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Home Away From Home: Building Your Dream Holiday Nest Overseas

Home Away From Home: Building Your Dream Holiday Nest Overseas

If there is a silver lining to the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic, it is that many windows of opportunity have opened up for real estate investors around the world. The attractive property prices and lower interest rates globally mark a good entry point for those who wish to enter the market and ride on the post-crisis growth. In fact, investors have already been out and about house-hunting in the luxury residential market. Having a second property overseas in the right location can provide a good source of recurring and passive income. The additional costs associated with the purchase of...

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Dive In: 5 Homes with Stylish Swimming Pools

Dive In: 5 Homes with Stylish Swimming Pools

During the long, sunny days of summer, few things are more enticing than a refreshing dip. These dazzling swimming pools—in locales from Connecticut to California—allow for outdoor enjoyment in sophisticated settings. Majestic Texas Manor Houston, Texas |  Susan Boss  &    Stephen Warrell ,  Martha Turner Sotheby’s International Realty   On 3.7 acres in Houston’s desirable Rivercrest Estates, this magnificent manor exemplifies regal refinement. Spanning an impressive 21,032 square feet, the main residence offers a stately owner’s suite and a wealth of living and ente...

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Nature’s Paintbrush | Homes With Incredible Sunset Views

Nature’s Paintbrush | Homes With Incredible Sunset Views

Few things in the natural world can be more stunning than the daily sunset. These homes are perfectly poised to soak in the splendor of the natural light show that is an unobscured sunset. Kerala, India Kerala, India |  Sheena Sippy ,  India Sotheby’s International Realty   This beach villa is a nalukettu tharavadu that traces its history to 1829. Records indicate that in 1829, upon his ascension to the ivory throne, His Highness Swathi Thirunal Rama Varma Maharaja of Travancore, ordered for the construction of this nalukettu at Kollengode in present day Tamilnadu state...

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Reside In Singapore's Finest

Reside In Singapore's Finest

Luxury Zone: Ardmore/Draycott and Orchard Boulevard/ Nassim Enclaves As a small island state, Singapore has limited land resource. Hence residential prices have been on the upward trend over the years. This is especially so for properties in the Core Central Region (CCR), where the supply had been rare. The CCR is largely constituted by the Central Business District (CBD) and Sentosa as well as the traditional prime districts 9, 10, 11 surrounding Singapore’s finest shopping belt at Orchard Road, where major commercial buildings, large-scale shopping malls and hotels can be found. Full...

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Luxury Goes Green: Incorporating Eco Features In Real Estate

Luxury Goes Green: Incorporating Eco Features In Real Estate

It is finally the weekend after a hard week of work and home beckons. Step into a lush oasis away from the hustle and bustle of city life. Recline and unwind in the lavish interior of your living room illuminated by natural lighting. Or retreat to a balcony with a built-in green garden that calms your mind as you enjoy the cool, fresh breeze and catch the panoramic sunset view of the city. Welcome to the world of eco-luxury, where natural and sustainable features are integrated into high-end apartments. Besides enjoying their homes, residents will also be heartened that they are contribut...

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Seamless Style: Homes With Enviable Indoor-Outdoor Spaces

Seamless Style: Homes With Enviable Indoor-Outdoor Spaces

What’s better than enjoying fresh air and sunshine while remaining steps from the comforts and conveniences of the indoors? These homes—in desirable locales from Palm Beach to wine country—boast indoor-outdoor spaces just right for the long, lovely days of summer. Contemporary Tour de Force Vivienne Leebosh & Caroline Santandrea |  Sotheby’s International Realty – Montecito – Coast Village Road Brokerage Every interior space of this stunning masterwork enjoys a bond with the outdoors. Designed by esteemed architect Barton Myers, the residence was inspired by the temp...

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6 Calming Bedrooms To Rival Any High-End Hotel

6 Calming Bedrooms To Rival Any High-End Hotel

After a long day of travel, there’s nothing quite like arriving at a luxury hotel and settling into a beautiful room that sets the tone for a vacation. While travel is temporarily restricted and the possibility of staying at high-end hotels has been paused, hotel-level luxury can still be achieved in your own home. Take your cues from these six relaxation-ready retreats to give your bedroom the hotel treatment.  Jewel Tones in Dubai, United Arab Emirates Dubai, United Arab Emirates |  Chris Whitehead ,  Gulf Sotheby’s International Realty This  vibrant bedroo...

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Design Essentials: Ethical Design

Design Essentials: Ethical Design

Good design is no longer just about aesthetics—it’s also about considering the context in which a product is made. Ethical design embraces sustainability while going beyond it to consider a product’s social impact, which includes the diversity of representation and even the treatment of employees within design firms and manufacturing companies. As designers and homeowners alike become more concerned about ethical design, the industry is responding by establishing clear standards for planning and production.  It is possible to celebrate the best parts of luxury without sacrificing the...

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Looking To The Land Down Under

Looking To The Land Down Under

Australia is the largest country in Oceania and the sixth largest country in the world. Known for its beautiful landscapes like the Great Barrier Reef, vibrant cultural scene including the Sydney Opera House, pleasant climate and reputable universities, Australia’s quality of life and unrivalled natural beauty make it an ideal destination to live in. Immigration is the main driver of population growth in Australia, accounting for more than 60% of annual growth. Even though it is one of the least densely populated countries in the world, the population growth has resulted in a consisten...

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A Waterfront Hideaway In Buzzing Singapore

A Waterfront Hideaway In Buzzing Singapore

Sentosa Cove was conceived and planned by the Singapore Government more than 20 years ago to be Singapore’s most prestigious integrated oceanfront marina residential communities to rival other iconic marina communities around the world. This exclusive enclave was built on a 117-hectare stretch of mostly reclaimed land on the eastern coast of Sentosa Island. The northern and western boundaries are flanked by the award-winning Serapong Golf Course and Tanjong Golf Course. By the time it was fully developed in around 2013, it comprises around 1,800 apartments, 50 terrace houses and around 340 bun...

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