Posts in Architecture
5 Historic Homes That Tell A Story

5 Historic Homes That Tell A Story | The homes we live in tell a story, and the older the house, the more it has to say. Today we look at five extraordinary properties that outlasted wars, economic booms and downfalls, seen owners of fame on the world stage, and proprietors of local notoriety. These homes have been lovingly cared for, with their storied elements protected and restored. From the relatively new history of the United States and a fortress in Europe, to a playwright’s estate in between, these historic homes still have a lot more life to live

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Less is More: 8 Minimalist Interior Design Trends

Less is More: 8 Minimalist Interior Design Trends | True minimal design is all about letting the design elements in a space speak for themselves. Whether you’re looking to completely renovate your home or simply update one room, these minimal interior design ideas will help you maximize the impact of your next project.

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Where the Light is | 5 Contemporary Dwellings in Ibiza

5 Contemporary Dwellings in Ibiza | For those looking to make the most of summer, thankfully, there’s Ibiza. Surrounded by vibrant Mediterranean waters, the third-largest Balearic Island is the definition of paradise. Though the island is known for its vibrant nightlife and live electronic music shows, a foray into the countryside and the island’s quieter villages reveals a more balanced tranquility. Here are five homes that embrace contemporary style without losing out on any of the dynamism of Ibiza.

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Going with the Flow | 6 Estates with Private Lakes

Going with the Flow | 6 Estates with Private Lakes | Few things can compare to time spent private relaxing sound of fresh water, the cool shade of trees, and soothing sylvan scents create the most tranquil settings at these six estates, each of which includes its own peaceful private lake.

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A Rarity On the River

A Rarity on the River | When a home designed by the legendary architect Frank Lloyd Wright is used as a guest house and not the main residence of an estate, you know you’ve entered rarified territory.

Welcome to The Falls. In the Washington, D.C., power suburb of McLean, Virginia, the 3.2-acre estate stands above, overlooking the Potomac River. The setting is equal to the main residence itself—a palatial home of sprawling entertainment spaces, private wings, vistas from every angle, and surprises at every turn.

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Inside a Panoramic Wonder in San Francisco, California

Inside a Panoramic Wonder in San Francisco, California | This sophisticated contemporary aerie in the hills of Clarendon Heights spans approximately 4,195 square feet and offers four bedrooms, a sleek open living and dining level, and a vista that is dazzling by day and sparkling by night.

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5 Things to Consider When Buying a Waterfront Property

5 Things to Consider When Buying a Waterfront Property | Whether appreciating the view from indoors or enjoying the breeze along the shore, owners of waterfront homes benefit from a different perspective and pace. Little in life can match the tranquility and inspiration of life along the water—but when it comes to making the move to a waterfront property permanent, there is a unique set of considerations to keep in mind. Whether a coastal home is your retirement dream, vacation getaway, or your primary residence, here are things to note before settling on the shoreline.

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What's New in Art, Architecture, and Design

What’s new in Art, Architecture, and Design | Beautiful, bold, and beneficial are the catchwords this season in the worlds of art, architecture, and design. We’re decorating our bodies, building healthy environments, and brightening our rooms with rainbows of color. Here’s what’s happening.

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Dream Homes: 5 Coveted Toronto Condos

Dream Homes: 5 Coveted Toronto Condos | Toronto has an undeniable energy, matched only by its sophistication and style. With a world-class dining scene, dazzling nightlife of arts and sports entertainment, and exclusive shopping, the city’s vibrancy makes it a highly coveted place to call home. It’s only natural that Toronto’s most-desired properties are as sharp and brilliant as the city itself, right in the centre of it all.

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Summer Design Essentials You Should Know

Summer Design Essentials Your Should Know | When it comes to design for summer 2019, it’s all about remixing, bringing the outdoors in, and embracing the unexpected. From patios to gardens to breakfast nooks, both indoor and outdoor spaces deserve a summer refresh, with sustainability and lasting quality in mind. Take full advantage of the warm weather with outdoor spaces that speak to design-forward luxury, and ensure your interiors keep pace with the striking haven you’ve created outdoors.

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Union Park | All You Need to Know

Union Park | All You Need to Know - The vision is to build upon and complement Toronto’s icons with exceptional, but timeless design. Union Park will deliver the largest mixed-use development in Toronto’s history – contributing office space, community-serving retail, rental residential, public realm improvements, and a large park.

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Pools With Views

Pools with Views | They’re carved into rocks, they jut into oceans. They’re perched over cliffs, seemingly defying gravity.

Today’s swimming pools are wet, wild, and wondrous. Designers are going bold with new technologies and audacious ideas. Pools may function as extensions of one’s living spaces, but when builders sculpt backyard environments into dreamscapes, they carry homeowners off into the realm of fantasy.

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Heritage Hotels

Heritage Hotels | Jet-setters in search of memorable accommodations are wise to seek out a lovingly restored heritage hotel that combines modern luxuries and fine service with a historic atmosphere. Some heritage hotels operate as independent properties, while others are backed by global hotel brands. Here’s a look at some of the most notable ones around.

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Modern Takes on Marble

Modern Takes on Marble | In the world of interiors, no material exudes elegance quite like marble. Prized for its varied colorways and unique veining, marble elevates an interior to luxury status. It’s no wonder the natural stone has graced the palaces and temples of kings and emperors for centuries. “Marble has been used in the most noble homes for flooring and decoration since the beginning of time, and using it in any interior perpetuates this legacy,” says Rome-based architect and designer Achille Salvagni. “Because there are so many types of marble, it is an easy way to play with color and pattern.”

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Modern Beach Homes

Modern Beach Homes | At the beach, people want as few barriers to the water as possible. So when it comes to modern beach houses, views, light, and outdoor space are at the top of every buyer’s wish list. Oversize windows, glass walls, and open layouts are integral design elements, as are covered porches, decks for entertaining, and seamless indoor-outdoor spaces.

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Restoration Hardware's Evolution to Design Studio

Restoration Hardware’s Evolution to Design Studio | Restoration Hardware is in the business of selling furniture, but these days, the retail experience is more than just buying products. It’s becoming an entire lifestyle.

In 2016, the brand launched RH Interior Design as well as the interactive RH Design Ateliers across all their retail stores. So not only can consumers come to Restoration Hardware to fill their homes, but they can also rely on internal interior designers—and even bring their own architects and designers to RH workspaces—to give their spaces a point of view and sense of style.

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New Development Spotlight : Paras Quartier in Guragon, Haryana, India

New Development Spotlight : Paras Quartier in Guragon, Haryana, India | Showcasing the height of new luxury construction in some of the world’s most sought after locations, let’s explore an exclusive new development from our worldwide network.

Paras Quartier is a prestigious condominium project in the National Capital Region of India and has set a new trend in spacious high rise living. Being only five minutes away from Golf Course Road in the scenic Aravali hills region on Gurgaon-Faridabad Expressway, Paras Quartier is spread over 10 acres that showcase wide spaces and ample green areas, making it one of the most serene and peaceful residential properties in Gurgaon.

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