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23 Oct ’14

$80 Million Penthouse Overlooking Manhattan | Luxury Residences


Images of the $80 million penthouse located at 432 Park Avenue in a a 96-story condominium building in midtown Manhattan have been revealed. The value of the penthouse is definitely mainly because of the breathtaking   panoramic views of New York, visible from every corner.

The interior was designed by  Deborah Berke, and includes out of the ordinary amenities such as  temperature-controlled wine cellars, an outdoor terrace, and a massage room.


3 Oct ’11

Boxing Life Penthouse in Italy | Residential Design


Ufficio di Architettura has designed the interior of a 300 sq.m penthouse apartment in Turin, Italy in 2009  inspired by the oriental sensibility of the "box as a container full of instruments for the unfolding of human life". This house is the perfect concept of how architecture can organize the different zones and yet remain functional, transparent, and coherent. The use of neutral tones adds to the elegance of the volumes.








16 Sep ’11

The Hollywood Hills Dream Home | Architecture


In a very exclusive area known to house properties for the rich and famous, lies this breathtaking residence. This 4,000 square foot property is located in the famous Hollywood hills and is worth almost $10,000,000. I actually think it is totally worth it. Not only does it overlook amazing views, the finishes, the furniture, and the landscaping is of the highest quality.

This residence has 4 bedrooms, five bathrooms, home theater, and a beautiful garden with an infinity pool overlooking a beautiful cityscape. Brands used were B&B Italia, Poliform (kitchen and cabinets), Gaggenau, Sub Zero, Crestron, Dornbracht faucets and Caesar stone countertops in the kitchen, Boffi accessories and fixtures, Antonio Lupi and Paola Lenti outdoor furnishings. Finishes include American Walnut floors, terrazzo, and Macassar Ebony.In addition to that, there are i-pod docks in all rooms, integrated CCTV, exterior speakers and the home theatre professional 3DLP HD projector. A beautiful art installation – “Sprout” by Nancy Braver – dominates the back yard landscape.

All extra information is listed on the property’s website. Check 9010 Hopen for more info.







15 Sep ’11

Minimalist Luxury in Cape Town | Residential Design


Designing this house had to be a very tough task. As simple and minimal as everything looks, the idea of incorporating the exterior into the interior this smoothly requires a good eye and talent. The owner wanted the entire 335 sq.m to overlook the sea, after all who wouldn’t want to take full advantage of this breathtaking view . This house is occupied by a single person who regularly has guests over, thus you can feel there are areas more public than others, yet all open and embracing the beautiful nature surrounding it. This house is located in Camp Bay, Cape Town, Africa and designed by Luis Mira Architects.

The architect used neutral materials that allowed a contrast to the very rich landscape surrounding it, thus allowing the exterior to be easily invited into the interior. Such simplicity is a perfect example of how minimal design could be so luxurious when addressed properly. Enjoy the photos below.















12 Jun ’11

Minimal Sustainable Design in Australia | Residential Design


This project is an example of how a minimal and modern space design can be achieved to respect sustainability and eco standards. Crone Partners are the architects who designed this house located in Victoria, Melbourne, Australia.

Embracing the challenge of a relatively tight inner suburban location, and restrictive building envelope, the designers worked closely with the client to rationalize their “wish list” into a concise and deliverable brief. Little was lost in this process and even less in the translation to a finished home for the builder / client and their young family.

The house’s finely detailed bold rectilinear form is set back from the street amidst a carpet of natural ground cover. Entrance down the side of the house is made via a subtle path formed from old railway sleepers embedded into the ground. Whilst sitting comfortably in its street context proportionally, and with setbacks respectful of its neighboring properties, the view from the street confirms immediately that this house is quite different to those around it. The project is realized through a series of simple intersecting and overlapping rectangular forms. Each “box” represents a distinct portion of the overall program. A sleeping / study zone, a living zone, a garage / workshop, and cantilevered above all of this, a parents retreat, complete with its own living area and secluded outdoor terrace.



21 Feb ’11

Donna Karan’s Manhattan Apartment| Residential Design

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“New York City inspires and fuels everything I do. Donna Karan New York and DKNY embrace the energy of the city. One is luxe sophistication, the other is fast, hip and spirited. Both are modern and reflect how we live day into night. To me, they’re like caviar and pizza, a limousine and a taxi, the skyline and the street.” Donna Karan

You can only imagine what type of life a fashion designer as popular and hard working as Donna Karan could be leading. After a long hectic day and living in the “city that never sleeps”, the best haven to return to is one of minimal design yet with an elegant touch fit for an elegant designer.



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