Situated on landscaped and wooded grounds with commanding views across the Angus Glens, Stracathro is an exceptional pocket estate, comprising a Palladian mansion house built in 1827, a coach house, six cottages, an arboretum, two ponds, and 250 metres of frontage on the River Cruick. This sportsman’s retreat is home to an abundance of wildlife and is appointed with premier equestrian and hunting facilities including stables, kennels, and a game larder.
From classically inspired masterpieces to show-stopping contemporary designs, these striking staircases take luxury to new heights
The staircase has served as both a principal architectural element and an expressive art form throughout the ages. The earliest extant examples of ceremonial stairs are found at the ziggurats of ancient Mesopotamia, followed by the Egyptian and Mesoamerican pyramids. The ancient Romans introduced spiral, or helical stairways, which were later used as tactical military devices to defend the Gothic castles of medieval Europe. Staircases evolved into their grand monumental forms during the Renaissance, culminating with Donato Bramante’s double helix stairs at the Vatican and Michelangelo’s triple staircase at the Laurentian Library in Florence. The royal palace of El Escorial near Madrid (completed in 1584) houses the earliest example of an imperial, or double staircase, which became the predominant style within the royal palaces and great houses of Europe and the Gilded Age mansions of the United States during the 18th and 19th centuries.
Elegance & sophistication are defined by this custom built secluded mountain retreat. This property is for the Buyer who has everything with the exception of this little piece of paradise located in the world renowned Whistler Resort. This gated and secure estate home is situated on 4.3 exclusive private acres hidden and nestled amongst old growth trees in the prestigious Stonebridge subdivision comprised of 30 lots on 400 acres. Once inside this custom built modern home one is taken back by its warmth, comfort and ease of living that is present in every room one enters. All rooms are finished to exceptional standards using only the highest quality finishings from the gourmet chefs kitchen with top of the line duplicate appliances to the elegant living room with vaulted ceilings, cozy wood burning fireplace and unsurpassed Whistler/Blackcomb mountain views. . The floor plan encompasses 5 bedrooms (all en suite), loft, 7 bathrooms, media room, family room with gas fireplace, games room with gas fireplace, elegant wine room and a gym. The luxurious master bedroom is a sanctuary on its own offering walk in closet with dressing area, steam shower, outdoor shower and deep soaker tub with exceptional mountain views. The exterior features wood and stone accents and the property is beautifully landscaped with lawns, perennials with over 2,500 sq ft of outdoor covered patios and decks, outdoor fireplace, hot tub, numerous gathering areas and a separate guest/caretaker home with garage. There is no comparison - this is a truly exquisite and unique property for the most discerning Buyer. Please contact us for a detailed information package or to arrange a private viewing.
US, Los Angeles, Beverly Hills: The formal dining room, breakfast room and family room with outdoor terrace can accommodate up to 400 people for a sit down dinner. The garden level contains an art-deco night club wine cellar and one of two projection rooms in the residence. This property is on the market with Christie's International Real Estate.
Surveying almost 360 degrees, this one-of-a-kind residence crowns one of the Austin's highest hills in the gated community of The Summit. Designed from a castle in northern Spain, this privately gated estate brings a bit of Spain to the Texas hills. Finishes and materials honor traditional artistry and craftsmanship; An oversize gourmet kitchen, wet bar, home theater, exercise/sauna, wine cellar, infinity pool/spa, cabana, two complete guest apts. and a 6-car garage are just some of many grand features. A Christie's International Real Estate Signature Program property.
Blessed with some of the driest and sunniest weather in Canada, British Columbia’s capital city Victoria offers a captivating mix of heritage charm, urban buzz and outdoorsy pursuits.
With a population numbering around 350,000 in Greater Victoria, this small but perfectly formed city is located on the shores of Vancouver Island, just off Canada’s west coast. If the word “island” makes it sound small to you, think again – Vancouver Island is roughly the size of Holland, enough room for several towns and small cities. Starting life as Fort Victoria and named after the British monarch of the day, Victoria became a city back in 1862 and, known for period architecture, imposing government buildings and a penchant for traditions like afternoon tea, its colonial roots remain very much on show.
from Christie’s auction house, which witnessed continued interest from
collectors worldwide in recent years, corroborate this trend toward
non-consumable asset acquisitions. Paul Provost, Deputy Chairman,
Christie’s, stated: “Although the art and real estate markets are
different, high-value art and property purchases are both about
passion and investment. Fine art is increasingly considered an
investment asset because values have risen so dramatically in recent
years. The two markets are converging to a degree, as people
increasingly seek to diversify and acquire assets of lasting intrinsic
Magnificent Island Estates open
water view home. Custom built to the highest standards in 1999, this
6,420 sq ft, five bedroom, three full and two half bath Mediterranean
masterpiece will fulfill all of your waterfront dreams. As you enter,
you are immersed in the grandeur of the architecture and finishes of the
foyer which showcases marble floors, double staircase, soaring ceiling
and a crystal chandelier. Your eyes are then drawn to the two story
windows of the great room beyond framing the incredible view of the calm
ICW waters. The great room's view is complimented by stately columns, a
gas fireplace and two story volume ceilings. The open-concept chef's
kitchen and breakfast room have views of the open water and large
covered lanai with outdoor kitchen. Just off the kitchen is the formal
dining room and a cozy living room. The expansive master bedroom
features a gas fireplace and a wall of windows with open water views.
The master bath is a luxurious expression of marble and glass with dual
sinks, jetted spa tub and separate shower. An office and high-tech media
room round off the first floor. The game room opens to the great room
and a balcony overlooking the ICW. The fitness room has water views and a
sauna. Four generous guest bedrooms are perfect for family or visitors.
The waterfront features a dock with 15,000 lb boatlift and covered boat
slip for 50+ ft boat. This incredible estate also features a three-car
garage and whole house sound system.
undertaken by Gehry Partners is designed personally and directly by
All of the resources of the firm and the extensive experience
of the firm’s partners are available
to assist in the design effort and to carry this effort
forward through technical development and construction administration.
The firm relies on the use of Digital Project, a sophisticated
3D computer modeling program originally created for
use by the aerospace industry, to thoroughly document designs
and to rationalize the bidding, fabrication,
and construction processes.
The partners in
Gehry Partners, LLP are: Frank Gehry, Brian Aamoth, John Bowers, Anand
Devarajan, Jennifer Ehrman, Berta Gehry, Meaghan Lloyd, David Nam,
Tensho Takemori, Laurence Tighe & Craig Webb.
eye for color and clever juxtaposition, honed over a lifetime immersed
in interior design, informs the creative decoration of this Victorian
London home. The lofty living room
is one end of the open-plan space that forms the middle floor. To make
the most of the natural light, the owner has used low-level furnishings,
carefully placed so the space feels open and airy. Pink
linen-upholstered Gio Ponti chairs and purple suede stools add soft hits
by designer David Hicks's striking combinations of colors, patterns
and eras, the blue velvet chairs are used to focus on the
1960s Danish dining table, while emphasizing the distinctive artworks...
Toronto ranked as the world’s 'hottest' luxury market
Expanded annual report offers insight into more than 80 of the world’s most luxurious real estate markets
Now in its third year, Luxury Defined presents an in-depth analysis of trends shaping the luxury real estate market globally. This year's report comprises not only standard luxury property market measurements – such as top sale prices, volume of luxury home sales, average sale prices, etc. -- but also benchmarks them to similar markets rather than to all markets, offering a comprehensive look at global activity and correlated values.
2014 welcomed a return to normality in most major cities with growth showing signs of stabilizing in locations such as Paris, New York and Sydney. Toronto ranked as the world’s 'hottest' luxury market, and was the only location to see a faster year-on-year pace with a 37 percent increase in luxury home sales.
Second home markets led the growth of high-value sales in 2014, with 'Jet set destinations' recording on average a 28 percent year on year increase.
International second home buyers are driving market growth, particularly in Marrakech and Turks & Caicos where 100 percent of top end purchasers are from overseas. Dubai ranks as the most popular city for second home purchases amongst global HNWIs, who accounted for 75 percent of sales
A shower-bath can be a brilliant solution,
allowing you to enjoy a full-size shower and a full-size bath in a
single piece of sanitaryware. ...So
where bath length may be an issue, such as in this space under the
eaves, look for designs that are shorter and wider then a conventional
bath, but still have the same capacity.
Take inspiration from the outdoors by
decorating your living room with a pretty mix of botanical-themed
fabrics and artwork. Here, simple silver gilt frames have been hung in a
symmetrical arrangement to give the space a calm, orderly feel. The
antique, sepia tone of the prints is punctuated by the deep green shade
on the walls. Don't be afraid to use colour - here the grassy green
paint and vibrant striped sofa prove how sophisticated bold hues can be,
even in a traditional setting. Blocks of cream in the lampshade and
cushions add pale relief to the dark scheme.
Your private sanctuary surrounded by over 10,000 sq. ft. of elegant living space!
Stunning Equestrian Mansion with more than 10,000 Sq.ft of elegant living space. This magazine worthy property offers 6 Bedrooms, Horse Stables, Koi Pond, Pool House, Guest House, Library and separate staff quarters.
Your private sanctuary surrounded by over 10,000 sq. ft. of elegant living space!, Miami, Florida 33170 United States is a 373,309.00 Acres sq ft Single Family Home with 6 bedrooms, 8 Full Baths and was built in 1991.
IRISS device captures in real-time crucial data relating to the eyes:
pupil sizes, cornea diameter, palpebral aperture and so on. This data is
aggregated on a Cloud-based platform where normative values are
established. This in turn shows the clinician, in real time, a range of
values for every eye-feature and assists them in making clinical
decisions with regard to potential underlying conditions such as
anisocoria, ptosis, buphthalmos and others.
The American Association of Paediatrics, the American Association of
Paediatric Ophthalmology and Strabismus as well as the UK National
Screening Committee and similar bodies around the world recommend that
children undergo vision screening at least by the age of 4-5. The
problem lies in the fact that while it is very desirable to detect these
conditions even in babies and infants, this pre-verbal (often
uncooperative) population, is very difficult to screen and diagnose
accurately and reliably. This is the reason why many cases of amblyopia
and strabismus are detected at the age of 6 or more, when it is almost
too late for effective treatment. Hence there is a need for reliable and
practical automatic screening and diagnostic technologies for these
This majestic residence truly impresses with approximately 7,000 sq.ft. of beautifully designed luxury living space. Meticulous attention to detail, classic Georgian Architecture and masterful craftsmanship all combine to create a sophisticated, yet functional space for family living. The Transitional interior features grand entertaining rooms that unfold from a magnificent entry hall into the warm romance of this spectacular home, creating a stunning effect complimented by soaring ceilings, multiple walk-outs and dramatic windows with sweeping views.
Enjoy private dining on the covered terrace with heated Indiana limestone and natural stone floors overlooking the professionally landscaped and lush tranquil gardens. Car buffs will love the at grade, 3 car, built-in heated garage. This custom built home was designed by one of Lawrence Park’s Premium Builders for his own family in collaboration with “Lorne Rose”, Architect, and showcases the special and detailed emphasis on design, layout, sight lines and flow with no compromise spared on materials and workmanship!
Opportunity awaits: 2,500 sq.ft. bungalow with full finished lower on prime corner in Bennington Heights. Light abounds on all 4 sides. Excellent 60 x 120 ft. lot. Great as is, top up or rebuild. Original house was built in 1947 and addition in 1984. Skylights, 2 fireplaces, 3 bedrooms, 4 baths. Heated floors in master ensuite and 2nd bedroom ensuite. This is a great property and location for families or work-at-home.
Two new initiatives were launched to make it even more attractive for clients to
engage with Isis. An easy-to-use Materials Evaluation Agreement was launched
by Isis, Imperial Innovations and UCL Business, to help companies evaluate new materials from the research laboratories of these three universities. Isis
also launched its SME Smart IP Scheme (SSIPS) which offers greater flexibility
and reduced business risk for SMEs accessing Intellectual Property (IP) from
Oxford University. SSIPS ensures that, whatever the ultimate route to market,
the SME that invested in the development will earn a share of future revenues.
Furthermore, Isis works with SSIPS partners to access support initiatives such as
TSB Smart Awards and R&D tax credits.
Sir Peter Lampl is Chair of the Education Endowment Foundation and the Sutton Trust.
The Sutton Trust-EEF Teaching and Learning Toolkit is an accessible
summary of educational research which provides guidance for teachers and
schools on how to use their resources to improve the attainment of
The Toolkit currently covers 33 topics, each
summarised in terms of their average impact on attainment, the strength
of the evidence supporting them and their cost.
The Toolkit is a live resource which will be updated on a regular basis as findings from EEF-funded projects
and other high-quality research become available. In addition, we would
welcome suggestions for topics to be included in future editions. If
you have a topic suggestion, or any other comments or questions about
the Toolkit, please contact Robbie Coleman at email@example.com.
Executive home in the village of Campbellville. This spectacular one acre property offers over 4,000 sqft of luxury living with high quality finishes and beautifully manicured gardens. The main floor features a stunning entrance which is sure to impress. The additional space in the finished basement has a Theatre Room and bar which will make entertaining a delight. Enjoy the beauty and serenity of a country setting with a tree lined private back yard while being a short commute to the city.
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