Four surprising art trends to inspire luxury home buyers.

Nov 7, 2016 7:17:30 AM

There has always been a powerful connection between luxury lifestyles and collecting art. Why not? Well-chosen original art is the finishing touch to exceptional architecture and décor. Mass-produced works simply don’t level up to the lofty aesthetic standards of high net worth buyers.


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Topics: Design, luxury features

Where in the world are the most amazing luxury swimming pools?

Oct 25, 2016 7:42:13 AM

Nothing says luxury lifestyle like a swimming pool. Gliding through crystal clear water is restorative, healing, splendid exercise and much more. Who doesn’t feel an improved sense of wellbeing around water, whether it’s thundering ocean, flowing river, still lake or manmade lagoon? You don’t even have to dive in to feel the benefits – simply being near water is relaxing for most of us.

It’s no wonder the world’s top luxury resorts invest in creating amazing pool environments to entice and excite their guests. What defines the world’s most amazing pools? Is it location, size, colour or a combination of factors? This global edit of astonishing swimming pools gathers the beautiful, the vast and the unexpected.


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Topics: Luxury Property, luxury features

Beyond the media room.

Oct 12, 2016 8:25:09 AM

No luxury lifestyle seems complete without a media room showcasing the very latest technologies in digital screening and sound broadcasting. But why limit the functionality and amenity of high-end technologies to the media room?


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Topics: luxury features

Child’s play – top luxury home features for the young (and young at heart)

Oct 4, 2016 7:21:37 AM

 

Philosopher Friedrich Nietzsche said, “In every real man a child is hidden that wants to play.”

Our inner child forever steers toward playfulness, recalling the simple pleasures of youth: the giggles and the good times, the full-on fun and endless enjoyment.

From deep within stems the desire to create imaginative living environments for children, especially in luxury homes where there is scope to totally indulge the young and young at heart.

This selection of top children-focused features transforms elements once the domain of community playgrounds, fairy tales and daydreams into architectural hallmarks of luxury family living.



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Topics: children, luxury features

THE LATEST IN LUXURY CARS

Aug 23, 2016 12:34:46 PM

 

The annals of motoring are filled with the heralding of new advancements in mechanics and technology to make your ride safer, faster, easier and more comfortable.

Since a chassis joined four wheels and became mobile, the quest for improvement is a remarkable story. Yesterday’s advanced features are today’s standard. Not so long ago, electric windows and a rear-window demister were considered options for the rich.

In the next few paragraphs, we’ll take a look at the latest in luxury motoring from five of the most recognised brands in the world today – and there’s nothing standard to be seen.


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Topics: Luxury, Luxury Cars

Five modern technologies for the bedroom

Aug 11, 2016 8:22:52 AM

 

“Though sleep is called our best friend, it is a friend who often keeps us waiting,” said author Jules Verne whose adrenaline pumping, story-telling of high adventure read just before going to bed may not have helped the insomniac.

Not even Mr Verne with such a healthy imagination would have dreamed of the technology available today for the most used room in the house.


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Topics: Technology, Luxury

Livin’ La Vida Loca – living in Monaco

Jul 27, 2016 10:23:24 AM

 

For $240 million you can purchase the most sought after penthouse suite in the world, as recently named by the New York Post.

And by living in the top floor, palatial luxury of the Odeon Tower, you would also be living in the most sought after destination on planet earth –Monaco.


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Topics: Luxury Destination

Top five celebrity homes selling this year

Jul 11, 2016 8:12:46 AM

 

Not so long ago, the status of “celebrity” would only be attributed to royalty. Today, thanks to mass and social media people are dubbed as “celebrity” for many different reasons, whether it be an ability to hit a small white ball, like Tiger Woods, vividly portray a character like Johnny Depp, or … just because … in the case of Kim Kardashian.

The homes of those celebrities who earn considerable income are constantly in the spotlight, many members of the public incredibly curious as to how “the other half live”.

So many of these homes resemble palaces that even the richest of monarchs in the past could imagine possible. Take a look behind the paparazzi curtain at a small selection of recent celebrity homes on the market.


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Topics: Luxury Property

Seven top Australian luxury locations

Jul 1, 2016 3:10:31 PM

Australia is not only the world’s sixth largest country, the sheer size of its natural attractions and landmarks makes choosing top luxury destinations truly daunting.


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Topics: Luxury Property Selection

Bathroom technology making waves

Jun 15, 2016 9:07:56 AM

 The sound of flowing water and lure of time alone, makes the bathroom a unique room of any home, a combination of utility and potential luxury without demands.

It’s the must-use room in the house, with the average person spending around 30 minutes a day in the bathroom, with women a little more likely to extend that stay to an hour.

As one of the only places which presents a chance of a few moments of solitude, silence and reflection, there’s good reason to make this room as welcoming and comfortable as possible – the intention of the following technology-based products.


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Topics: Luxury Property, Design