Knock Out Knobs from Nest Studio

Since launching in 2012, Nest Studio has been on the forefront of the luxury hardware scene—imparting its unique twist on the usual push and pull of cabinetry for the home. This summer and fall, the brand is unveiling three new collections—Organic, Lauhala, and Geo—inspired respectively by the sculptures of Henry Moore, the Lauhala leaf native

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Raf Simons Rolls in the Cultural Deep with Quilts and a Barn at Design Miami/Basel

Raf Simons has something to say about design. The award-winning chief creative officer of Calvin Klein mined the cultural landscape (both literally and figuratively) at Design Miami/Basel this week; that’s where he presented a striking barn installation featuring a special selection of limited edition chairs by revered Italian brand Cassina. And that’s where he promised

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The Ron Arad You Aren’t Expecting to See

Ron Arad has been going rogue professionally for decades. The Tel Aviv born, London-based industrial designer and architect has made his mark turning out loopy, dynamic designs that have tested the limits of both materials and (occasionally) conventional taste. He has created works for major brands in every category, including the zany, amorphic Matrizia chair

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Basic Instinct Movie House For Sale!

The Basic Instinct movie-set house in Carmel-by-the-Sea where Michael Douglas and Sharon Stone hooked up in the 1992 thriller is for sale at $16.995 million.  This was Sharon Stone’s breakthrough film as mysterious, homicidal author Catherine Tramell leading San Francisco police detective Nick Curran (Michael Douglas) in a cat-and-mouse game of sex, violence and pretty

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A Beach House for the Holidays!

Jingle Bells on the sand?  Even though tradition tells us we should be Dreaming of a White Christmas, spending the holidays in a magnificent villa on a beautiful white sand beach on an island is the dream of many.  Who wants to be digging their car out from the latest snow storm or having to

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London’s Prime Locations for Luxury

London is renowned for its sense of sophistication and luxury. A hub of the world for fashion and extravagance, the English capital has many famous aspirational areas and snazzy boroughs that boast beautiful homes. It’s a prime destination to experience some style, despite some of the more dangerous boroughs being among the most trendy. Consequently,

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Tom Dixon’s World Expands in New York

In the 1980s, British style icon Tom Dixon broke onto the global design scene with a suite of radical creations forged from welded salvaged steel.  He has since continued to make a mark on the landscape with his futuristic lighting fixtures and sculpted furniture pieces. In 2017, he even ventured into personal care and home

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Old Naples’ Most Exquisite Neighborhood

By Mary Lou Janson Royal palms, banyan tree canopies, gentle bay breezes, warm Gulf of Mexico waters and white sand beaches define the Florida West Coast community of Olde Naples. With its small-town charm and quaint boutiques, galleries and cafés, the area has established itself among the most enviable places to live. Residents take full

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Elk River Club – Banner Elk, North Carolina

By Janan Talafer Nestled into the beautiful Blue Ridge Mountains, the Elk River Club offers sweeping vistas of pristine forests, a mountain-top equestrian facility, shimmering lakes and the meandering Elk River, prized for its trout fishing. Jack Nicklaus designed his first North Carolina Signature golf course here, and it’s often described as one of the

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Top 5 Homes of the Week

All of this week’s Top Homes reside in different states along the east coast, including New York, Virginia, Florida, Connecticut and New Jersey. Each home has its own exquisite east coast characteristics and unique design exuding the finest elements in luxury real estate. If you’re looking for a summer home or primary residence on the

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The Era of Low Mortgage Rates Is Over

Mortgage rates this week jumped to their highest level since 2011, signaling a shift from a period of ultracheap loans to a higher-rate environment that could slow home price appreciation and squeeze first-time buyers. The average rate for a 30-year fixed-rate mortgage rose to 4.61% this week from 4.55% last week, according to data released

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$4 Million New Build In Naples, Florida

Front Exterior LOCATION: 615 Wedge Drive, Naples, Florida SQUARE FOOTAGE: 4,221 BEDROOMS & BATHROOMS: 5 bedrooms & 6 bathrooms PRICE: $4,099,000 This newly built home is located at 615 Wedge Drive in Naples, Florida and is situated on 1/3 of an acre of land overlooking the Moorings Country Club. It features approximately 4,221 square feet of living space with

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Greater Michigan – House on Lake Michigan

Earl Young Designed Mushroom House on Lake Michigan Charlevoix, MI – May 11, 2018 – Overlooking the gorgeous waters of Lake Michigan stands this unique Earl Young designed Mushroom House. Originally built in 1948 but completely updated throughout this iconic park avenue residence offers luxury living with a unique architectural twist. Michigan Mushroom Houses are

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A Handmade Cabinet with a Cool Secret

The new DeKauri credenza-inspired vanity gives a chic revision on first impressions. A collaboration between high-end Spanish surfaces brand Cosentino and Italian furniture company Riva 1920, the fetching piece, with its slender legs and simple lines, conceals a complex design inside. Open the doors and you reveal the unexpected: a self-contained vanity with an integrated washbasin, a mirror, ultra-slim

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Flip or Flop Stars’ Family Home May be a Flop

By Alyssa Mammano Tarek and Christina El Moussa are the original stars of HGTV’s hit series Flip or Flop. The television show features the couple purchasing less-than-desirable California homes, undergoing a complete renovation and redesign and flipping the homes, usually for a large profit. The El Moussas have earned millions from their flipping business and

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Waterfront Options Abound in Northeast Florida

By Linde Hyder From the pristine beaches of St. Augustine to the picturesque waters of Florida’s Intracoastal Waterway to the scenic shores of the St. John’s River, nobody knows Northeast Florida’s waterfront like Stefanie Bernstein. A local resident since 2001, Stefanie has been marketing real estate since 2002 and knows St. Augustine like the back

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The White House at Lighthouse Point

By Linde Hyder Just steps from the white-sand beaches of Sarasota is an idyllic spot for settling into coastal living. Welcome to “The White House” at Lighthouse Point, an exquisite island home on 1.2 acres with nearly 300 feet of waterfront within the guard-gated community of Longboat Key Club. Here is a prime location with

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12 Top Eco-Friendly Luxury Properties

With Earth Day right around the corner, here are some properties that are going green, and what specific initiatives developers have taken to ensure each of these properties are eco-friendly, yet still boast a feeling of luxury for residents who live there. The Ritz-Carlton Residences, Miami Beach | Completed in 1925, The King Cole Hotel (dubbed

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