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Bel Air Super Villa: A peek inside $49.9 million worth of Luxury & Style

Bel Air is undoubtedly a haunt for the rich and famous. It attracts the wealthy and is an ultra-exclusive location. It is therefore fitting that this palace of a villa is situated in the heart of Bel Air. The price is a cool $49.9 million, and understandably, it comes fully loaded with every kind of luxury imaginable and a classy style.

The villa is located in the prestigious East Gate area of Bel Air and has been renovated several times since it was built in the 1920s. This latest renovation is the most ambitious of all, with a 20,000 square foot mansion built upon the 35,000 square foot compound. It was remodelled by renowned British designer Gavin Brodin and is finished to meticulous standards.

This architectural masterpiece has a contemporary Mediterranean style and offers complete privacy. There is a colonial style gate with a lush garden surrounding the building and protected from prying eyes. The internal design provides unlimited options for entertainment, with large open spaces and bright and airy rooms.

The beautiful vine-covered pool house is accessed via spiral staircases leading down to the lower level. The mosaic swimming pool is surrounded by massive classical columns, with a bright skylight up above. Also on this level, one can find a spa and fitness centre, basketball and racquetball courts, a bowling alley, a bar, a wine cellar, a home cinema, and lavish living quarters for guests. The internal areas include eight bedrooms, most with ensuite bathrooms up on the first floor. The ground floor level has a huge kitchen, formal dining room, a couple of relaxing lounges, an office, a playroom for children and much more besides. There are twenty bathrooms in all! The modern decor is tempered with old world style, such as the wood panelled library and massive chandeliers. This Bel Air villa is indeed a dream come true and may be worth the price tag of almost $50 million!

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80-Acre Villa De Madre Estate, California: A Car Collector’s Paradise!

Few properties can compare with this palatial villa in the ultra-prestigious location in California. With a 63-Acre vineyard, devoted to Cabernet grapes, a large central 23,000 square-foot villa, a 1,900 square-foot cottage, with four-bedroom, and two large barns big enough to house over 100 cars! Located in the Suisun Valley, the villa was constructed in 2002 for Willis Johnson, the founder and CEO of auto auction giant Copart.

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The buildings are created to resemble classic 1950s American Main Street-style architecture and external finishes. The retro style is complete with vintage signs and incorporates a diner, a gas station and working garage workshop. There is even a soda fountain. The large barn garages were built to house Johnson’s bludgeoning classic car collection.

The main villa is reminiscent of grand European mansions. There are six bedrooms, which include a massive 2,000 square foot master bedroom. The living room ceiling reaches up to 24 feet, and the kitchen quarters include four freezers and three ovens, and an indoor pool. There is also a wine cave that stores up to 250 bottles in a controlled temperature.

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The luxurious decorations include handcrafted Venetian, hand-painted murals as well as the ceilings. The ornate marble fireplaces and a grand double-winding staircase add to the mystic and allure of the place. The extensive vineyards provide 150,000 bottles of Cabernet wine, rich on the palate, every year. The entrance driveway is lined with olive trees which produce an annual 80 gallons of the most delicate olive oil.

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The asking price of $12.9 million represents exceptional value for its size, exclusivity and location, not to mention the 100 car storage space! The unique decorations make this lovely property even more attractive and valuable.

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New on the Market: £25 Million Notting Hill James Bond Style Mansion

Havona House in Notting Hill, London is the most vast and expansive property to be contracted in the area! With 8,700 feet of internal floor area, this palatial home is the epitome of luxury living in the city centre. With an asking price more than £25 million, the lavish property has every imaginable luxury and convenience. With extensive bright areas ideal for entertaining, Havona House is a dream come true.

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The mansion is located in a historical area of architectural value and importance. Havona House stands at the entrance to the famous Portobello Road, and the name Havona, which is carved over the entrance archway, comes from Ancient Greek and means ‘Plato’s world of perfection’.

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The internal areas of the house are furnished with the highest quality of bespoke and handmade furniture along with the most exceptional smart house technology and features. There are three upper floors, a ground floor, lower ground, a basement and sub-basement. The bespoke lighting was designed by the renowned glass artist Esther Patterson and cascades down from the upper deck down the staircase. The property includes a three-car garage, accessed via an internal lift. The lower levels house a fully equipped Spa, 21-meter swimming pool, a gymnasium, sauna and showers. The pool can be covered to create a massive ballroom or banqueting area, and the swimming pool has an adjustable depth. The bedrooms are on the upper levels which afford beautiful vistas and bright open spaces. The flooring has been finished using the best quality timber, and the place is wired for the state of the art Control 4 home automation and entertainment system.

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With the location gaining importance and becoming a rival to areas such as Kensington, Mayfair and Belgravia, Havona House is situated in a prestigious and exclusive location. The price tag of £25 million plus offers real value for money, with prices in the area continually on the increase. This beautiful creation is set to become a modern day, residential landmark.

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Zaha Hadid $140 Million Luxury Futuristic Fortress Residence

The only residence ever designed by the late, great Zaha Hadid, the world-renowned architect. Hidden in the Barvikha Forest, close to Moscow in Russia, the house was commissioned by the Russian James Bond; Vladislav Doronin, as described by Hadid. Named the Capital Hill Residence, the ideal project includes a master suite bedroom elevated 36 meters into the sky, towering above the surrounding forest. The cost of this unique and superlative dwelling is a cool USD 140 million! The concept was born over a decade ago, with the design first drawn on a napkin! Doronin requested that he wake up with blue skies and no neighbours, free of distractions.

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The house has several levels, some of them underground. There are three floors on the forested terrain rising to 22 meters which are artfully sheltered by angled glass facades and extensive, broad roofs. There is an impressive and expansive 65-foot-long swimming pool, a massage parlour, a hammam, a beautiful Japanese garden and even a nightclub!

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There are beautiful geometric shapes and angles overhanging the walls, creating an elegant and aesthetic feel. The lower level contains a grand library, children’s bedrooms, kitchen and lounge areas. All the latest electronic security features and every conceivable luxury is built into the house, which is to be expected with such a hefty price tag! The project is a masterpiece and an absolute testament to Zaha’s genius, and his signature features are carved all over this marvellous creation. It features all the organic intricacy, complexity and a feeling of bright, open space. Since this is Zaha Hadid’s only residence, the exclusivity of the building is even more accentuated. It is one of a kind and a Kind of Magic! Although the house is a fortress, it looks like a palace!

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Eaton Square, Belgravia, London For Sale £30m

Located in the prestigious Belgravia, Eaton Square, London, this contemporary house has every luxury imaginable. Beyond the classic stucco fronted façade lies a lavish family home, internally laid out over several floors, with five large bedroom suites. The internal decorations and furnishings are of the very highest standards, with each piece of furniture chosen specially for the house. The highest quality materials and internal finishing make the house a truly desirable home.

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The internal areas consist of ground and first floors entirely dedicated to entertaining. The lower ground floors of the house includes a state of the art home cinema, staff quarters with kitchen and bedrooms, along with a living room. The ground and first floors contain a fully stocked and functional bar area, an open plan kitchen/breakfast room, and a vast reception room on the first floor. Additional luxuries include an internal lift, a gym and large terrace for Al Fresco dining and barbecues.

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The house has been painstakingly designed and finished to the highest level, with the best materials used, and the best craftsmen employed to effect the enhancements. The house is protected by Crestron home automated security systems. There is a large and spacious two car, interconnecting garage accessed from the rear of the house.

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Eaton Square, in Grosvenor Belgravia estate, is one of the most exclusive areas in London. Centrally located, with all amenities and facilities nearby. Belgravia Estate is within walking distance from Knightsbridge, King’s Road, Sloane Square and Victoria, where all sorts of entertainment, eateries, traditional pubs, and shopping can be found. Overland and underground transport connect Belgravia with the rest of the city of London. The location cannot be bettered! Welcome, £30 million worth of immaculate beauty!

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Authentic Italian Village, Villa Firenze, Beverly Hills, California $165 million

Have you ever dreamt of owning an Italian style village in California, USA? That dream can be made reality now, with Villa Firenze. Located in California, this magnificent and palatial property is worth every penny of its hefty asking price of $165 million.

The property is in the form of three main building overlooking central courtyard adorned with a beautiful fountain and surrounded by luscious palm trees. The internal areas of the three surrounding villas are out of this world, with no expense spared, to create a sense of luxury and well being. There are even genuine and authentic paintings on the walls. The furniture is of the highest quality natural materials, and there is a very conceivable convenience installed for absolute comfortable pleasure.

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This really is an authentic Italian village, and the assemblage is largest in Beverly Park, clocking in at nine acres of land. The village is accessed through its private road and took seven years in the making. The driveway leads to the central courtyard, which is large enough to accommodate thirty cars comfortably. The 40 foot, Canary Palms create a circular ring overlooking the courtyard. The internal floor area supersedes 30,000 square feet of top-notch and fashionable interior decoration, designed by renowned firms. There are high ceilings, large banquet style assembly rooms, small and intimate spaces, and outstanding views from the balconies.

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The five-acre backyard also offers exceptional vistas of the pool and pool house, the two-story guesthouse, the tennis court, the two bedroom guest house and the surrounding passageways and jogging trails and gardens. Villa Firenze, the specially built, typical Italian village is one of the most elegant and expansive properties offered in Beverly Hills, California.

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Bahamas Tranquility, Scotland Cay: $3.75m of Pure Luxury

It is rare indeed to find a gem of a property such as Tranquility, Scotland Cay, on a private island in the Bahamas. The residence is priced realistically at $3.75m, considering the amenities, features and unique attributes the property has to offer. This outstanding designer home has been created with comfortable living, functionality and entertainment all rolled into one.

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Tranquility lives up to its name by offering unparalleled modern living solutions. Every conceivable luxury is included here, with a private beach, 3,600 sprawling outdoor decks, ideal for entertainment, Al Fresco dining, and barbecues under the bright moonlight. There are two entirely stocked bars, a billiard table, and an outdoor Jacuzzi spa.

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This exceptional dwelling covers a total floor area of 1.8 acres, plus an additional 17,269 square foot lot on the marina seafront, known as Coconut Creek, which includes a 387 foot beachfront. The internal area is 6,000 square feet of pure elegance, overlooking the expansive ocean. The property consists of the main house, plus two smaller guest houses, all connected by wrap-around decks. The master bedroom in the main house has a cathedral effect ceiling, which is both impressive and unique.

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There is a private lounge area along with a cosy stone fireplace. The balconies overlook the glorious Atlantic Ocean offering breathtaking vistas! The skylights in the bedrooms douse the rooms in natural lighting, while the French windows allow access to the balcony, taking full advantage of the views. The larger house incorporates a stylish garage, with space for six golf carts. The generator is located here, and there is an extra storage area. Additional amenities include an 80,000-gallon water reservoir, impact-resistant windows and doors, and a 40KW standby generator.

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Scotland Cay is located 200 miles east of Florida. There is a 3,200-foot paved airstrip on the island, and daily ferry service, freight delivery, and on-site maintenance services. Everything fits perfectly into place at Tranquility, Scotland Cay Island, Bahamas.

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A $29 Million New York City Residence

New York City’s One57 is a prime location on Billionaire’s Row, rising 90 stories above Manhattan with stellar panoramas of Central Park. Earlier this month, developer Extell Marketing Group announced its newest sky castle, 61B, a three-bedroom residence with floor-to-ceiling windows that overlook the skyline of the famous city. Interior design is the work of interior design firm Jeffrey Beers International. The fully furnished unit spans 4,193 square feet.

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Located on the 61st floor, it offers sweeping views of Central Park to the north and city views to the east and south. The design of the unit is both elegant and modern. A separation of space between public areas [the living room and dining room] and the private spaces [bedrooms and bathrooms] has flooded the residence with natural light and created open-plan living. The clever combination of layout, materials, and art, has resulted in fluidity between the kitchen, dining area, and living room.

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Warm furnishings and luxurious finishes complete the look of the oasis, which was designed for entertaining. Custom millwork by Elephants Custom Furniture and handmade slipper chairs by Elliot Eakin pair well with Minotti and Kagan sofas.

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In the living room, there is a showstopping blue art piece by Christina Watka, slides away to reveal a television screen. A custom dual-sided fireplace separates the living and dining spaces. Black glass mirrors sit on either end of the fireplace to create the illusion that the fireplace continues on in the reflection. The horizontal fireplace is clad with ivory onyx slabs to add warmth to the open space without inhibiting the flow.

The asking price for the modern apartment is $29 million and it comes with access to the amenities available exclusively to the residents of the building. These include 24-hour concierge, indoor pool and SPA, chauffeur and butler.

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Gareth Barry’s seven-bed mansion goes on sale for £4.5m

Premier League football star Gareth Barry is selling his seven-bedroom mansion in Cheshire for £4.5million. The estate comes equipped with 13 private stables, a heated indoor swimming pool and seven bedrooms, making it the perfect family home.

30 acres of pristine land surround the house in Cheshire and its own tennis court. The state-of-the-art indoor pool is heated and big enough to have its own seating area where the owner can sit and relax. Thirteen private stables are included in the sale and come with a groom’s kitchen and separate tack/feed rooms.

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The main house has seven bathrooms (one here) and some have freestanding tubs, marble flooring and large walk-in showers. Since it is sold by English Premier League football star Gareth Barry, there is also a state-of-the-art leisure complex which includes a games room, bar, indoor swimming pool, a sauna, changing room and gymnasium.

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A 3,500 sq ft former aircraft hanger with its own electric door can be used to store a collection of classic cars or be converted into an adjacent guest house.

The property has a tree-lined driveway, a pond and paddocks. The famous footballer installed a stunning water feature in the huge driveway which leads up to the house. The driveway is big enough for dozens of cars to be parked outside the front.

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A lavish gaming room includes arcade games, a pool table and a display of Barry’s 53 England caps and two Manchester City shirts. There is also has a home cinema which has leather reclining seats and a huge screen.

The property is on the market with estate agents Stuart Rushton & Co, and described as being a ‘small exceptional small country estate with a beautifully refurbished modern house’.

Zaha Hadid's ME Dubai Hotel

Zaha Hadid’s ME Dubai Hotel Opens in 2018

The Opus – Zaha Hadid’s first project in Dubai – is due to open in 2018. The architectural marvel will be the only hotel in the world the late architect designed inside and out. Siting in the heart of the upcoming Burj Khalifa district, it will comprise two separate towers that coalesce into a 300-foot-high cube with a free-flowing curved central void. 

The hotel will be part of the Spanish-based Melia Hotels International and have 93 lavish rooms and suites, including the ultra-luxe Suite ME. There will be 98 serviced apartments on the upper floors, and four penthouses with private roof terraces.

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The hotel’s extravagant lobby lounge and art gallery, vertical café, and reception area will all showcase furniture that is either custom-designed or hand-selected by Hadid. Pushing the boundaries of imagination, the dramatic public spaces will also include a sprawling 260,000-square-foot entertainment zone and nightclub, an outdoor swimming pool, a spa, and a rooftop terrace with stunning views of Dubai’s vibrant skyline.

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The Opus will offer outstanding dining experiences to its guests with a collection of 15 restaurants, including an outpost of London’s contemporary Japanese robatayaki restaurant, Roka. Among the host of new uxury experiences and first-rate service is the ME, where a dedicated “aura manager” will enhance each guest’s visit by sharing the best the city has to offer. ME Dubai’s facilities and Aura service will also be available to the owners of the Opus’s residences.

Of course, the biggest advantage to Opus and the ME Dubai will be the legacy of its creator. One of Hadid’s first projects to be realized posthumously, the structure will serve as a testament to the achievements of one of modern architecture’s greatest minds.