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The P House by Studio MK27 & Lair Reis

By • Apr 22, 2014

The P House by Studio MK27 & Lair Reis (23)

The P House is a private residence designed jointly by Studio MK27 & Lair Reis.

Located in São Paulo, Brazil, the home is spacious, though decorated in such a way as to give it a rich warmth.


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Tribeca Penthouse with Signature Design by Turett Collaborative Architecture

By • Apr 16, 2014

Tribeca Penthouse by Turett Collaborative Architecture (1)

This Tribeca, New York City penthouse was designed by Turett Collaborative Architecture.

The open design allows for a comfortable flow of light and movement.


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Summer Villa III by Haroma & Partners

By • Apr 13, 2014

Summer Villa III by Haroma & Partners (1)

Finnish studio Haroma & Partners designed the Summer Villa III project.

This modern vacation home is located in Merimasku, a former municipality of Finland.


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Cabin Loft by Funn Roberts

By • Feb 25, 2014

Cabin Loft is an apartment belonging to Mad Men’s Vincent Kartheiser and located in Hollywood, California, USA.

The 580 square-foot home was designed by Funn Roberts with the intention of maximizing the use of every space while still remaining visually appealing and comfortable.


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M-22 House by Michael Fitzhugh Architect

By • Feb 18, 2014 •  Selected Work 

M-22 House is an elegant private residence designed by Michael Fitzhugh Architect.

It overlooks West Grand Traverse Bay in Northern Michigan, and makes extensive use of rich wood to give its interior warmth and sophistication.


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Le Petit Palais

By • Feb 17, 2014 •  Selected Work 

Le Petit Palais is a luxury ski chalet located in Courchevel, in the French Alps.

The chalet sleeps 14 and it is situated in the exclusive Bellecote neighbourhood of Courchevel 1850, beside the piste.


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MG Residence by Reinach Mendonça Arquitetos Associados

By • Feb 11, 2014 •  Selected Work 

MG Residence is a home located in São Paulo, Brazil.

It was completed by Reinach Mendonça Arquitetos Associados in 2012.


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Chalet Dent Blanche

By • Jan 20, 2014 •  Selected Work 

Chalet Dent Blanche is a luxury ski chalet located in Verbier, a village located in south-western Switzerland in the canton of Valais.

It is set across 5 floors and sleeps 14 people in 6 bedrooms.


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Villa G by Arkham

By • Jan 1, 2014

Villa G is a residential project completed by Arkham.

It is located in Como, Italy, and was completed in 2012.


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Ermitage by Septembre

By • Dec 7, 2013

Paris-based architectural firm Septembre has created Ermitage.

Completed in 2013, this 215 square foot wooden cabin includes a bedroom and a sauna. It is located in a secluded spot on the island of Trossö, Sweden.


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Chalet Pearl

By • Nov 25, 2013 •  Selected Work 

Chalet Pearl is an elegant ski lodge in Courchevel, a ski resort located in the commune of Saint-Bon-Tarentaise in the French Alps.

The structure looks like something out of a Christmas postcard, with walls made of rough, carved wood, heavy ceiling beams, and a snow-peaked landscape for a background.


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Fogo Island Inn by Saunders Architecture

By • Nov 15, 2013

Fogo Island Inn is a cozy hotel located on Fogo Island, the largest of the offshore islands of Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada.

It was designed by Saunders Architecture and completed in 2013.


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Hall House by Salmela Architect

By • Nov 14, 2013

Hall House is a private home remodeled by Salmela Architect in 2012.

It is located in the seaport city of Duluth, Minnesota, USA, and was originally constructed in the 1880’s.


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The Very Essence of Soho

By • Nov 10, 2013 •  Selected Work 

This sophisticated apartment is located in Soho, New York City, New York.

It has 4 Beds and 5 Baths and covers an area of 7,500 square feet.

It sold for $26.58 million in April 2014.

The Very Essence of Soho:

“Never before has a penthouse loft come to the market that combines indoor and outdoor living, the very essence of Soho, with the architectural proportions, natural light and unprecedented level of finishes and features as this magnificent home. Designed by Piero Manara & Debla Manara-Berger of Casamanara in direct collaboration with the owner, this unique property makes for epic, collector-quality real estate.

The discreet elevator opens to a gracious wood-paneled entry leading to the expansive 65 x 40 foot living room featuring up-lit original cast-iron columns and ceilings that soar from 16 feet up to 22 feet under the light-infusing skylights. Massive windows facing south and west add even more light and create the perfect picture frame of the new Freedom Tower. A cavernous wood-burning fireplace is finished with polished Eramosa marble with a honed Cohare marble hearth. Adjoining the glamorous dining area is a 1,500-bottle glass-encased, climate controlled wine cellar including a Sub Zero fridge for wine and champagne. The Media room is unlike any other with plush, upholstered stadium seating, dramatic cove lighting and ultra-suede lined ceilings and walls to make viewing the large projection screen all the more pleasurable. This Cinema experience with its Dolby 10.1 Surround sound is but a small part of the extensive, fully integrated Savant A/V systems throughout the apartment.

The Bulthaup kitchen in grey aluminum with Carrara marble counters and custom built sink is expertly equipped with Gaggenau, Sub Zero and Miele appliances including built-in coffee maker, instant-hot and filtered water and a large pantry. A dumbwaiter services the rooftop kitchen and entertaining space and there is direct staff access through the laundry room that houses an oversized washer and dryer with a large sink and Corian counter top.

A 30 foot tall glass-peaked bulkhead houses the impressive illuminated stairwell that leads up to the mezzanine floor housing an office and bedroom suite. An additional flight of stairs whisks you up to the rooftop terrace: the landscaped terrace spans approximately 4,200sf with gracious covered seating and dining areas and a fully equipped outdoor kitchen. The floor surfaces are covered in Ipé wood decking, pavers and simulated lawn while the walls are clad with Balinese stone, Ipé wood and copper. The 360º views from the terrace allow you to view both the Empire State Building and the Freedom Tower simultaneously from under a Boffi outdoor shower.

The sumptuous Master Suite is outfitted with silk carpeting and a lavish white oak custom-milled walk-in closet and vault. An en suite bathroom features a soaring octagonal skylight that hovers over book-matched Gaudi slab marble floors, a freestanding Oceanus soaking tub by Tyrell & Laing and a white Onyx lined double shower ‘room’ with rain-head shower. The three additional bedroom suites are equally impressive and complemented by an exercise room, a housekeeper/massage room and a spa bathroom accommodating a 6-person steam room with Kohler Aroma-therapy and Chroma-therapy via a 100-head fibre-optic lighting system integrated into the mosaic tiled barrel ceiling.

White oak hardwood floors feature throughout the apartment with many walls finished in a creamy-white venetian plaster. The sophisticated HVAC systems, motorized shades, intercom, Lutron lighting, Honeywell Security and A/V systems are integrated into the Savant system and controlled via iPad’s mounted to discrete magnetic wall docks.

The checklist of detailing that has been installed into this property, from the structural to the mechanical and cosmetics is astounding: this is a penthouse of rare distinction, seamlessly balancing the desire for grand entertaining space with the unequivocal demands of an elegant home. Simply put, it re-defines the epitome of ‘Loft living’ real estate in Downtown Manhattan.”

Photos courtesy of Douglas Elliman Real Estate

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Stunning, Modern Townhouse Living

By • Nov 9, 2013 •  Selected Work 

This stunning townhome is located in New York City, New York.

The spacious interior is all sleek sophistication, designed in an elegant neutral palette.


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Chestnut Hill Residence by OMA and A+SL Studios

By • Oct 22, 2013

American architectural firms OMA and A+SL Studios have designed the Chestnut Hill Residence in Brookline, Massachusetts.

This home was originally built in 1983 with the primary goal of being eco-friendly. It was remodelled in 2011 with a contemporary design and the latest environmental technologies.


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Passion Group Prefab House by Architect 11

By • Oct 9, 2013 •  Selected Work 

Passion Group Prefab House is a prefabricated, ready-made extension for a home designed by Architect 11.

The structure is a uniform, perfectly contained space, adaptable to the needs of the proprietors.


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