Luxurious Wine Cellar Design

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For wine enthusiasts, a wine room and storage is essential to any home. See how T.J. Farnsworth made a luxurious wine room that every wine connoisseur and enthusiast’s dream.

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Making room for fine wine

The tall wooden shelves in T.J. Farnsworth’s spacious wine room hold hundreds of bottles of wine. There are standard 750 ml bottles as well as various-size magnums holding whites, rosés and reds. Some are still in the decorative wooden boxes they arrived in; hand-blown decanters sparkle on the… Read more at Houston Chronicle

If you are planning to build you own luxurious wine cellar in your home, there are some factors that you should know first so that you can create the perfect wine room and storage. One is creating the ideal conditions and temperature for your wine collection.

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Wine Stellar: Create the Perfect East End Wine Cellar

It all begins with one bottle of wine. Perhaps that first sip of a new find or a familiar favorite begets the purchase of a case or two. Suddenly there’s a collection that needs to be properly kept. For wine collectors and oenophiles, especially here on the East End, a wine cellar is the… Read more at Dans Papers

Luxury Home Exterior Living Trends and Ideas

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In recent years, the outdoor spaces or patios of our homes has been very limited and ovelooked when it comes to design and style.

Today, there are a lot of exciting new trends and ideas for home exterior/outdoor living that we can apply to our homes.

Now is the time to bring back life and style to your home’s outdoor spaces!

Exterior Living Trends

Turning Your Home Inside Out

Everyone hangs out on patios, verandas, courtyards, decks, and California Rooms almost all year round. Areas that used to be basic, uninspiring, and utilitarian (especially as an interior designer), are now attracting the neighbors. Retail sources are selling everything from rugs to lighting to artwork, much of… Read more at TollTalks

Outdoor spaces and designs are really capturing attention this year. More people are bringing a sense of nature into the home by bringing their living room outdoors.

Here are some more design trends for ultimate outdoor living spaces for 2016!

The latest landscape trends reflect the desire to bring the indoors outside — to create comfortable landscapes that are both functional and beautiful. There’s also a shift toward sustainable landscapes that reflect a renewed sense of mindfulness for the… Read more at LoveYourLandscape.Org

A Taste of Southern California Luxury Living

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Willis Allen hosted a luxury home tour in Rancho Santa Fe, CA of these two luxury properties. Located in this affluent community, this modern luxury property comprises nearly 210 acres.

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A SLICE OF SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA LIFE IN HIGHLY SOUGHT AFTER RANCHO SANTA FE

Built in 1973 Del Dios Ranch presents an outstanding opportunity to acquire one of the most expansive tracts in coveted Rancho Santa Fe, California. Located in this affluent community, this contemporary property comprises nearly 210 acres (Covenant and non-Covenant), a large portion of which is available for development. The residence itself is a magnificent redwood, glass, and marble structure, with foundations and… Read more at Luxury Portfolio Blog

Constructed in 2001 with extraordinary architecture, outstanding craftsmanship and fine materials to create a luxury estate design can last through time. Entering the courtyard through the iron gates, you will be welcomed by a lush rose garden,  colorful bougainvillea and pleasant smells of citrus blossoms.

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PRIME RANCHO SANTA FE COVENANT LOCATION

Escape to a private, lushly landscaped all fenced and gated 2.1 acre oasis, where one can enjoy the beauty found at this prime Rancho Santa Fe Covenant location. Exceptional architecture, finest craftsmanship and exquisite materials blend harmoniously to create an estate that is timeless and can be enjoyed for… More details at LuxuryPortfolio.com

Sipson Island: The Ultimate Coastal Luxury Property

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One of the things that everyone says if they’ll win the lotto is to buy a private island. Owning a remote and private luxury island property is what most of us dreams of.

Sipson Island is a luxurious private island that is surrounded by nice beaches of Pleasant Bay.

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SIPSON ISLAND: A RARE PRIVATE ISLAND OFF THE COAST OF CAPE COD

A historic offering of Sipson Island – an approximately 25-acre landmark on the eastern coast of Cape Cod – is presented for sale in its entirety for the first time in generations. Located on Pleasant Bay, one of Cape Cod’s most beautiful embayment’s and an international boating and sport fishing destination, the island includes several… Read more at Luxury Portfolio Blog

Sipson Island boasts views of Cape Cod Bay, Nauset Beach and Cape Cod Bay. This dreamy coastal oasis is priced at $12.5 million. So if you can scrap together the cash, here’s your chance!

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Own an Entire Cape Cod Private Island for $12.5 Million

At nearly 25 acres and comprising nine different sized parcels, the entirely private island—lined by beaches of Pleasant Bay, a premiere boating and fishing destination—includes several year-round and seasonal dwellings (including a seven-bedroom, four-bath main house) two boathouses, and three docks that allow for deep water boat access to the… Read more at Mansion Global

Oprah Winfrey’s Shockingly Modest Chicago Home For Sale

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The modest, 2,250-square-foot house, which the media mogul bought for $298,000 in 2001, includes two baths, a couple of wood-burning fireplaces, a formal dining room, and recessed lighting. Built in 1941, the home is being sold as is, according to the listing.

Less than a month after the media mogul announced she is closing the Chicago studios where “The Oprah Winfrey Show” was taped, Winfrey is now auctioning off more than 500 personal items from her Chicago apartment. Jen Markham (@jenmarkham) has a look.

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Winfrey came to Chicago in 1984 to host a low-rated, half-hour morning talk show, which went from last place to first within months. That led to “The Oprah Winfrey Show,” a phenomenally successful and long-running show that was syndicated. It was produced in Chicago’s Harpo Studios.

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TWO LUXURY HOMES IN ONE MAGNIFICENT STRUCTURE

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This magnificent 2 in 1 custom designed luxury property has two completely separate homes. Situated in the middle of “Old Palos.” Each home has its own attached and yet separate basements and garages.

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TWO DISTINCT AND LUXURIOUS HOMES IN ONE STRUCTURE

Everything is top-of-the-line paying close attention to all the details. Beautiful hardwood floors, “alder” wood doors, granite counters, nine foot and two-story ceilings, heated basement floors, 5,200-plus square feet of luxurious custom finishes. View this exceptional luxury… Read more at Luxury Portfolio Blog

Luxurious custom finishes and attention to detail in every area of this luxury home. It has gorgeous hardwood floors, elegant granite counters, high ceilings, basement with heated flooring and more. This luxury property is shown only to high end clients who are specifically looking for a 2 in 1 home arrangement.

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12533 S 73rd Avenue, Palos Heights, IL, USA, 60463

The ultimate related living arrangement…two distinct and luxurious homes in one structure, with the only common areas being the laundry room, and it has separate washers and dryers, and the beautiful backyard stone patio! This magnificent property was custom designed to have two completely separate dwelling units… Read more at Luxury Portfolio Blog

 

Villa Kampffmeyer: A Historical German Luxury Estate

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As you stroll through Villa Kampffmeyer and over its picturesque grounds, it is obvious that history proliferates.

The richly embellished house consolidates great neoclassicist and baroque design components and is a listed building. Following quite a while of disregard, the proprietor put in the most recent three years reestablishing it to its previous radiance, utilizing old blueprints and remaking endless unique components with incredible care.

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VILLA KAMPFFMEYER: A PIECE OF GERMAN HISTORY IN THE FORM OF A GRAND ESTATE

It was 1923 and the construction of the Villa Kampffmeyer was underway, when successful German entrepreneur and well-known mill owner, Kurt Kampffmeyer sought a location of unmatched prestige within the suburbs of Berlin and found the waterfront of… Read more at Luxury Portfolio Blog

Top of the line property holders are coming back to the manors of southwest Berlin, an image of extravagance until World War II. High-end home buyers head to the southwest, where generations of prewar Germans developed the nation’s most selective local locations making massive houses in untainted lakeside settings.

Berlin’s Lavish Villas

The Berlin villa—a hallmark of the good life in Central Europe until World War II—is back, as buyers boost prices for restored mansions, or start from scratch by… Read more at The Wall Street Journal

 

North Kona’s Luxurious Keauhou Estates

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From the cleaned limestone and lavish covered floors to the taking off house of prayer roofs, flawless soffit lighting, astounding tropical patios, and Kailua Bay view this house is simply a masterpiece.

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KEAUHOU ESTATES MASTERPIECE

A tropical water garden of pools and waterfalls welcomes you as you enter this palatial estate home in North Kona’s Keauhou Estates. Spacious with clean lines, this home offers serenity.  Enjoy the stunning views of the Kona Coastline and bright blue Pacific Ocean.  Energy efficient, fully insulated and with a… Read more at Luxury Portfolio International

Modernity and tropical grandness mix flawlessly in this resort style bequest on the Big Island of Hawaii. For the extravagant buyer that prefers the accommodation of around the local area living with the luxury and nearness of a five star resort.

 

The Perks of Going For a Custom Home Design

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Choosing custom home style designs may be the most labor intensive design option for future homeowners. However, it is also the most creatively fulfilling option as well.

Putting a personal stamp on your home is a wonderful experience. And for those who’ve tried it, they can’t imagine designing a house any other way.

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However it takes a certain personality to want to build and design a house from the ground up. Often, these are homeowners who are very particular about what they want for their home. Alternatively, a homeowner may not have a particular vision in mind, but he will want to have some form of input into every detail of his future home. Naturally, homeowners who opt to design their home this way should be prepared to make multiple decision on every facet of the house. The good news is a custom home will be able to accommodate personal preferences on the details that will not be so easily possible with a standard home design.

Having custom home style designs is not necessarily expensive. This is a misconception that has been proven wrong by the tiny home movement that has been gaining traction in the recent years. It is true that a custom home can be costly, especially if the design a homeowner wants is grand. However, for people who have simpler tastes it can be a more economical option. Architects are able to design according to a client’s budget by making the construction less complicated and maximizing building materials.

The main thing to for clients to keep in mind when opting for custom home style designs is to have a vision of the type of home they want. It would be best if they are able to be extremely clear about what they want. But if that isn’t possible, at the minimum having a clear general idea for the architect to work with is helpful in setting the final design towards the right direction. If a client has no idea what they want, an option is for them to look through the architect’s previous designs for inspiration. From there, they may be able to pull design details that appeal to them and eliminate those that do not.

It goes without saying that finding the right architect for the client’s custom home style designs vision is very important. Most architects are able to do a variety of home designs, but their work will often reveal a personal predilection. Often, this personal preference is the architect’s best design ability. Therefore, it is important for a client to do his research on his chosen architect. For example, if a client wants a modern home design it would not be ideal to hire an architect who specializes in traditional home styles and design.

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Custom-designed homes turn renters into buyers

Jamie Aid and Matt Kwasek were in no hurry to buy a house, but when they found a highly customized new home for about the price of an ordinary house, they quickly moved up their… Read more at The Tennessean

 

Emphasizing Luxury Model Home Interior/Exterior Design

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This story highlights Doris A. Pearlman, originator of Toll Brothers’ partner Possibilities for Design, Inc.

Here is an inside look from the eyes on the luxury home interior/exterior designer.

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Through the Designer’s Eyes : Doris Pearlman on Accentuating Indoor/Outdoor Spaces

From a model home merchandising perspective, we believe these models have been such a hit due to the breathtaking ‘Western Walls’ that allow for an abundance of light, good energy, large family gathering space, and incredible views of the… Read more at TollTalks

Through exceptional ability, meticulous eye for design and professional design techniques, Doris Pearlman is in the matter of building dream luxury homes. As an award-winning luxury home designer, regarded industry thought pioneer and founder of Possibilities for Design, Inc. Doris teams up with national homebuilders nationwide to create innovative and motivating luxury interior/exterior home spaces.

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AN EXCLUSIVE LUXURY HOME TOUR WITH AWARD-WINNING INTERIOR DESIGNER DORIS PEARLMAN

“Everything that’s done in a model home is done with a purpose,” said Doris. “Each decorating and style decision is intentional, helping the buyer to appreciate the uniqueness and special features of the space – from volume to… Read more at ProgressLighting.com