This architect is revitalizing Miami’s Collins Park neighborhood—and building cutting-edge oceanside luxury condos, too
Kobi Karp is an architect of many talents. He speaks just as lovingly about the slender, delicate Art Deco finial of Collins Park’s sweetly chic, millennial pink–garnished boutique hotel The Plymouth, which he recently restored to its original 1940s glory, as he does of working on French ... More
High-end buyers are searching the world for dream properties
“They want the creature comforts of home wherever they are,” says Scott Durkin, president and CEO of Douglas Elliman Real Estate.
Where they buy depends on “where they are geographically” and “what their motivation is,” says Michael Valdes, global vice president of international servicing at More
Blackberry Farm opens a sister property, Blackberry Mountain, that’s just as luxe as the original
There’s nothing quite as lavish in life as a weekend spent at famed luxury resort Blackberry Farm. Nestled on a 4,200-acre estate in the Great Smoky Mountains in Tennessee, everything—from the lavish accommodations to the Southern hospitality—is done flawlessly. So when word broke that proprietor Mary Celeste ... More
Michael Jackson's Sycamore Valley Ranch, his former home in California, is on the market for $31 million
Coinciding with the debut of Michael Jackson’s two-part HBO documentary, Leaving Neverland, the late King of Pop’s former estate has been placed on the market for $31 million. Listed by Suzanne Perkins and Kyle Forsyth of Compass, Sycamore Valley Ranch is truly one-of-a-kind historic landmark ... More
The interior designers behind three hotel renovations share their inspiration for Parisian style
When considering Parisian style, the consensus is: Anything goes. While a definitive aesthetic definition remains elusive, the following esteemed interior designers, who have just completed or are in the process of renovating historic Parisian properties, agree that Parisian style is at once unapologetic, elegant, classic, and above all, captivating. It ... More
Baby boomers are scaling down, but not at the expense of spacious rooms, gorgeous views, and luxe amenities
Downsizing is passé. Boomer buyers of luxury condominiums are not inclined to manage a large house any longer, but they’re not looking to squeeze into two-bedroom, two-bath flats either.
“They want everything they have in their big home,” plus maintenance and service, says Jay Phillip Parker, CEO of More
Architect Brandon Haw looks back on his highest-profile projects while looking forward to a new furniture line
"Wouldn’t it be great to one day be inside that building?” Brandon Haw asked himself when he was 18, on his first visit to New York. He was standing in the plaza on 52nd Street and Park Avenue, just in front of the Seagram Building: Ludwig Mies ... More
Super-high-end apartments are setting a new standard for those who prefer to rent
Posh residences are just the start. Resort-like amenities, activities, a neighborhood feel and a hassle-free lifestyle are also attracting young professionals and empty-nesters to swanky new rental properties.
Life at Miami’s new 85-story Panorama Tower trumps a sojourn at a deluxe hotel. Apartments have five-foot-deep glass-railed balconies, ... More
In a townhouse in SoHo, Arthur Becker lives the loft life surrounded by the things he loves
Former tech mogul and current artist Arthur Becker acquired three townhouses in SoHo as part of an investment and development deal, but he wasn’t committed to the idea of actually living there. “I was going to just stage one of them,” he says. “A broker friend suggested ... More
Owned by the late AOL co-founder, this estate includes an luxe home and a Frank Lloyd Wright designed guest house
From a design perspective, this West Virginia home is unlike any others. From a geographical perspective, there’s no greater point of relaxation and serenity than this location, surrounded by lush greenery. From a real estate standpoint, this property is the most expensive home to ever hit the Washington D.C. area’s ... More