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11 05, 2017

Luxury ‘Wave’ Home In Los Angeles

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Situated in the neighborhood of Venice in L.A., Mario Romano’s Luxury Wave House must rank as one of the most unique homes we have ever seen. This eye-catching luxury home is wrapped in a facade is digitally designed and fabricated on-site comprising 300 individually cut pieces of white powdercoated aluminum.

Luxury Wave House In Los Angeles

Luxury home comes wrapped in an undulating aluminum skin

Having 5,700 sq ft (529 sq m) of floorspace, spread over two floors, the Wave House is entered by a pivoting front door that’s inspired by a skateboard deck. Inside, the home features intricate patterned walls designed by Romano and lots of suitably high-end furniture. There are a total of five bedrooms and four bathrooms, and an outdoor lounge area boasts a small home cinema. Sliding glass doors open the… See more at New Atlas

The view from the street the Venice Wave House looks like it’s flowing toward the pacific ocean, the swirling aluminum panels held in place by some invisible force. This luxury home design is a departure from the traditional boxy houses that surround the area.

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A Look Inside L.A.’s Famous Wave House

The earth and sky are never far from sight, but Romano goes a step further in embracing the outdoors. The patterns that adorn the walls and floors are taken directly from nature: tortoiseshell geometrics, stripes on windswept sand, starlike bursts in deep space. “I’ve tapped into the intelligence of nature,” says Romano. “We always thought it was chaotic, but the new science—fractal geometry—shows that… Read more at Los Angeles Magazine

The Wave House | 1234 Morningside Way Venice

An architectural paragon of artistry and building science, The Wave House, designed and built by Mario Romano, presents a new way of living the Venice, California lifestyle. Fluid spaces, walls of windows and intricately carved surfaces that mirror nature’s unique geometry… Watch here

28 01, 2017

Ex-Laker Jordan Farmar Sells His Vegas Luxury Home For $3.9 Million

By | 2017-01-25T03:37:48+00:00 January 28th, 2017|custom homes, luxury homes|1 Comment

Former Los Angeles Lakers’ point guard, Jordan Farmar has put his sleek and luxury home in the Las Vegas for $3.9 million. The 6,185 sq.ft. trendy luxury home is also a LEED Platinum award winner for its energy-efficient construction.

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Former Laker Jordan Farmar seeks $3.9 million for sleek Las Vegas home

Inside, an open floor plan was designed for indoor-outdoor entertaining and features sliding glass doors that open to a central courtyard with a turf play area and a TV lounge. An upper-level viewing deck has a billiards table, a fire pit and a view of the… Read more at LA Times

Last year he also sold his beautiful Spanish-style luxury home in Tarzana for $3.495 million. Now he is adding his Las Vegas luxury home in his real estate portfolio.

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Former L.A. Clipper Jordan Farmar lists his loaded estate in Tarzana

The main house includes a two-story entry with a wrought iron staircase and a formal living room that opens to the kitchen. Dark wood and tile floors, beamed ceilings, wrought iron accents and a custom wall aquarium are among the interior details. Among amenities is a family room with a projection screen, a home theater, a game room, a climate-controlled doghouse and a dog… Read more at LA Times

DeAndre Jordan Los Angeles Mansion – DeAndre Jordan Cars Collections

Los Angeles Clippers star DeAndre Jordan paid $12.7 million for a brand new 10,500-square-foot home in Pacific Palisades, California, in 2015, but the house is now back on the market for an asking price of… Watch here

5 08, 2016

Luxury Real Estate Headlines: First Week in August 2016

By | 2017-01-18T16:27:43+00:00 August 5th, 2016|custom homes, luxury homes, luxury real estate|3 Comments

Highlights from this week’s top news stories on luxury and global real estate, art, collectibles and home.

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R 115 000 000 ZAR | Cape Town, South Africa | Lew Geffen Sotheby’s International Realty

“Situated in the hills above Cape Town, this modern mansion could be the ideal swallows retreat. With craggy mountains as its backdrop, the estate overlooks Table Mountain National Park. The view spans from Camps Bay to Cape Town.”

In South Africa, a Modern House with Three Swimming Pools – Mansion Global

Key Biscayne, Fla., Home Featured in ‘Miami Vice’ Movie Asks $39 Million – Wall Street Journal

The World’s Most Expensive Homes on the Market Now – Bloomberg Pursuits

Own a Rare 3-Story Frank Lloyd Wright Home in Illinois – Architectural Digest

Inner City Warehouses Lead Property’s High-End Industrial Revolution – Australian Financial Review

In New Jersey, a Modern Home Inspired by Two Bridges – Mansion Global

Going for Gold: Homes with Olympic Connections – Financial Times

Eva Langoria’s $1.4 Million Mediterranean-Style Villa is on the Market – Architectural Digest

A Tuscan Honeymoon Inspired the Design of this Tennessee Home – Mansion Global

How to Live on the Beach in New York City – New York Post

Luxury Homes on Hong Kong Island Offer Privacy and a Break from Rigors of City Life – South China Morning Post

10 Dream Penthouses that take City Dwelling to a Whole New Level – Elle Decor

Obama Presidential Library Could Bring Short-term Boost to Neighborhood Housing Prices – Mansion Global

House Hunting in… Gibraltar – The New York Times

When Buying a Home near Harvard is as Hard as Getting into Harvard – Financial Times

John Lennon’s Austin Princess to be Sold at Auction – Express

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22 07, 2016

5 Things You Must Know About This $15M Luxury Spanish Village in Texas

By | 2017-01-18T16:28:37+00:00 July 22nd, 2016|custom homes, Residential|0 Comments

The Trois Estate

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Overlooking Enchanted Rock in Fredericksburg, TX, the Trois Estate resembles a Spanish mission you might find in history books.

The hand-built village has a dizzying array of carved Adobe-style homes and buildings busting at the seams with ornate ironwork, mosaic tile, and Spanish influence. But it’s so much more than that. Built in 1997 and listed for $15 million, this functioning bed-and-breakfast has a number of cool features. Here are our five favorites:

Over 30 bedrooms

In total, there are more than 30 bedrooms, many in private buildings and all with Spanish charm. From exposed wood beams to ornate lion’s head door knockers, if you can dream it, this property probably has it.

Double doors

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Ornate details

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The grotto

There’s an in-ground pool, but also an amazing grotto. Designed to resemble a water-filled cave, the grotto even has stalagmites dropping down from the ceiling. Now that’s authentic!

The swimming

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Indoor swimming

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The wine cellar

Featuring handcarved stairs, the wine cellar has room for bottles and more bottles. And with angel statues standing guard and glowing backlights, some folks might mistake this space for wine heaven. We’ll drink to that.

The wine

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The wine

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A private church

The estate includes an Adobe-style church complete with a cast iron bell. Let us pray.

The praying

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The praying

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An unbelievable view

Of course, there’s also the view. From the roof, you’ll get an unencumbered view of the Texas landscape for miles and miles. Wide open spaces never looked so good.

The view

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The view

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20 07, 2016

7 Outdoor Custom Kitchens That Will Make Your Mouth Water

By | 2017-01-18T16:28:53+00:00 July 20th, 2016|California builders, custom homes|0 Comments

Outdoor kitchen

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The outdoors are calling. Loudly. After all, no one wants to be inside when the weather outside is so welcoming. Consider the fate of the indoor chef—closed off and cooped up, chopping, mincing, and broiling away while everyone else is outside enjoying a frosty beverage.

But it doesn’t have to be this way! Hence, the booming popularity of outdoor kitchens. Whether your backyard setup is a humble hibachi accompanied by a rolling countertop or you have top-of-the-line outdoor appliances surrounding a ginormous grill, the joy of cooking alfresco can’t be denied.

With the aim of stoking your coals into constructing a dreamy outdoor kitchen space, we looked for the coolest outdoor kitchens on the market. What we found will please even the most discriminating gourmand.

So fire up the barbecue, make yourself a margarita (on the rocks, salt optional, fresh mint mandatory), and join us on our journey into backyard nirvana.

5914 E Lafayette Blvd, Phoenix, AZ

Price: $3,095,000
Appetizing amenities: When you’re in the desert, figuring out the best time of day to use your outdoor kitchen is high priority. For summer days (and nights) when the temperature doesn’t dip below 100 degrees, you may want to bite the bullet and roast your wild boar indoors. But for cooler mornings and late-nights meals, nothing will beat this thoroughly modern showpiece outfitted with abundant counter space, grill, refrigerator, and sink. (Consider investing in a strategically placed misting machine to keep things chill.) Oh, and did we mention the built-in beer tap? Bottoms up!

Phoenix, AZ

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Phoenix, AZ

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191 El Caminito Ave, Campbell, CA

Price: $2,395,000
Appetizing amenities: In the San Francisco Bay Area, great restaurants are easier to find than absurdly superstar-laden NBA teams. However, this spectacular outdoor space may make you think twice if you don’t feeling like staying home and cooking. Boasting a grill, stainless-steel drawers, and amazing brick work, the true highlight is the outdoor wood-burning pizza oven.

Campbell, CA

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Campbell, CA

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18717 Woody Creek Dr, Edmond, OK

Price: $1,400,000
Appetizing amenities: With lovely lake views from the backyard kitchen, there’s no way a buyer wouldn’t swoon over this open-air cooking space. Granite countertops feature a built-in fire pit. Of course, there’s a gorgeous grill, but we’re most intrigued by the built-in Kegerator. (Notice a trend here?)

Edmond, OK

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Edmond, OK

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2324 N Bay Rd, Miami Beach, FL

Price: $16,900,000
Appetizing amenities: This thoroughly modern outdoor kitchen backs up onto Biscayne Bay. After a day of boating (or partying), retreat to this covered oasis, belly up to the bar, and let someone else fire up the two grills.

Miami Beach, FL

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Miami Beach, FL

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5856 Lago Lindo, Rancho Santa Fe, CA

Price: $5,995,000
Appetizing amenities: We love the Spanish-style tiles that surround this miniature kitchen featuring a wood-burning Mugnaini pizza oven. The main debate of the day should always be whether mushrooms belong on a combo pizza.

Rancho Santa Fe, CA

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Rancho Santa Fe, CA

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4013 Cornwallis Camp Dr, Charlotte, NC

Price: $985,000
Appetizing amenities: Priced below a million bucks, this home is the bargain of our high-end bunch. It features an outdoor kitchen with a pizza oven and grill. We’d sure love to spend time under the trellis and dig into a meal by the fireplace.

Charlotte, NC

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Charlotte, NC

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1594 W Buffalo Rd, Galien, MI

Price: $2,450,000
Appetizing amenities: This Michigan spread on nearly 38 acres doesn’t have an ordinary outdoor kitchen. No, the word kitchen doesn’t begin to cover it. This place features a “fully-equipped cooking pavilion” with rotisserie oven, pizza oven, grill, and self-cooking oven. Whatever you call it, just don’t call us late for dinner at this place.

Galien, MI

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Galien, MI

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12 07, 2016

Country Star Gretchen Wilson Selling $1.7M Luxury Home With Recording Studio

By | 2017-01-18T16:29:40+00:00 July 12th, 2016|custom homes, luxury real estate|0 Comments

Gretchen Wilson

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Country songbird Gretchen Wilson is selling her east-of-Nashville home complete with a professional sound studio where she has recorded several albums. The country palace is listed for $1.7 million.

“Gretchen is going to record one more album there in July, and we’ll work that out with a buyer,” says Pam Adams, who listed the home with her husband, Tony. “We’ve had at least four people who have had second visits.”

Two of the prospects are music industry folks, who appreciate the recording studio’s foot-thick walls. The other prospects could turn the studio, with a bathroom and separate entrance, into “an ideal mother-in-law suite,” Adams says.

Wilson is willing to sell the recording equipment separately.

The house, which was marked down from $2.7 million, sits on 16 acres about 25 minutes east of Nashville. It features four bedrooms with large walk-in closets, five bathrooms, a three-car attached garage plus another three-car detached garage, and indoor and outdoor fireplaces.

Adams says Wilson has already bought another home closer to the music and drama school that her 15-year-old daughter, Grace, attends.

Wilson’s 2004 debut single, “Redneck Woman,” hit No. 1 on Billboard’s country charts and won a Grammy. The title single for her follow-up album in 2005, “All Jacked Up,” became the highest-debuting single for a female country artist.

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