I’m getting that itch that I get every March, where I just *need* to go on vacation. I am dying for a little R & R, preferably accompanied by warm weather. I came across this gorgeous little house in Lake Martin, Alabama and it just pushed me over the edge. It’s decor looks serene, peaceful and relaxing…everything I’m looking for in a vacation!
Source: Tracery Interiors
Today, while browsing Pinterest, I came across this gorgeous home by Ferguson & Shamamian Architects and it reminded me of the midwest architecture I have always loved. After being re-directed to their website, I was so happy to see that this home is located right in Chagrin Falls, Ohio, which is not too far from where I grew up! I love everything about it….the architecture, the landscaping and the traditional, yet bold interior design.
Source: Ferguson & Shamamian Architects
This beautiful estate was featured on the cover my recent Sotheby’s mailing and I have been excited all week in anticipation of sharing it. I truly didn’t realize homes like this still existed (especially here in America!) Known as Twinight, this estate was built on six acres of water front property in Centre Island, New York. Its design was based on the Petit Trianon château at the Palace of Versailles. It features brightly painted interiors with rich architectural ornamentation. Each room is more breath-taking than the last.
The current owner, Richard Baron Cohen, is a porcelain collector. His collection is on display in glass cases in the foyer
Check out this close up of the ceiling
I adore this bold green ceiling. Note: more porcelain!
I love the grouping of these beautiful botanical prints
This house is named Twinight because of the natural pink and blue light created by the setting sun when it hits the Portuguese limestone exterior. Picture perfect!
When I came across this property, I just couldn’t resist sharing it. This large condo occupies an entire floor in the Sir Mortimer B. David YHMA Building in Le Plateau Mont-Royal, Montreal. The layout was designed by the owner in order to promote comfort and a strong relationship with the outdoor spaces. This intention is reinforced by high-placed windows and the absence of window treatments. The thing that I love most about this home though is the seemless blend of traditional form and contemporary design. I love the exposed beams throughout coupled with the high gloss marble floors and counters, accents of gilded Rococo style furniture and brightly colored accent paintings. This whole unit is truly a work of art. Its listed with Sotheby’s
This San Francisco estate seems to go on forever. Built in 1910 and fully restored in 2002, this mansion boasts 3 rooftop terraces, 6 fireplaces, 2 kitchens, a basketball court and a commercial speed elevator, all of which are in pristine condition. It is located in the prime neighborhood of Pacific Heights and has views of the Golden Gate Bridge, the Bay Bridge, and the city skyline. I love the orange and yellow decor and the playful basement area. It is currently listed with Redfin Realty.
I *love* the use of yellow and orange throughout!
Beautiful coffered ceiling
The detail on this crown moulding is stunning. The detail on this fireplace is exquisite too.
Check out this gorgeous herringbone fireplace!
There are so many selling points for this property that I don’t even know where to begin. I guess I’ll start with a little background on the Yellowstone Club. Located in Big Sky, Montana, YC is the world’s only private ski and golf resort. Every inch of this club is in pristine condition with every amenity you could possibly imagine. The staff is incredibly kind and attentive and the members are down to earth and laid back, which creates a real sense of community. In addition, because this is a private ski resort, you will never wait in line at a chair lift.
This property is designed by Reid Smith Architects and inspired by the French country mountain homes found in the Alps. It is a technologically advanced ‘smart home,’ with two specialized air purification systems, humidification and heat recovery ventilation systems, which ensure a completely allergy-free atmosphere and an easy adjustment to the altitude change. It has a stadium seating home theater, a massive children’s playroom and a temperature controlled wine cellar. Another special quality is the unique powder room boasting Rojo Alicante marble.
Visit the Yellowstone Club website for more information on this property.
Designed by the famed Hugh Jacobsen, The Waterford Estate was once home to the late inventor, Donald Brown and his wife Shirley. This home is certainly the most exquisite and unusual home I have ever seen. It is constructed of a series of pods connected by glass corridors situated on 160 acres of water-front property on Lake Erie. Floor to ceiling glass walls are found throughout the home to ensure panoramic views of this immaculately landscaped and designed property. It features 37 rooms, including a wine grotto, a private ballet studio, a glass enclosed mechanical room, 3 kitchens, two passenger elevators, a private barber shop, a sauna, and two indoor pools. There is ample room for your cars, including a garage with a rotating floor. The heliport is an additional amenity that makes this home so special. It is currently list with Sotheby’s International Realty.
Some of the interior decorating is a bit dated, but image how incredible this home would look with a completely modern furniture renovation.
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This stylish Riad is located right in the heart of the most fashionable part of Morocco – just steps from souks, bazaars and trendy restaurants. Every room is flawlessly designed with fashion-inspired decor and beautifully rich colors. Some of the special amenities of this estate include: 2 Turkish baths, staff quarters and a fully equipped wellness center. It is currently listed with Christie’s Real Estate.
These red velvet dining chairs are spectacular!
I am in love with this feminine statue, the beautiful chandelier in the back room and these rich green velvet drapes.