Property Outside City Limits

Sometimes, it takes living on the edge to cultivate absolute calm. It’s often the elusive, off-the-beaten-path locations—those involving a helicopter landing, ferry ride, or seaplane—that are most worth visiting. From palatial villas in the South Pacific to far-flung sanctuaries in the South of France, these homes are worth the effort of pushing past city limits. Rural Québec Marie-Piers Barsalou & Johanne Meunier, Sotheby’s International Realty Québec For many, the countryside offers the perfect antithesis to city life: clean air, open country markets, and f...

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Demystifying Dubai

Demystifying Dubai

Dubai, a city with a population size of slightly more than three million, has earned a reputation as the most modern and progressive among the seven emirates that make up the United Arab Emirates (UAE), with luxury shopping, ultra-modern architecture and a lively nightlife. The pace of Dubai’s development has been nothing short of amazing, supported by its strong economic success with non-oil Gross Domestic Product (GDP) growth of around 3 per cent in 2018 coming from sectors such as tourism and trade. With Dubai less than an eight-hour flight from two thirds of the world population, it...

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5 Design Trends You’ll See At Maison&Objet

5 Design Trends You’ll See At Maison&Objet

On January 18th, Paris’ annual home décor and interior design trade fair launches again in the City of Lights. For the uninitiated, the festival offers a week-long feast for the eyes, giving aesthetes from across the globe full license to indulge. In anticipation of the upcoming show, take a look at some of the top trends you can expect to find this year at Maison&Objet. Paris, France | Propriétés Parisiennes Sotheby’s International Realty Despite its tongue-in-cheek tone, this year’s theme “Excuse My French” is right on the nose when it comes to celebrating the effortless...

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