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153 Franklin Street in Tribeca: DSK’s New $14 Million House Arrest Residence

By • May 26, 2011 •  Selected Work 

153 Franklin Street in Tribeca

Last sold in February 2008 for $6,79 Million, this four bedroom, 4.5 bathroom townhouse built in 1915 was heavily renovated by architect and designer Leopoldo Rosati.

The 6,804 square foot three story residence went back on the market in October 2009, with an asking price of $15 million, lowered to $14 million last December.

Removed from the market several weeks ago, the Tribeca pad is now the new house arrest spot for former IMF president Dominique Strauss-Khan.

10.05.11 Update: the house is back on the market, now offered at $12.5 million. In case someone needs a house arrest home base, the home is still for rent at $50,000/month…

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The Skyloft Penthouse in Tribeca

By • May 25, 2011 •  Selected Work 

The Skyloft Penthouse in Tribeca, New York City

This four bedroom, four and a half bathroom duplex penthouse is situated atop a 1929 Art Deco Tribeca industrial loft building in New York City, USA.

The exterior and lobby of the building were restored and large residential units were created on the upper floors, including this two-story penthouse on the roof.

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Elrod House by John Lautner

By • May 24, 2011 •  Selected Work 

Elrod House by John Lautner

Known as “The Elrod House”, this John Lautner-designed five bedroom, five and a half bathroom residence was commissioned by designer Arthur Elrod in 1968 and has been featured in numerous books, magazines and museum exhibitions.

It is the iconic home perched at the very tip of the Southridge enclave, easily viewable throughout Palm Springs, California.

Organic shapes, monumental construction and world class design create an extraordinary experience of space that Lautner himself described as “timeless” architecture.

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Hyderabad House by Rajiv Saini and Associates

By • May 20, 2011 •  Selected Work 

Hyderabad House by Rajiv Saini and Associates

Mumbai-based architectural studio Rajiv Saini & Associates has designed a remodel of an existing family home built in the 80’s.

The now 12,500 square foot contemporary residence is located in Hyderabad, the sixth-most populous urban agglomeration in India.

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La Zagaleta House by Peter Thomas de Cruz

By • May 16, 2011 •  Selected Work 

La Zagaleta House by Peter Thomas de Cruz

London-based architect Peter Thomas de Cruz has designed this dream home in La Zagaleta, in the South of Spain.

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Mwanzoleo Luxury Residence in Cape Town by SAOTA and Antoni Associates

By • May 15, 2011 •  Selected Work 

Mwanzoleo Luxury Residence in Cape Town by SAOTA and Antoni Associates

Mwanzoleo residence is a private luxury rental six-story villa in Bantry Bay, Cape Town, South Africa.

With five bedrooms and five bathrooms, the 11,830 square foot house designed by Cape Town-based studio SAOTA – Stefan Antoni Olmesdahl Truen Architects is perfect to accommodate up to 10 people.

Described as “the finest property of its kind in Cape Town,” the Mwanzoleo vacation home is staffed and can be booked all year round from $3,500 to $18,500 per day, depending on the season, with a minimum stay of 5 days.

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Cascade House by Peter Gluck and Partners

By • May 13, 2011 •  Selected Work 

Cascade House by Peter Gluck and Partners

The Cascade House is a lakeside residence designed designed by New York architecture firm Peter Gluck and Partners.

Built in 2010, the three story single family home is located in Chicago, Michigan.

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Godswindow Residence by Gass Architecture Design Studio

By • May 12, 2011 •  Selected Work 

Godswindow Residence in South Africa by Gass Architecture Design Studio

Tucked away in the folds of the South African Landscape and 15 miles away from Swellendam city, is a serene, secret paradise, Godswindow.

Designed by Johannesburg-based architect Georg van Gass of Gass Architecture Design Studio and landscaped by Patrick Watson, the U-shaped residence sits on 266 acres at the door-step of the breathtaking mountains and valleys of Langeberg Mountains.

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Impressive Green Roofed Residence on the Japanese Coast by Ciel Rouge

By • May 12, 2011 •  Selected Work 

Villa Ronde by Ciel Rouge

Franco-Japanese architectural firm Ciel Rouge has completed the Villa Ronde project, a green roofed luxury residence nestled on the Japanese coast.

The open-air circular design of the house helps protect it by deflecting the strong winds that are common in the area while providing natural ventilation and serves to cool the interior.

The Villa Ronde includes a private museum, a guest house and an indoor swimming pool.

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Brand New Coastal Modern Residence in Malibu

By • May 10, 2011 •  Selected Work 

The Birdview Residence by Doug Burdge and Tim Clarke

Designed by Malibu architect Doug Burdge in collaboration with interior designer Tim Clarke, The Birdview residence is located above one of Malibu’s finest beaches.

Completed in 2011, the main and guest houses comprise over 10,000 square feet with seven bedrooms and nine bathrooms.

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