The magnificent Rancho San Carlos estate asking $125 million

A once-in-a-lifetime estate, has been nearly 100 years under the ownership of one family. Rancho San Carlos estate was designed by noted architect Reginald Johnson in 1931 with an approx. 29,483-sq.ft. exquisite main residence comprised of over 30 rooms. This unique property boasts a prestigious historical significance and exceptional architecture.

Rancho San Carlos, an approx. 237-acre estate property, has magnificent views of the surrounding mountains and ocean. It features 11 homes on the property, a small office building, horse facilities, and about 100 acres of citrus and avocado orchards. The tower office is accessible only from the master suite by an exterior staircase.

The house has an English-style pub downstairs, accessed by a hidden door, and below the pub is an underground badminton court with an observation gallery. The equestrian facilities include two stables, a 10-stall round barn built in 1928, an 11-stall wood-and-stucco barn, and an 11,250-square-foot covered riding arena built in 1930. Inside the massive house are crystal chandeliers, hand-painted murals in the bedrooms and oak-paneled formal rooms.

The extensive property was built for a rancher and property investor named Charles H. Jackson Jr. and his wife Ann, who bought the estate together back in the ‘20s. One of the listing agents, Suzanne Perkins, confirms that this is the most expensive property ever in Montecito.

The new Piaggio Aero Avanti EVO

The new Piaggio Aero Avanti EVO

The Italian-built Piaggio Avanti II twin, also known as Avanti Evo, is a new futuristic and the world’s fastest twin-turbo prop aircraft. It was launched at EBACE 2014 which was held in Geneva, Switzerland. The new evolution of an aviation legend brings more speed and more luxury.

Avanti Evo can reach speeds of up to 460 miles per hour an it’s the fastest twin turboprop in production. Five-blade Hartzell scimitar propellers and winglets add efficiency and extend the plane’s range to 1,980 miles. It features VIP seats finished by the luxury outfitter Poltrona Frau and can seat nine passengers. The cabin measures 5ft 9in (1.75m) high and 6ft 1in (1.85m) wide. A new performance package includes a innovative winglets, redesigned nacelles, reshaped front wing and new five-blade scimitar propellers.

“The new Avanti Evo represents excellence and provides everything business aviation requires to meet the increasing demands on time that prevail today,” said Alberto Galassi, chairman of Piaggio Aero Industries.

The new propellers help reduce cabin noise by 20 percent and external noise by 68 percent. The design is truly unusual and contains a lot of futuristic notes, representing the Italian brand in the best possible way. In the cockpit, which can be managed by a crew of one or two pilots, is the powerful Rockwell Collins Pro Line 21 avionics suite. There are also three large and easily readable Adaptive Flight Displays (configurable as PFD and MFD), twin control panels, a convenient cursor control panel, an Integrated Avionics Processor System, and four Data Concentrator Units (DCU).

The fully equipped Avanti Evo is priced at around $7.4 million. First delivery is scheduled for October. For more information about other outstanding aircrafts, check out our shop.

Zenvo ST1

Zenvo ST1

The Zenvo ST1 is a high performance sports car manufactured by Danish company Zenvo. S stands for Supercharger, T for Turbo and 1 for model number one. This car’s engine has booth a supercharger and a turbocharger. It is designed to express the car’s excessive power and performance.

The Zenvo ST1 characterizes 6.8 liter V8 – Supercharged and Turbocharged, power 1104 hp, maximum torque 1430 Nm, 6 speed manual or 7 speed F1 paddle shift gearbox. It has three engine modesWet (650hp), Sport (850hp) and Race (1104hp) and a top speed of 375km/h (electronically limited). The car weighs 3,000 pounds and its entire body, and most of the trim, is carbon fiber.

Equipped with all modern facilities it provides maximum comfort ride. The Zenvo ST1 was designed by Christian Brandt and Jesper Hermann. A colour of the leather, Alcantara and stitching are subject to individual choice. It comes equipped with a electric sport seats, cruise control, steering wheel with electrically adjustable rake and manual tilt, electric windows, dual zone automatic climate control, head-up display, BOSE sound system and many more. The Danish automaker offers a selection of interior and exterior customisation options.

Production of the car, as you could guess, is limited edition. They were sold to approved customers. The cost of the U.S. based model was estimated at 1.8 million USD.



Maltese Falcon is massive 88 meter luxury sailing yacht built by Perini Navi. It is one of the largest yachts in the world, similar to Royal huisman’s Athena and Lürssen’s Eos. Its impressively immense DynaRig powers the Maltese Falcon to record shattering speeds. Three self-standing and rotating masts host fifteen sails for an incredible total sail area of 2400 square meters.

The luxury sailing yacht provides guest accommodation for 12 guests and it features a VIP cabin on upperdeck, full beam Master with King berth, a separate full beam dressing room, private gym on lower deck, and four guest suites that can convert into two enormous VIP suites. The three decks are united by a circular stairway. There is also a sun bathing area and direct access to the cutting-edge wheelhouse, which acts as the heart for the entire vessel.

The yacht has received awards such as Best Sailing Yacht Interior, Most Innovative Sailing Yacht, Best Sailing Yacht Over 40, 2007 Prix du Design and many more.

Maltese Falcon has a maximum speed of eighteen knots and a range of 3,000 nautical miles at a cruising speed of fourteen knots. The Italian firm installed the DynaRig technology that electronically trims the sails in the direction of the wind and can furl them into the masts in just six minutes.

For more fun on the water, the yacht is equipped with two RIB tenders, four laser sailing boats, one fourteen foot Castold jet tender, six full sets of dive gear, water skis and snorkelling gear. The Maltese Falcon is without equal in the world.




This year, Patek Philippe celebrates its 175th anniversary. In honor of that, Patek Philippe supported the famous fireworks of the Geneva Festival 2014. A total of about 28’000 fireworks was used for this unique Geneva Grand Pyromelodic Fireworks. It is one of the world’s three largest fireworks.

Besides superior fireworks, there is also a new collection of watches. Patek Philippe 2014 collection brings us a lot of exceptional watches. Each new watch is a masterpiece that exudes incredible beauty and performance. The 5304R-001 Rose Gold Men Grand Complications is a gorgeous addition to the Grand Complications Collection. This watch definitely stands out from the rest.

The magnificent timepiece is powered by a Caliber R 27 PS QR LU mechanical, self-winding movement. It features the moonpahses by hand, day, month and leap year in apertures. The 5304R-001 uses two gongs and a mechanism with an embedded bolt on the case middle and it’s also completed with a minute repeater, and perpetual calendar with a retrograde date hand.

The 43mm case, protected by a sapphire crystal in front as well as on the case back, is made of 18K rose gold and features an exquisite round bezel. Month is displayed at 3 o’clock, day-of-the-week at 9 o’clock. The dial also features a small seconds’ dial at 6 o’clock. The hand stitched black crocodile leather strap features a rose gold clasp, making the watch even more glamorous.
The company was founded back in 1839 and since then they produce indeed excellent watches that represent their knowledge and impeccable skills. The 5304R-001 Grand Complications is just another watch that stands as a incredible proof of that.

A fascinating $139 MILLION PALACE

A fascinating $139 Million Palace

Le Palais Royal, one of the most expensive home for sale currently on the US market, is everything that you have ever dreamed of. A 60,000-square-foot Beaux Arts mansion with a 22-carat gold-leaf entrance gate lies on 4.4 acres on Millionaires Mile in Hillsboro Beach, Florida, halfway between Fort Lauderdale and Boca Raton.

“Le Palais Royal is to be the most expensive listing on the market in America, and was designed to be fit for royalty and the upmost refined individual. It is a true extension of a life well-lived,” said William P.D. Pierce, the home’s listing agent. “This grand palace will be a landmark that rivals Europe’s greatest palaces. A true masterpiece, it is adorned with custom detailing exclusive to its design and incomparable finishes.”

Inside the palace you can find 11 bedrooms, 17 bathrooms, three master bedroom suites and one presidential master suite, each with a Jacuzzi overlooking the ocean or Intracoastal Waterway. Six magnificent waterfalls adorn the exterior. The doors open beneath a $2 million marble staircase with steel-iron railing and gold leaf, which took craftsmen more than two years to construct. The amazing Le Salon has mesmerizing panoramic views of the Atlantic Ocean. This stunning palace features the world’s first ever IMAX Theater contracted for private use.

The 4,500-square-foot infinity edge pool with a 12-foot cascading waterfall, double loop LED-lit waterslide, an outdoor Jacuzzi positioned above a waterfall, fire pit and swim-up bar for outdoor entertaining make this place even more superior. The palace was built for the royal life and with every part exudes incredible luxury and style. Currently under the final phase of construction and slated for completion before the end of 2015, says listing agent William P.D. Pierce of Coldwell Banker Residential Real Estate.

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Brabus Business Lounge Mercedes-Benz Sprinter

Brabus Business Lounge Mercedes-Benz Sprinter

If you have never thought about a van as a luxurious means of transport, it’s finally time to change your mind. Brabus presents its latest project, the Brabus Business Lounge which is based on the Mercedes Sprinter van. It looks like a elegant office with a lot of style and it was definitely something the most interesting on the Moscow Auto Show two weeks ago.

The exterior and interior have been completely revamped. It features four business seats in a face-to-face conference seating arrangement and an additional third row of seats. In total the Brabus Business Lounge offers eight seats, including the driver. For maximum comfort the seats can even be reclined to full sleeping position offering amenities such as lumbar support, massage function, heating and ventilation. The interior is upholstered in Mastik leather colored in a dual-tone combination. The Barbus Business Lounge also features a special climate control system developed in cooperation with German OEM Eberspächer.

Special additions are the big 42-inch Full HD LCD screen integrated into the bulkhead behind the driver’s cab and a 10-inch display integrated into the center console between two seats. The system includes a PlayStation 4, Apple TV, Blu-ray player and DVB-T digital TV equipment, just in case you need some fun during your trip.

You think this is all? Well, I have to tell you that you are wrong because there are lots of other things that this luxury van can offer. For example, between the business seats, a pod-based coffeemaker and refrigerator serve up hot and cold drinks, plus there is a LED display in the ceiling with customizable animations that offers 12 relaxing themes, ranging from cloud-filled blue sky, starry night sky, to fireworks display!

With this new van, the Brabus indeed pushed the boundaries and made specific luxury vehicle.


Cartier celebrates 100 years of the Panthère and creates a 'Royal Collection'

Cartier celebrates 100 years of the Panthère and creates a ‘Royal Collection’

Cartier introduced its first Panthère-inspired piece in 1914, and this year they celebrate the 100th anniversary. The first piece with the panther was a wrist-watch with a diamond case speckled with onyx spots.

Cartier, one of the most popular brands in the production of extraordinary jewelry, has created it’s most extensive Panthère de Cartier collection. The 2014 ‘Panthère de Cartier II’ collection is a remarkable blend of contemporary design and high quality materials. The most impressive is a gold ring whose geometric openwork design depicts a panther with intense garnet eyes.


Besides the 100th anniversary, at this year’s Antiques Biennale in Paris, Cartier will present their Royal Collection. The French jewelry house’s Royal Collection features extraordinary precious stones of exceptional size and quality set in magnificent creations of the finest craftsmanship. Among the spectacular emeralds, rubies and sapphires is a large natural pearl that once belonged to Queen Mary of England, wife of George V., Cartier has transformed the Royal Pearl into a diamond-laced necklace. Weighing an impressive 8.3 grams and measuring 21.82 x 17.6 x 16.4 mm, the pearl is said to be one of the most beautiful ever seen.


The Royal Collection has been created based on themes such as “Stones Queens” focusing on glyptic (the art of engraving gems), “Stones of the World”, which looks at the origins of stone shapes, and “Design is King,” which highlights the optical illusions of stone shapes. “We have always considered the Biennale as an exceptional event. We can not show what we usually present in our shop; our entire collection, which includes more than 100 unique pieces, has been specially created for the occasion,” said Pierre Rainero, Head of Image and Heritage at Cartier.

What if a yacht could fly

What if a yacht could fly?

The Lineage 1000E is the largest aircraft in Embraer Executive Jets collection. Embraer Executive Jets has teamed with SottoDesign Studios to develop an ultra-custom interior design theme, especially for customers who seek a level of luxury and refinement that has been reserved only for the most amazing yachts. The inspiration for the Skyacht One comes from a custom commission yacht called the Thunderbird, built by master boat builder John Hacker in 1939 for George Wittell.

SottoStudios, a design firm, was formed by Senior Disney “Imagineer” Eddie Sotto to extend the limits of what he learned from the artists that worked with Walt Disney. “So what if a yacht could fly?” Sotto asks. “Why should hand-made luxury only exist on your wrist, in an exotic car or on a yacht? With Skyacht™ One, ‘wow’ happens every time you see or touch something.”

The Skyacht One is based on Embraer Executive Jets’ Lineage 1000E, a luxury jet with a range of 4,600 nautical miles. Navigation is the theme of Skyacht One as following the stars led both ships and planes. A planetary Clock lies embedded in a marquetry mural is inspired by the 15th Century Ducal Palace’s Studiolo of Italy and the bulkhead walls are planked and pegged as on a yacht. The main cabin features the Chesterfield Sofa and the Cocktail Bar. 14th Century Star maps were the inspiration for the silk Cellarius Carpeting. Skyacht One’s Master Bath consists even more impressive things. There are ”throttle” inspired faucet with a lit gauge that controls temperature over a walnut and gold sink, and a wonderful bronze mirror.

“Dream it! Do it!” – Imagineering President Marty Sklar

Inside the jet

Bugatti Veyron Grand Sport Vitesse '1 Of 1'

Bugatti Veyron Grand Sport Vitesse ’1 Of 1′

After six Bugatti Legends another special Veyron was revealed at Pebble Beach. Bugatti Veyron Grand Sport Vitesse ’1 Of 1’ is a custom one-off version commissioned by a customer in Singapore. It takes inspiration from the brand’s historical designs and vehicles.

“For our customers, a Bugatti is an investment in an automotive work of art which will endure for generations. This is why every Bugatti is both unique and absolutely authentic in its technical prowess and stylistic form,” emphasises Achim Anscheidt, Chief Designer at Bugatti. Bugatti Veyron Grand Sport Vitesse ’1 Of 1’ was presented to the customer next to a Type 44 which was provided by the Mullin Automotive Museum in Oxnard. The colour scheme has been inspired by classic Bugatti models like the 41 Royale, Type 55 and Type 44. Every surface in this grille has been hand polished and it took over 200 hours to create.

The interior features extremely luxurious black leather that is nicely contrasted by yellow stitching on the steering wheel, seats and gear selector. The instrument panel is made of deep-black exposed carbon. Something that makes this car even more unique is definitely customer’s initials inscribed on the front grill, while the Bugatti emblem is visible on the back. The customer’s initials, “PL”, were laser cut. The brand logo, known as the Bugatti “macaron”, is displayed on the rear wing and also inside the car. Its 8.0-litre, quad-turbocharged W16 engine delivers a potent 1200 hp.

No details were given about the car’s price, but I am sure that the new owner had to set aside a few million for this amazing car.