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Full Floor Penthouse in the Heart of Manhattan

A three-floor penthouse located at the prestigious 135 West 52nd Street in Midtown Manhattan is listed for for $16.8 million by Douglas Elliman. It boasts a total of 5,153 interior square feet arranged across  five bedrooms, four full bathrooms and two half bathrooms, along with a private rooftop lounge. The penthouse benefits from a private elevator entrance, a triple-height sculptural staircase, and three separate terraces.

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Situated in a brand new condominium building developed by Clipper Equity and The Chetrit Group – the property presents top of the line amenities including a 24-hour concierge service, 75-foot lap pool, a private club for residents and a golf, soccer and baseball simulator. It mixes elegance with sophistication and is the standout feature of the dazzling 47-story building.

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Each floor is designed with 100 panels of handmade curved glass. There is a double-sided gas stone fireplace and a glass and marble staircase leading to the second floor from the living room. Floor-to-ceiling windows add to the ambiance, revealing panoramic views of New York City below. On the second floor is a spacious room with 18-foot ceilings and a curvilinear balcony with glass railings.

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The master bedroom is adjacent to ample dual custom closets and an en-suite bathroom with Siberian Mink marble-top vanities, hand-blown glass pendant lamps, heated floors and glass shower. One of the three private terraces is located off the master bedroom.

On the roof, the spectacular penthouse is topped off with a private skyline lounge, which boasts a six-foot wet bar, outdoor kitchen, and sweeping views of the Hudson River.

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A Tuscan Masterpiece for $6,900,000

An exquisite Tuscan-style estate can become home to the wealthy buyer who’s willing to spring $6,900,000 for it. Located at the renowned Hawks Ridge Golf Club in Georgia, the residence is surrounded with lush forests and expansive fields for an unsurpassed balance between modern luxury and unspoilt natural wonder.

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The entire property comprises ten gated, expansive acres and the house itself has a total area of 20,010 square feet. Two outdoor pools, a tennis court, a media room, private SPA and a gym are the amenities that owners and guests have at their disposal. There is also an outdoor fireplace with a spacious lounge and barbecue areas as well as a fountain.

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There are nine bedrooms and eight en-suite bathrooms, and one separate bathroom. All room boast generous living proportions complete with floor-to-ceiling windows, plush carpeting and drapes, wooden cabinets and Tuscan-style furniture and decorations. The first floor houses the kitchen, adjacent dining and living room spaces and is fitted with stainless steel appliances and wooden cabinets.

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Situated atop a premiere golf course lot, this custom home is a stylish blend of Mediterranean ambiance and uncompromising style and comfort. Equipped with everything the discriminating buyer may desire, the generous estate even boasts its own helipad, amongst other things. The place is ideal for musicians or artists as it boasts a custom $2 Million Dollar professional recording studio – the best in the South! No detail is spared in making this beautiful home a one-of-a-kind real estate gem.

The sale is directed by the Atlanta branch of international luxury auction house Sotheby’s International Realty.

Top Yachts from the Monaco Yacht Show

Top Yachts from the Monaco Yacht Show

The 2016 Monaco Yacht Show took place in Monte Carlo’s horseshoe-shaped harbor from September 28 through October 1 and during those four days 125 of the world’s newest and most spectacular super yachts were presented before a crowd of sailing aficionados. In the latest trends in yacht technology and design, a few models stood out with their innovative exterior and elegant interiors that are the epitome of sailing in luxury.

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The new 208-foot Benetti FB264 is a four-deck superyacht with a straight-edged profile that makes the most of its ample outdoors space on the different aft decks with features, such as a beach club, and forward saloon on the upper deck. This saloon can also be used as a formal dining area or the owner can choose to use it as a private terrace. The sundeck boasts a swimming pool, gym, and spa, transforming the top deck into a fitness center. FB264’s interior is defined by low-key elegance – courtesy of by Francesca Muzio of FM Architettura d’Interni, incorporating luxury fabrics and handcrafted Italian furniture. The yacht reaches a top-end speed of 15.5 knots and can travel 4,750 nautical miles.

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Admiral Quinta Essentia

Admiral’s new 180-foot Quinta Essentia is the largest motor yacht launched by the Italian shipyard. It boasts very progressive-looking profile over the full-displacement hull with an all-aluminum construction to save on weight. It is an impressive addition to the growing selection of greener vessels thanks to its advanced diesel-electric hybrid propulsion system. This system integrates two traditional diesels with electric motors connected to variable-speed generators for a top speed of 16 knots. Asking price for the model is €37,500,000.

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The First Dassault Falcon 8X Jet

Dassault Falcon 8X has made its debut the French aerospace firm’s new $58 million ultralong-range business jet. Designed for European charter company Amjet Executive, it will be the first Falcon 8X used for chartered flights.

Billed as the next generation of its predecessor Falcon 7X, the newly unveiled airplane benefits from a longer range and a bigger cabin. The latter will be available in 30 different layouts buyers can choose from. The Falcon 8X has a travel range of up to 7,422 miles at a time and can reach a top speed of 425 mph. It has already received its EASA and FAA certification and is entering service right on schedule, two years after it was initially announced. Customers from about a dozen countries will be able to place additional deliveries.

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The Falcon 8X is a dream-come-true for every avid traveller. It has a bigger cabin and a longer range for comfortable travel. Its state-of-the-art fly-by-wire cockpit relieves pilots of repetitive tasks and lets them focus on flight management instead. The new Falcon 8X is equipped with three turbofan engines, which make it flexible enough to take off from short runways and operate at airports in high elevations or hot climates. New aerodynamic winglets reduce drag and increase efficiency.

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The cabin of the Falcon 8X is almost 43 feet long and 7.6 feet wide, providing plenty of space for a comfortable workspace as well as a restful night’s sleep and a shower. In different configurations, passengers are guaranteed a low noise level (just 52 dB or less) and a low cabin altitude of just 3,900 feet.

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Bentley Bentayga The Fastest, Most Luxurious SUV Yet

When luxurious brand Bentley announced the launch of an SUV many wondered if the bold move would take the company in a direction that was too ‘generic’. However, the new Bentayga finds the appropriate balance between luxury and performance for SUV buyers as it offers yet another star in the company’s remarkable line of vehicles that are built to outperform and redefine luxury.

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The SUV proudly sports the Bentley badge – the unique, unmistakably “Bentley” body lines that combine well with the raw power of a 4×4. The Bentayga has four Drive Dyanmics settings that provide a refined and comfortable driving experience. The comfort mode is the ideal choice for tougher roads and uneven pavement as it allows the SUV to glide effortlessly over potholes and the Sport mode is the way to go for winding roads. The Custom mode adds a level of personality to the car, allowing the driver to leave their mark.

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The Bentayga’s sport an all-new 6.0-liter, twin-turbocharged W12 engine with 600 horsepower and 664 pound-feet of torque. This gives the car the ability to get to 60 mph in 4 seconds flat, making it one of the quickest SUVs on the planet. With a top speed of 187 mph – the SUV rivals many ultra-luxury sports cars from Aston Martin, Ferrari and Maserati.

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Base price for the model is clocked at $229,100 and buyers are guaranteed to enjoy the fine details – courtesy of Mulliner’s specialist coach-building department.  An extended range of 90 exterior colours is available, in addition to 15 interior leather colours and various high-gloss wood veneers and metal finishes to complete the sleek look of the powerful beast.

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Seychelles

Seychelles as Your Next Luxury Vacation Destination

There is a new star on the pristine horizon of the Seychelles and it is the newly-opened Six Senses Zil Pasyon resort.  Twenty-eight luxurious two-bedroom villas with individual pools and an airy, bohemian style invite guests to the private isle of Félicité in the Indian Ocean.  The tropical-chic retreat is an ideal way to explore the island’s world-class, water-based activities—with diving and sport fishing being the top choices of tourists. Other activities are also available – there is hiking in the lush Coco de Mer Valley, sunbathing, or golf on nearby Praslin Island’s 18-hole championship course.

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Balance your core and relax with one of the resort’s more grounding experiences like the restorative treatments at the on-site Six Senses Spa (which is due to open in January). Its dramatic location on rock formations signature to the Seychelles allows guests to enjoy breath-taking views of the tropical paradise while they enjoy some much-needed pampering.

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The lavish living areas exhibit casual elegance with a sense of space and place defined by vaulted ceilings, vast windows, and expansive sundecks. The dining selections are equally inviting, which range from the interactive Chef’s Kitchen (including meals prepared to personal taste in front of the guest) to the Ocean Kitchen (freshly caught seafood complemented by locally sourced, organic ingredients), and the Wine Vault (where the chef and sommelier partner for a customized culinary experience). Guests can choose from a selection of additional amenities, such as cooking classes, a full-service gym (with personal trainer), a library, and an outdoor cinema. In keeping with the resort’s ethos for environmentalism, the resort has its own reverse-osmosis refinery for potable water, a chicken farm, and an organic garden for a fully sustainable experience.

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Availability rates can be checked through Six Senses Zil Pasyon’s website and rates for the villas start from EUR 2,170 / Night.

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Hermes partners with Apple for the Apple Watch Series 2

Technology and fashion has always gone hand in hand to produce pieces of strong character and purpose-minded artistry. And which two brands are more suited to raise the bar of creative collaboration even further than tech giant Apple and European fashion Maison Hermés? After the successful launch of the first Apple Hermès watch – the elegant original line defined by timeless craftsmanship, has been revisited. The end result is the introduction of the Apple Watch Hermès Series 2.

The expanded collection sports a new Double Buckle Cuff and a price tag of $1,499. It comes in premium Swift or Epsom calfskin leather. The 38 mm stainless-steel case has a ceramic back, accentuated by the leather strap in one of three hues: Rose Jaipur, Étoupe, and Bleu Agate. Another new addition that gives the timepiece its technical allure is the Single Tour Deployment Buckle priced at $1,399. It comes complete with a Hermès Barénia calfskin leather band, a 42 mm case, and a hidden deployment buckle that opens with a single click of the two side buttons.

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Returning for the Series 2 collection are both the Single Tour model with either a 38 mm or 42 mm case (retailing at $1,149 and $1,199,), while the Double Tour piece features a strap that wraps twice around the wrist and is only available with a 38 mm case with a price of $1,299. Both watches are offered with bands in a variety of colours, including Anémone, which is a brand-new shade of vibrant purple that will appeal to the female audience of tech fans.

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An exclusive jewelry selection from the World-Famous TEFAF Art Fair

The European Fine Art Fair (TEFAF) was founded in Maastricht, the Netherlands, in 1988 as an international annual assembly of top-tier collectors and vendors of jewelry, watches, and object sof art. On October 22, the five-day fair will take place in New York, marking its first foray outside Europe. 93 dealers will make an appearance and some of their announced creations are already drawing attention worldwide. Let’s take a look at the most awaited brands to showcase at the exclusive event.

Hemmerle

The fourth generation family-run jewellery house from Munch is known for its designs that resemble contemporary works of art, every bit wearable. Producing one-of-a-kind pieces, Hemmerle honours ancient techniques by adding a contemporary twist. The century-old jewellery business is taking jewelry to greater and newer heights with a myriad of new offerings.

Veronique Bamps

The antique-jewelry expert with a firm in Monaco, will be exhibiting a delicate design once owned by Princess Irene of Greece. This detailed 16-inch-long gold-chain choker necklace is accentuated with 24 delicate diamond clusters in the garland style (popular in early 1900s). Price for the piece is available on request.

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Primavera Gallery

New York’s Primavera Gallery will display a one-of-a-kind platinum-and-diamond Art Deco–style brooch made by Tiffany & Co. in 1837. A popular item at New York’s Metropolitan Museum of Art’s Highlights from the Modern Design Collection: 1900–Present, Part II exhibition, the dazzling piece is an unusual foray into the Art Deco design realm for the brand, which is known for its elaborate Art Nouveau styles.

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S.J. Shrubsole

New York-based S.J. Shrubsole will exhibit these Columbian emerald pendant earrings, which date back to the 1850s. Each 18-karat-gold earring is centred on smaller 0.4-carat emeralds at the base and a larger 2-carat cushion-shaped emerald at the bottom; a total of 52 diamonds surround the earrings’ emeralds. Asking price for the earrings is $125,000.

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New Offerings from Italian Yacht Builder Baglietto

Italian premium yacht builder Baglietto has debuted two new designs created in collaboration with Francesco Paszkowski Design. The Monaco Yacht Show was the first event, where the company presented the Baglietto 46M Fast, the Unicorn, and a lavish new project line. The latte will consist of three models ranging in length from 134 feet to 164 feet. Each one of the separate versions will feature a semi-displacement hull of aluminium alloy, although a series with steel-and-aluminium displacement hulls is also in the works for the near future.

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The first vessel to be constructed among the new fleet, is the 144-foot Baglietto 44M. It will feature Paszkowski’s distinctive vertical bow and modern, sleek silhouette. The main deck comprises a full-beam master stateroom and functional guest cabin configurations thanks to the modular walls. Further highlights include an aft beach club and a 1,076-square-foot sundeck, which will also have an outdoor swimming pool. The yacht will be powered by either conventional diesel propulsion or an optional hybrid system – entirely up to the buyer. It will be capable of reaching a top speed of 22 knots and a range of 4,000 nautical miles.

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The second offering by the brand is the 150-foot Baglietto 46M Fast (designed by Paszkowski and naval architect Margherita Casprini). It comes with an aluminium planning hull and an aquadynamic exterior enhanced by dramatic lines. A bold combination of rectangular and trapezoidal windows opens up the interior with natural light alongside indoor luminescence courtesy of Flos. The main deck boasts rosewood flooring and a white-lacquered ceiling frame. The main saloon features Flexform furnishings and accoutrements from Boutsen Design. The beam-width master cabin comes with its own private office and the lower deck has a choice of four en-suite cabins with twin Pullman beds and linens from Mirabello Carrara, where guests can relax. The upper deck is accessible from the main saloon’s staircase and houses a sky lounge and a number of outdoor relaxation spaces, making it the perfect place to pass time. Twin MTU 16V 4000 engines are capable of reaching a top speed of 27 knots.

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Jackie O’s Childhood Summer Home

The 11-acre East Hampton, NY estate – Lasata  - where Jackie Kennedy spent her summers as a child, is on the market. Its current owner, fashion designer Reed Krakoff, has listed the property for more than $50 million, split into two parcels: $38.995 million for the eight-bedroom main house, built around 1917, pool, and poolhouse spread across 7.2 acres and $14.995 million for an adjacent four-acre parcel with a grass tennis court.

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The previous owner has gone to great lengths to extensively renovate the estate and the result is a lavish colonial home with a laid-back, modern vibe. Beautiful original hardwood floors and fireplaces add a certain charm to the sun-filled rooms with tapestry and large windows. The house is surrounded by perfectly manicured lawns with hedges.

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The main house was built in 1917 and designed by architect Arthur C. Jackson. A total of 8,500 square feet comprises of 10 bedrooms and 12 full bathrooms. The entry consists of herringbone-patterned hardwood flooring. There is a spacious white kitchen that has been fitted with stainless-steel counters and wood plank floors. The modern formal dining room seats 12 if you count the breakfast nook by the windows and is flanked by a massive library of books and magazines. There is also a sunroom, where guests can converse under the vaulted ceilings with French doors leading to an outdoor patio.

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The property is located near the ocean and includes a one-bedroom guesthouse, two-bedroom pool house, formal English gardens, and a three-car garage. An outdoor pool and grass tennis court provide plenty of opportunities for outdoor fun.