Underground Home? 'Green Eye-Technology', thinks of everything to keep your family safe and comfortable


 

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We all hope that we never need to protect our families from an emergency scenario, but just in case we need to someday, ‘Green Eye Technology’, has designed a variety of underground shelters to do just that.  The underground shelter systems range from small bunker like systems for an individual family, which can be attached to a family home, to large scale community developments, that can accommodate up to 2,500 people and everything they would need to stay in the shelter for up to 5 years! 

Now when we think of an underground shelter, our minds think of photographs of grey concrete war bunkers, looking dark and damp and filled with bunk beds and tinned foods… This is not anywhere you could imagine yourself for up to 5 years in the case of an emergency!  But ‘Green Eye technology’ has worked hard to overcome this misconception, they custom design each shelter system, or ‘condominium’,  to your individual needs and specific comforts, allowing for full kitchens, bathrooms, separate sleeping quarters,  entertaining areas and much more.  You can customize your shelter system to have a staircase entrance, where you can comfortably walk into the shelter, without holding onto a ladder as you enter a narrow tunnel, the shelter feels more like a home away from home.  The larger community shelter systems, the Trogonia and Ethos models, can accommodate a city hall, fitness center, maintenance department, hardware store, and even shops and restaurants.  They are designed with space in mind and have multiple levels to suit your needs, including an entertainment and community level,  a food and storage level and a level of condo’s, so that you and your family are a part of a community.  Being able to socialize and interact with friends and neighbors and maintain some normality can prove to be so important at a time of crisis.  'Green Eye Technology', has even designed an artificial sky to allow guests to feel at ease inside th shelter system.

   

The shelters are equipped to rely on, featuring a communications area, battery bank, decontamination stations, air conditioning, washer and dryers, trash compactors, and spare parts; you can depend on your shelter, and feel safe in the knowledge that everything has already been thought of and prepared for in advance of your stay.  Whether the emergency situation is a hurricane or tornado, fire or act of terrorism, your family and community will be safe and secure and have everything you need until your designated communication room lets you know that you are safe to return home.

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Beautiful Luxury Estates, Homes in Bora Bora, French Polynesia

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Bora Bora - The Romantic Island

Under one hour flight from the island of Tahiti or Moorea, the island of Bora Bora, with a lagoon resembling an artists palette of blues and greens, is love at first sight.

Four Seasons Private Residences Bora Bora Amid the labyrinth of coconut trees, ferns and vibrant flowers, within an exclusive enclave of Four Seasons Resort Bora Bora, is where you'll find a collection of 15 exquisite homes. Four Seasons Private Residences is where a universe of infinite refine ment meets the pleasure and comfort of your own home. This is a place where traditions are born and memories are made. Fully managed and serviced by Four Seasons, the Private Residences on Bora Bora represent on of the most exclusive and desirable resort-home opportunities in te world. Providing either lagoon or Pacific Ocean frontage, these rare and precious homsites range from .5 to 1.25 acres. You may choose from a portfolio of exquisitely appointed architectural designs ranging from 4,550 square feet to 11,5000 square feet or create your own personal vision of paradise.

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 Four Seasons Private Residences Bora Bora is located within a discreet section of the resort. As such, residents have preferential a la carte access to a wealth of services that resort guests enjoy. From the fitness center and spa to the wedding chapel, conference center, and 24-hour concierge services, everything is designed for the ultimate leisure living experience. With a variety of lounges and restaurants strategically located to capture the daytime sun, exceptional island views and night-time stars, the dining experience is one to behold. The lounges offer a front-row seat to the picturesque Bora Boran twilight skies or a convenient place for beach and pool beverages. Each of the resort's restaurants has a distinct theme and gourmet menus, providing guests with a wide range of flavours and concoctions to please the most discerning palate. There's nothing quite like being outside and taking in the gorgeous natural surroundings. The resort offers numerous activities for the whole family to enjoy. Some will leave you marvelling at the diversity of the underwater world, while others will take you along pristine white-sand beaches or through one of the many meandering paths surrounded with lush beauty. Either way, there's always something spectacular waiting around the corner. Home Sites from 1.91M € Private Residences from 4.20M €.

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Beautiful Exotic Retreat! Luxury Estate on the Turks/Caicos Islands

Beautiful Exotic Retreat!  Luxury Estate on the Turks/Caicos Islands

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This beautiful estate home is located in the finest location in the Turk and Caicos Islands, and is the most exclusive 3.3 acre parcel on this unique peninsula. Upon arriving, you will find fully automated and electrically operated entrance gates, commanding driveway, cover car portico, two car garage and arrival entrance. Observe the marina and the estates 200 foot boat dock.

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Enjoy views of the ocean, the two beaches, the tropical gardens and various trails and seating areas. The main house includes an impressive hexagonal great room with the ocean on two sides and marina on one side, dining room, spacious kitchen, undercover terrace, huge master suite, two further ensuite bedrooms, gym/studio, media room and home theater. This estate offers 10 bedrooms which are spread between the main house, guest house, guest wing and staff quarters. External amenities include swimming pool, hot tub, tennis court, nature trails and much more. In a climate all about outdoor living, this estate has it all!

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$13,950,000 with Simon Padgett - RE/MAX Elite

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Massachusetts Most Expensive Luxury Homes, Property, Estates, and Mansions

Barnstable, Massachusetts

Stellar 250-degree oceanfront views & award-winning Shingle Style design distinguish this modern Cape Cod Classic. Over 12 unspoiled acres of seaside splendor surround this 12,000 square foot estate, set in West Hyannisport. Designed by noted Boston Architect Richard Bertman, this magnificent residence incorporates dynamic forms such as a 40 foot tower, reminiscent of a New England lighthouse a peaked turret & projecting bays wrapped in glass to capture the dazzling views of Nantucket Sound, Marthas Vineyard, Nantucket & Squaws Island from virtually every room. Inspiring architectural elements & understatedly elegant interiors are introduced by a breathtaking three story lantern domed rotunda. Absolutely no detail was spared in the creation of this masterpiece, whose luxurious appointments include a dramatic indoor pool, exercise room with Finlandia sauna, 700 bottle wine cellar, five bedrooms, six full & one half bath plus a six-bay carriage house with three bedroom guest house.

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$21,500,000 with Jonathan Matel, William Raveis Real Estate, Mortgage & Insurance on duPont REGISTRY Homes.

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Great Island Yarmouth, Mid Cape Cod, Massachusetts

Revel in the warmth of the sun on your own white sand beach. Set sail from your private deep water dock across the ocean waters. Enjoy a place endowed with remarkable natural beauty. Known as "Pebble Hedge", this outstanding waterfront compound consists of three separate properties totaling 9.52 and 650' of private beach on Nantucket Sound. With a total of 16 bedrooms and 10 bathrooms and over 10,150 square feet of living space, this special property, which has been in the current family for generations, offers a unique opportunity to create an extraordinary family compound for generations to come.

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$16,900,000 with Robert Kinlin and Paul Grover, Robert Paul Properties, on duPont REGISTRY Homes.

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Hyannis Port, Mid Cape Cod, Massachusetts

Landmark Oceanfront Estate $13,500,000 First time offering of this magnificent landmark property located in the historic Kennedy Compound in Hyannis Port. Perched on a bluff overlooking Nantucket Sound, this distinctive 7 bedroom residence has had only one owner and has been meticulously maintained. Located on a private road with a security guard in the summer months, the estate offers privacy, outstanding water views and its own private sandy beach. A wide and welcoming foyer sets the tone with direct water views and opens to a notable dining room on one side and the formal living room and light filled sunroom to the east. Beautiful wide wood floors, multiple fireplaces and classic built-ins highlight the main level. With 1.11 acres, the property is accessed by a circular driveway and features rolling green lawns, mature plantings, 3 waterfront brick paved terraces and a 3 car garage with attached guest house.

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$13,500,000 with Robert Kinlin and Paul Grover, Robert Paul Properties on dupont REGISTRY Homes.

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Osterville, Mid Cape Cod, Massachusetts

Sheltered within the estate's 2.78 acres, the sensory appeal of this property begins upon first sight. This magnificent residence with over 7,000 sq. ft. and 6 bedrooms, invites comparison to an elegant Mediterranean country house, from its stucco exterior and multiple balconies to the exquisite central courtyard with colorful gardens and rambling lawns to the water's edge. With approximately 285 feet of water frontage on the westerly side and 200 feet with a northern exposure, this property offers magnificent sunsets, a rambling sandy beach and is highlighted with two substantial and private deep water docks. This extraordinary waterfront estate, complete with an elevator in the main house and a separate guest house, offers the opportunity to embrace and experience bountiful memories for years to come.

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$16,500,000 with Robert Kinlin and Paul Grover, Robert Paul Properties on duPont REGISTRY Homes.

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World's Largest Penthouse, Puntarenas, Costa Rica

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New oceanfront building features country's first all-glass design PUNTARENAS, Costa Rica. The real estate development firm Caspi International Inc. has begun pre-sales for a new 14-story oceanfront condominium tower in Costa Rica that sets a new standard for high-end real estate in Latin America. The $120 million Genesis Puntarenas, as it will be known, is Costa Rica`s first all-glass multifamily residential building. It will also be home to the world`s largest penthouse, a sprawling 68,459-square-foot, 3 level, 10-bedroom masterpiece with three stories of living space, a private helipad, swimming pool and tennis court. The penthouse and the building`s 47 other living units are defined by their floor-to-ceiling retractable glass walls and expansive private all-glass terraces, which will allow homeowners to incorporate the country`s lush landscape into their living space. Genesis Puntarenas offers investors the chance to capitalize on one of the hottest real estate markets in the world today - and the surge in `ecotourism`- by taking ownership in a truly groundbreaking residential building that is like no other in all of Costa Rica. The development of this luxurious and distinctively modern building is timed to coincide with a surge of development activity in Costa Rica. According to the U.S. Department of State, roughly 50,000 American citizens, including many retirees, now call Costa Rica home, and more than 700,000 American citizens visit Costa Rica annually. Genesis Puntarenas is expected to be completed by mid 2010 and will be located in the Pacific Coast city of Puntarenas, about a half-hour drive from the capital city of San Jose via the region`s new six-lane toll road. Units are priced from $473,000 to $3.3 million and will showcase top-of-the line treatments including marble floors, quartz countertops and brand-name stainless steel appliances. Among other premium amenities, the property will offer residents a bi-level fitness center, an infinity pool with a swim-up bar, as well as an on-site restaurant, lounge, wine cellar, cigar parlor and business center.

$50,000,000. Penthouse.

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The Most Expensive Luxury Homes, Properties, Mansions and Estates in British Columbia, Canada

British Columbia is Canada's westernmost province and is set between the Pacific Ocean in the west and the magnificent Rocky Mountains in the east. 

Blessed with breathtaking landscapes, BC is home to a geographical diversity that lends itself to a vast array of activities and adventures. There are mountains to climb, rivers to run, beaches to comb, forests to hike, parks to stroll and warm summer lakes to laze about on.

The province generally enjoys a temperate climate but where there are mountains, there is snow. Renowned for the steep and the deep of its world-class ski terrain, BC bustled with energy during the Vancouver 2010 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games.  Read more about British Columbia here.

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Whistler, British Columbia

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Built by Kyber Developments Ltd, Whistlers premier builder of luxury homes, this property is an investment and home for all the right reasons. Superior design, with unquestionable quality, materials and craftsmanship are all solid components that any owner of this calibre home would look for and be guaranteed. The Majestic positioning of this estate is situated on a rare and unique site, that offers panoramic views of the Whistler mountain ranges, rivers, lakes and trees and yet only minutes away from all amenities. This 360 degree vista will not be matched anywhere in the world. Decks and balconies are linked with driveways to state of the art heating and electrical systems that can be controlled from anywhere globally.

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$10,500,000

With Maggi Thornhill, Thornhill Real Estate Group on duPont Registry Homes.

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West Vancouver, British Columbia

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Located near the end of a private road you will find 'Ocean Spendor', 249' of WATERFRONT and 75' of road front in a very unique and secluded setting, This home is located just 5 minutes from Caulfeild Shopping Centre via the old highway west of Horseshoe Bay. Well built and pinned to the rock, this home offers complete privacy and incredible ocean vistas. With almost 4000 sq. ft. of living space, three bedrooms up and a fourth down and lots of outdoor space, this is a wonderful package. Tremendous lifestyle....shrimping, swimming, boating.

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$21,998,000

With Brock Smeaton on duPont Registry Homes.

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Lumby, British Columbia

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Rare large holding in the North Okanagan.284 flat, mostly usable acres close to amenities.This property is sub-irrig. and is currently producing grass, alfalfa and hay. The main home is a 1997 well maintained 3 bed/2.5 bath dwelling. Second home is a self contained 1 bed/ 1 bath cottage.  Much potential, endless possibilities...

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$19,980,000

With Pat Duggan on duPont Registry Homes.

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North Saanich, British Columbia

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Located on a prime mostly SW exposure N. Saanich 6 acres Waterfront lot with 300 feet of beach. This impressive residence has approx. 10,000 sq.ft of living space with guest and caretaker accomodation, plus a 6 car garage.

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$12,900,000

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Historic Philadelphia Architectural Gems

In Philadelphia, you'll find entire streets on the National Register of Historic Places. Most attractions within the city, from restaurants and shops to concert halls, museums, markets and offices, are housed in a historic building. Some are owned by and protected with your tax dollars, through the U.S. National Park Service; others are maintained by smaller non-profit organizations and historical societies.

Some of the architectural highlights are spectacular, such as the Benjamin Franklin Bridge across the Delaware River, 13/4 miles long and a good choice for a morning walk along its foot path, since it's easily accessible at the eastern edge of Independence Mall. City Hall, Christ Church, the Masonic Temple, and Reading Terminal Market are other architectural standouts.  But in Philadelphia, even the homes are architecturally important. Those built before the 1750s, such as the smaller two-rooms-per-floor abodes on Delancey Street, are the earliest, with brickwork in the old Flemish Bond style alternating long and short sides of bricks as they go along. 

Those in Old City that were built after the Revolution adopted such features as Georgian cornices, arched brick doorways and grand symmetry to the point where some have false windows or doorways, just to make the facades more symmetrical! Then as you move away from the Delaware into Washington Square, you see the post-1790 Federal designs taking over, all maintained under strict preservation guidelines.   

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Barclay Condominium No. 5

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The Barclay Condominium. This magnificent renovated residence on Rittenhouse Square has splendid views of the Square. When Only the Best Will Do Unparallel, Sophistication and craftsmanship coupled with stunning square views make this residence a true gem.

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Historic Rittenhouse Square Mansion

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Architecturally designed in the New York Gallery Style. Over 3000 contemporary light filled sqft.  All new construction with exceptional finishes and fixtures. Entrance Foyer leads into a 40 Foot Long spectacular Gallery Living Room overlooking Rittenhouse Square.

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241-43 Chestnut Street

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Amazing 2 BR/2 BA condo with radiant heated floors, keyless entry, park views, customcabinets, baseboards and trim.  3Form recycled leaf panels slide open and closed to make beds and baths part of open floor plan.  3-sided fireplace with natural river-rock base.  100 yr-old naturally cured mantle.

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Turn of the Century Italianate Mansion

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Design and craftsmanship that has not existed since the days of Rockefeller and JP Morgan. This Great Gadsby turn of the century Italianate mansion is restored to its original grandeur. This 9000 sqft Townhome and 4500 sqft garden has every imaginable amenity in its 4 stories, 6 BR's, 5 full baths, 2 powder rms and finished basement.

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Historic Rittenhouse Square Mansion, 1805 Delancey Street

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Gorgeous townhouse, parking 2 cars, 5 bedroom, 4 bathroom, 2 powder rooms, elevator, sun filled living room, formal dining room, stunning new kitchen and pantry renovated in 2008, this historic Delancey Street property is a real find.

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1860's Victorian Mansion

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Exceptional Frank Furness architecturally significant home, 1860's Victorian double wide brick mansion on the most prestigious block off Rittenhouse Square. Exquisite historic details through all 3 floors.

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Gracious 1870's Brownstone

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Unmatched elegance in the heart of Rittenhouse Square. Gracious 1870's brownstone with majestic proportions. High ceilings (approximately 14'). Exceptional, light-filled spaces.

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Texas Most Expensive Luxury Homes, Properties and Estates

Austin, Texas

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Beautiful Lakefront Property close to downtown. Boatdock with party deck. Negative edge pool. Spa.

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$14,750,000 With Randolph George Mueller, at duPont Registry Homes.

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San Antonio, Texas

One of the Great Texas Ranches

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With vast open spaces and lavish appointments, this 238-acre showplace ranch is one of the great architectural masterpieces—an imposing four-story, 34-room Antebellum-style mansion. Double electronic entry gates and an arched stone entry open to an illuminated one-mile, tree-lined drive leading to the main compound that is complimented by three fabulous fountains. Designed for outdoor entertaining, the grounds will accommodate seating for 2,500 with a lavish shell stone pool area containing professional cooking facilities. This world-famous ranch is only 45 minutes from an international airport, making this ranch perfect for a corporate retreat or family compound. Lush, emerald green rolling pastures, with a 10-acre trophy bass and catfish lake, manager’s home, and a show barn/auction facility with theatre seating for 325. The main home, in a private, gated, walled compound, is a four-level columned mansion with four sides of columned verandas. The main level foyer features marble flooring and a grand double staircase, a dining room with fireplace, music room, library and an office with marble fireplaces, living room with fireplace, gourmet kitchen with commercial features, including dumb waiter and full bath. The floating staircase is the highlight of a 60-foot three-story atrium, and leads to an entry parlor with inlaid wood flooring, a huge master suite with fireplace and Cherry wood inlaid floors, and all marble his and her baths. There are two guest suites, both with fireplaces, studies, and sitting rooms. The third floor features four guest suites, each with full baths and sitting rooms. Other amenities include elevator to a four floors, intricate moldings, central vacuum, imported gold and crystal chandeliers and approximately 20,000 square feet under roof and 16,000 square feet of living area. This ranch offers a rare opportunity to purchase one of the landmark ranches in Texas.

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$7,900,000 With Marilyn Hoffman, at duPont Registry Homes.

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Flower Mound, Texas

20,000 sqft Grand Estate

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The word Estate has become trivialized in todays vernacular of custom homes. Fifteen minutes from DFW by car and 5 minutes from the roof of The W by helicopter, this hidden jewel conjures images of Biltmore residing in Texas. Each room of this 20,000 sqft grand estate holds spectacular details. The French country kitchen is outfitted with an Aga stove and a cooper hood, a walk-in refrigerator and freezer hidden by a custom-made Gothic panel door, cabinets made from antique artifacts, and a backsplash inlaid with antique wooden chocolate molds. The formal living room suggest a tranquil chapel, with its stained-glass windows, and immense hand carved stone fireplace. Whether its the Sultans Tent themed media room, walnut-inlaid marble floors, a herringbone bricked arched ceilings, a masculine billiard room bedecked with shoe-shine chairs, or the stunning tree of life tile work that punctuates the secondary pool, such unique details of this home belie the belief that large spaces are alway impersonal ones.

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$18,500,000 With Vanessa Van Trease, Chateau Realty, LLC at duPont Registry Homes.

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Barksdale, Texas

6,378 Acres Edwards County

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The 6,378 acre ranch can only be described as One of a Kind. From the stories of pioneers settling in the Cedar Creek Valley in the 19th century, to the amazing native Indian sites, geological features, subterranean caves and sink holes, this ranch is unique. It is a fossil and arrowhead hunters dream. Pinion Pines are scattered in the higher elevations along with huge virgin cedar stands which add to the scenic views from the abundant mountain tops. This ranch is breathtaking!

$19,772,066 With Joe Ruple, at duPont Registry Homes.

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Kinnitty Castle, Galway, Ireland

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Kinnitty Castle is a neo Gothic Castle property which dates back to the 10th century. Tastefully restored, the property is situated in a very central and accessible location in the middle of Ireland. Equidistant from Shannon and Dublin Airports and only one hour from Galway. The property is set on approx 61 acres (24.68 hectare of landscaped gardens, paddocks and forest, with a wooded ravine and river.) 

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Forming the eastern boundary of the property are stone stables, 8 loose boxes in total. This is further complimented by five additional loose boxes in the direction of the forest. The property comprises of three reception rooms, Drawing Room, Dining Room and Library. 

 

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A huge vaulted bar is located in the basement area, formally the dungeons and kitchens. A total of 19 well appointed bed rooms are located in the main Castle with the outbuildings converted adding a further 18 rooms. The remains of an ancient Augustinian Monastery, where the odd ghost is seen, dating from 1209 stands also on the site and is integrated very well with the more modern fortress designed by the Pain brothers. An ancient High Cross believed to date from between the 5th and 7th centuries stands in close proximity to the Castle.

 

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$16,300,000 with Bob Hurwitz, Hurwitz James Company on duPont Registry Homes.

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Colorado Luxury Real Estate Market Rebound from Year Ago

A recent resurgence in the high-end mountain real estate market may be a sign that the wealthiest investors are feeling more confident about the state of the economy. Compared to a year ago, luxury mountain home purchases have seen significant improvement in the areas surrounding both Aspen and Vail.

In Eagle County, the dollar volume of real estate sales has more than doubled since last year. Among the largest recent purchases was a $24.5 million home purchased by hedge-fund operator John Paulson. Although the market still does not compare to 2007 and 2008 levels, this upward trend may be hopeful sign for the economy at large.

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Spectacular, one-of-a-kind ranch property located directly on the river! This one has it all! Located in Old Snowmass, this finely crafted timber and stone home is graciously designed with grand spaces. Every room enjoys sights and sounds of the river. The true beauty begins along the home's spacious and prvate verandas with outdoor fireplaces overlooking Snowmass Creek with sweeping mountain vistas. Complete with barn, caretaker's quarters, artist studio and irrigated pasture for your horses Addendum: New approvals such as these no longer exist in Pitkin County. This is a very rare commodity! Call listors for all the details and amenities.

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Traditional materials create a grand mountain estate only minutes from downtown Steamboat. Relax and enjoy serenity in high style on 155 acres. You ll be astonished by the meticulously landscaped setting. Every inch of this 10,308 square foot mountain estate has been thought through and features six bedrooms offering generous space and six and a half baths. The 6,000 sq ft auto-plaza features a six-car garage, a great place to store all of your toys. There is also a 3 bedroom, 2 bath home with a pond at the entrance of the property. Recreational amenities abound right on the property with a private lake and tennis court. This property is one of a kind in Steamboat.

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Be one of only a few to ski home from the slopes of Vail. A true ski-in/ski-out home just off the Born Free ski slope. The large great room is meticulously crafted with panels of hawaiian koa wood - designed by the finest craftsmen for a rich, yet comfortable feeling. Enjoy the large stone fireplace as you look out the picturesque windows to watch skiers as they come down the slope or ride the gondola. Recently updated with gorgeous granite and marble in all the bathrooms - no detail has been overlooked. An outdoor swim-spa with heated towel cabinet & music system provides the perfect apres-ski relaxation - or swim against the 4 swim jets for an invigorating work-out. The heated driveway, stone walkways & large wrap-around stone decks create the perfect spot to entertain - all year long. Don't miss your opportunity to own this luxurious home that's rarely on the market!

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This luxurious French Chateau is the epitome of refined living. The builder, The Newport Company, incorporated quality materials from around the world: Clive Christian cabinetry from England, hand-carved paneling from India, wrought iron from Bulgaria, reclaimed wood floors from France, mosaic tile floors, hand-carved fireplaces, and a slate roof. Don’t miss the murals, oversized crown moldings, and marble baseboards as you walk through. The family room is where you will find the hand-carved paneling from India and the entry to the kitchen. This kitchen features granite counters, incredible Clive Christian cabinetry, two Bosch dishwashers, and a state of the art La Cornue gas stove. The kitchen opens to the Conservatory/Breakfast area with its walls of glass on three sides. The main level also includes a quiet paneled library with mahogany cabinets and a large bedroom suite. The upper level is where you’ll find the master suite. In addition to the bedroom with fireplace, the suite includes an exercise room, a private terrace, and his and her baths with mosaic floors, steam shower, and dressing room. There are two more bedroom suites and a playhouse room with balcony. There are two additional suites above the garages, each with a small kitchenette and separate entrance, which would be ideal for guests or a nanny’s quarters. Downstairs you can watch a movie or host a Super Bowl party in the large theatre. There’s plenty of room for snacks at the concessions bar from the wine cooler or the refrigerator. Venture outside to walk through the incredible gardens to the beautiful swimming pool. There is a pool house with bath, as well as a storage building in the fenced back yard – all on over approximately 2.5 acres of fully landscaped peaceful lawns and gardens. This property is one-half mile from 5-star dining at the famous Broadmoor Hotel and twenty minutes from the airport, which accommodates commercial airlines and private jets.

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Barbados Luxury Real Estate On Track To Recover From Minor Slowdown

Barbados real estate, which is the most expensive in the Caribbean, is showing signs of a rebound after a slight slowdown in 2009. New construction has resumed, and visitors are gradually returning to the traditionally thriving rental market. See the following article from Global Property Guide for more on this.

The property market in Barbados slowed in 2009 due to the global financial crisis, but property prices have remained mostly stable.

“Barbados’ strong history of increasing real estate values helped it stay strong through the last year without prices falling dramatically,” says Nick Guezen, director of real estate of Luxury Retreats, an elite broker in private villa sales and rentals in Barbados. “Sellers in Barbados had the means to wait out the storm, while buyers also waited patiently for prices to drop.”

Over the past few years, property prices in Barbados had an annual increase of 10% to 15%, with prices of luxury houses appreciating more than 15% per year.  Click here for full article.

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Holetown, Barbados 

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Unique property sits majestically on the ridge overlooking the sparkling blue ocean. Tom Tom consists of six bedrooms five and a half bathrooms. The whole property has a Balinese influence in its design and the bathroom finishes are most unusual, with outdoor oval shaped stand alone bath tubs & unusual circular bowl wash basins made of stone from the orient. The infinity edge pool spans 60 ft. in length, with its blue sparkling waters blending with the cobalt of the ocean, give a most spectacular entry to the home.

$5,250,000 with Elegant Properties Realty

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St James, Barbados

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This magnificent 3-bedroom, 3½-bathroom beachfront villa sits the beautiful tranquil waters of the Caribbean Sea. The backdrop to this beautiful home is without a doubt the ocean and you have ocean views almost throughout the house. All bedrooms have doors which open to the ocean, two upstairs lead onto a balcony and you can stroll through the doors of the third bedroom on the ground floor right onto the spacious verandah and sundeck with the garden area and the beach just beyond. Decorated with contemporary tropical furnishings and featuring high ceilings throughout the open-plan villa is bright and airy with cool breezes flowing through the louvered windows and doors.

$3,000,000 with Elegant Properties Realty

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St Peter, Barbados

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From the moment one enters The Great House through a semi circular coral stone portico into the cool serenity of a double height hall, dominated by a wide swath of stairs, one is instantly reminded of the heady bygone days of Caribbean splendour. The main house with its Palladian influences is framed with jalousie shutters, sweeping verandas face the sea and latticework covered walkways connect the bar, dining areas, and a series of charming guest cottages designed as indigenous chattel houses cleverly blended into the landscape. Every aspect of The Great House encourages guests to enjoy themselves in the way they choose. There is ample space to indulge yourself in moments of solitude, yet the arrangement of the house and chattels around the pool invites sociability. The service, while always attentive, is unobtrusive. The Great House Barbados is an entirely unique luxury villa, offering a level of luxury and privacy unmatched by any other villa in Barbados.

$27,500,000 with Elegant Properties Realty

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Holetown, Barbados

Direct access walk to Sandy Lane beach

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Sandy Lane has forever been a pedigreed setting for glitz and glamour in the grandest of tradition, and of no exception is this dazzling Italianate Palazzo as your euphoric escape into a tropical dream land called Barbados. The main residence fills some 10,000 square feet with formal party settings; this showpiece will romantically capture your heart from your approach to the celestial 44-ft-high elliptical oval circular gallery with a wondrous loggia which expands the glorious space. Once inside the ornate iron-and-glass entrance door, it reaches its zenith. Three stories of brilliantly orchestrated living space flow melodiously from an ethereal iron-railed, grand carved marble serpentine staircase, to the splendorous entertaining great room which is adorned by renaissance furnishings. Beyond lies one of two gourmet kitchens that are an epicurean’s delight. The four sleeping suites are all with spacious en-suites and dressing rooms of oak wooden closets. The main salon adorned by carved statuettes plush seating has a breath taking terrace overlooking redolent gardens, punctuated by a diaphanous 40ft swimming pool that invokes the look a glorious Persian carpet orchestrated from mosaic tiles that dazzle in luminous shades of aquamarine emerald. The 1200sq.ft guest pavilion is a miniature representation of the great residence, this bespokes the opulence and tranquillity, which is evident everywhere with an Italian influence.

$16,500,000 with Elegant Properties Realty

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Southern California's Most Expensive Luxury Homes, Estates, Properties and Mansions.


Southern California's Most Expensive Luxury Homes, Estates, Properties and Mansions.

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Santa Barbara, California

Architecture As Art


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Experience the beachfront in a way few others ever will. This extraordinary contemporary estate offers expansive walls of glass which showcase breathtaking views of the gently curving sandy beach at Padaro Lane along with lushly landscaped gardens shaded by huge eucalyptus, oak and cypress trees which surround the homes on this special beach enclave along Southern California's "Gold Coast." Entry to this sophisticated awe inspiring home is from a long gated driveway lined with mature coral and eucalyptus trees alongside a new clay tennis court with lights. An element of surprise is provided by the brilliant red of the front door, in itself, the first piece of art in this gallery of architectural fantasy. Upon entry, you are drawn into widening views of sand and surf as rooms unfold to stunning views. Elegant white oak floors and windows framing ocean views provide an elegant palette for exquisite art and fine furnishings. Comfort, privacy, and a serene sense of luxury surround you in this "open" floor plan. The entry level offers a private bedroom opening to an interior courtyard, a great room that encompasses a step up living room with windows above the sand, a comfortable dining area next to the outside entertainment deck along the beach, and a chef's kitchen with every amenity, as well as a two bedroom wing with access to the outside for walks on the beach. The upper level is reminiscent of a New York style loft with huge gallery like space and rooms with no beginning and no end. You move from a light filled office with large picture windows framing the coral trees at the entrance and an intimate second level private sun deck with fireplace to the closet area (without enclosures) to the bathroom with its fireplace and large glass shower overlooking the beach and finally to the spacious master bedroom itself. All rooms are one. This incredible space is to be lived in and enjoyed without the normal boundaries of walls and doors. In addition to the main residence of 5900 + square feet, the property offers a detached guest house of 800 + square feet which has a wonderful courtside living room for television, games or relaxed conversation, two bathrooms and a room filled with four glorious wood framed bunk beds. What fun for family and friends to stay here while spending time on the beach at Padaro Lane. No child would want to sleep in any other room. Outside is a new clay tennis court, so you can play with ocean air and breezes on a beautiful north/south court with lights. Alongside the court, there is storage for rackets, balls and a refrigerator for soft drinks. ARCHITECTURE AS ART; form follows function; design is fantasy in this exceptional beach estate completed in 2008. This home is to be lived in with awe at the union of the outdoors and indoors; you can "have it all" in this masterful expression of open space and luxurious interiors.


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$29,000,000 with Suzanne Perkins, Sotheby's International Realty

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Solvang, California

The MJ Ranch


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Spectacular 250 +/- acre ranch with incredible views of the entire Santa Ynez Valley. Offers complete privacy and conveniently located 2 miles from Highway 101. Beautiful coastal live oaks grace the vast pastures and groves. Perfect for a vineyard with top quality soils or continued as a ranch with abundant ‘feeding’ grass. No expense has been spared for this recently constructed gorgeous Mediterranean estate. All doors and windows are hand crafted by Old World artisans using centuries old Colombian hardwoods. The residence is constructed into three separate areas- gracious, everyday living, indoor/ outdoor entertaining areas and a three bedroom guesthouse. Features include rare fabulous Sandalwood floors throughout, Turkish travertine, soaring ceilings and countless windows. The home offers six bedrooms in total, eight beautifully tiled baths, chef’s kitchen with large center island, granite countertops, movable, hydraulic bar/ counter and custom cabinetry. Additional highlights are a fantastic living room, eight fireplaces, incredible massive master suite with dual closets and baths, inviting family room, temperature-controlled wine cellar, gym, saltwater pool, 2 spas and sauna. The guest house is attached by a 60-foot light-filled atrium with French windows. The state-of-the-art barn is complete with separated veterinarian and grain room and built specifically for circulation and comfort. The design incorporates the horses’ ability to see each other and the horizon. Includes a large tractor shed with room for six cars or all equipment. This is a rare opportunity to own a breathtaking ranch estate with rolling hills, vast grassy meadows, a horse lover’s barn and endless views.

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$25,000,000 with Suzanne Perkins, Sotheby's International Realty

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Malibu, California

The Ocean Front Malibu Estate


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This gracious Californian Villa on 3 ocean front acres in Malibu next to La Piedra State Beach offers indoor/outdoor living beyond all expectations and was newly constructed in 2007. Along the entire ocean side of the home, glass doors withdraw to reveal wraparound flagstone decks, full outdoor Kitchen and tapas bar and a sparkling salt water Pool with Spa. From there the magnificent grassy lawn leads down to just one of many charming outdoor areas, this one perched at water's edge. A private stone pathway leads to La Piedra State Beach. With great flow for entertaining on a grand scale, the home features gracious Living, Family, and Dining Rooms scaled for large parties but designed with extraordinary details such as massive stone fireplaces, substantial wood beams, wide-plank walnut floors, and hand-forged designer hardware throughout. As one expects in Malibu, the sea and sky are evident from all angles; spectacular design features such as giant arched picture windows and single-pane French doors guarantee that you'll never miss a sunset. The Gourmet eat-in Kitchen with ocean views is spectacular and opens to the Dining Room and Family Room with Bar and fireplace. This entire space opens to the outdoors via operable glass walls. There are a total of 6 bedrooms, each en suite with private patios and decks, providing guests a true resort experience and ultimate privacy. The Master Suite has endless ocean views, total privacy and an intimate built-in Moroccan day bed, the ideal place for afternoon naps. Walls of glass surrounding the Master Suite open to an enormous wraparound patio with fireplace, dining room, and built-in banquettes making the Master wing a venue worthy of large scale parties in itself. Expansive 3 Bedroom 2 Bath Guest apartment/staff quarters makes this a true compound. An immaculately finished climate controlled Garage houses over 18 cars or provides a giant indoor space for dance studio, game room or the like. Wine Cellar with Bar, professional Theater, Hair Salon & Massage Suite, mirrored Gym with patio & separate entrance, and commercial grade Elevator are just a few of the additional features. Meandering pathways and the authentic, native Californian landscape evoke a time gone by, when the sea and the sun were all that were here in Malibu.


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$49,950,000 with Robert Hurwitz, Hurwitz James Company

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Santa Barbara, California

Serene Ocean Views

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The enticement of this exclusive Santa Barbara/Montecito property is its glorious site high up above the ocean, with broad views over Butterfly Beach, across the water to the Channel Islands, and along the sweep of the coast as far as Summerland. Its location in a small, elite neighborhood near the Four Seasons Biltmore, the Ty Warner Estate, and the Music Academy of the West, with easy access to the beach, provides opportunities for delightful walks along the shoreline and the cliffs. Looking away from the sea, there are views of the garden below and of neighboring properties set among lush groves of mature trees—eucalyptus, pine, cypress and palms. And one might catch a far-off glimpse of the mountains beyond. The gated property is entered through a large courtyard containing a two-car garage. The approach to the house is via wide pebbled stairs that appear to float above a reflecting pool lined with blue mosaic tiles, and bordered by plantings. A circular light in the middle of each stair guides one at night to the front door. Built in 1951, the house has an air of ’50s chic. Perched on a sloping corner lot of almost half an acre, it was ingeniously designed to take full advantage of the views. Set out on two axes, with a third for the garage, the bedrooms along one axis are angled to view the sea, while the axis of the living/dining rooms and kitchen allow for a view of the garden, bordered by hedges for privacy. Rectilinear and circular lines are juxtaposed throughout—in walls, ceilings, and room profiles—giving a sense of surprise on a walk-through. The house seems made of light—flooding in from floor-to-ceiling glass windows wrapped around two sides of the building, and further enhanced with numerous clerestory windows set just under the ceiling line—providing no clear delineation of inside and outside. The entire site has been thoughtfully arranged for maximum privacy—even the height of the house precludes the need for window shades. With an open plan for the living room, dining room and kitchen, the rest of the house is designed for privacy in bedrooms and baths. The master bedroom, spacious and airy, has an adjoining combined bathroom/dressing room, and two other bedrooms each have large dressing rooms and share a circular-shaped bathroom located between them. The expansive and inviting living room, positioned at the corner nearest to the sea, is linked to a sunken dining area with a large black circular chimney hood descending from the ceiling and hanging above a circular raised fire pit—a magnificent focal point. Being entertained in this venue would be a memorable experience for guests. Taking all things together, this is a property for that special person who will appreciate its last-century style of architecture and the attention to ease of living that this property affords.

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$35,000,000 with Suzanne Perkins, Sotheby's International Realty

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Cambria, California


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Castello della Costa d'Oro's palatial Main Residence features panoramic coastline views and museum-quality finishes throughout. Designed for the ultimate in comfort and security or as a regal backdrop for entertaining, the Castle is a magnificent home in a glorious natural setting. Amenities include a glittering marble-and-crystal Grand Ballroom, Theatre Room, Master Suite with Sauna and Two-Story Wardrobe, 12 Mural Domes, 16 Wall Murals, 3 Ceiling Murals, 30-ft. Onyx Bar and so much more. The 80-Acre property enjoys unblockable ocean views and is enhanced with a Perimeter Bridle Trail, Pinot Noir Vineyard, Olive Groves, Dramatic Fire & Water Landscaping Features, Classical Sculpture Gardens, Helipad, 4-Bedroom Guest House, Estate Manager s Residence, 4500 sq ft Entertainment Hall with Full Bar, 9000 sq ft indoor Pavilion with Caretakers Quarters, Penthouse and Observation Lounge, and Equestrian Facilities. Adjacent to Paso Robles wine country and just steps from the beach.

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$58,000,000 with Lori McGuire

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Washington DC, Virginia and Maryland, Most Expensive Luxury Homes

 

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Mason Neck,Virginia

Vacation at home and discover the unending pleasures of the waterfront lifestyle! Located in an elegant, gated community, this stunning 5 acre estate boasts a 12,000+sf custom-built luxury home and carriage house overlooking the Potomac River. No detail was overlooked - from the open floor plan featuring six bedrooms, each with private bath, to the stunning finishes and fixtures that perfectly frame the expansive river views. The private boat dock, community boat dock, and exquisite rear yard with custom vanishing-edge pool, built-in hot tub, patio and custom decking allow for the best in outdoor relaxation and recreation. Plentiful resort amenities including sauna, steam shower, exercise room, theater room and game room make this the final destination for luxurious living, grand entertaining or just getting away from it all.

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$8,650,000 with Carolyn Blanco-Losada

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Washington, District of Columbia

NEW Custom Italian Villa orchestrated for entertaining.Over 7300sq ft of opulent elegance.Incl/soaring 2 story great room w/doors to loggia.Bright walkout LL w/9ft ceilings,rec area,wine room, media room & au pair room.Master suite w/balcony.Pool & Elevator optional.Designed by exclusive firm Neumann,Lewis & Buchanan Architects, Builder CIMA Design & Build. Off of Foxhall Rd, minutes to Georgetown.

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$3,795,000 with CENTURY 21 Redwood Realty

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Queenstown, Maryland

"Penderyn" named after a village in Wales means "birds hand" majestically sits on the Wye River off of the Eastern Shore of the Chesapeake Bay. The estate sits on 32 acres with additional acreage/lots available. Penderyn is equipped with a 157 foot dock with deep water and several slips allowing for all your boating activities. The red brick Georgian Manor House completed in 1989 has every conceivable amenity. The property is located only an hour from Baltimore and Washington. It is very accessible to New York City and surrounding areas. For more information on this unique estate please inquire with the listing agent. A personal tour will be set up at your convenience.

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$14,950,000 with Laird Bunch, Brandywine Fine Properties Sotheby's Realty

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Mclean, Virginia

Nestled atop a hill and beset by two beautifully landscaped acres, Chateau Noble personifies its name as a 27,000-square-foot manor brimming with spatial rooms and detailed with Beaux-Arts elements. The splendor of these precisely crafted artistic facets begins at an entrance flanked with wrought-iron gates revealing the circular stone drive. Inside, a sweeping staircase surmounts the whimsical rotunda toward a coffered dome encasing a Schonbek chandelier. The stair railing is outlined in the rich black scroll work and the rotunda swells to expose a geo-metric pattern embellished in white and gold. The centrally located grand ballroom boasts gold-limestone flooring to tempt the dancing fancies of two hundred guests who can enter through six sets of French doors. Superb coffered ceilings reappear in the library, which contains custom bookshelves and pocket doors in mahogany paneling. A gourmet kitchen heats the house with top-of-the-line appliances positioned between Angola gold granite countertops sparkling under recessed lighting. An adjoining butler’s pantry helps feed twenty-four guests hosted in the stylish formal dining room, and two salons with inlaid oak flooring suggests supplementary entertainment. The crown jewel of the living quarters is the magnanimous master suite that supplies a separate sitting room with fireplace and closets equipped with cherry wood built-ins.  Luxurious accommodations continue in five additional bedrooms, each bedecked with their own marble and tile bathroom. On the main level there are three powder rooms, and tucked into the lower level are a workout room and oversized steam shower. The workout room overlooks a private garden courtyard with a lovely eighteenth-century Venetian fountain. Elevator service reaches all three floors, the fourth level houses the staff quarters and full bath. Terraces feature bluestone flooring expose natural beauty. Several balconies combine brick and cast stone implanted with corrugated steel and gutters. Seven gas fireplaces augment an eleven-zone heating system consisting of nine Carrier gas furnaces with humidifiers and nine Carrier air-conditioning handlers. A Crestron wireless control center commands the heating and sound as well as a Lutron lighting system. Chateau Noble was built by Michael Darvishi of Noble Construction and exemplifies plush comfort and exudes power. The perfect sentiments when located a short distance from the nation’s capital in McLean, Virginia. Agent Fouad Talout notes, “Never before has there been such an ideal opportunity to own one of the D.C. area’s most stunning estates.” In its stately position, Chateau Noble complies with any preference of political involvement while pledging a royal lifestyle. 

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$17,500,000 with Fouad Talout - Long & Foster Realtors

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 Annapolis, Maryland

Maidstone Farm is available for sale for the first time since it was built 80+ years ago. This spectacular 20 acre parcel sits on the banks of the Chesapeake Bay and Whitehall Cove with 1000’ of waterfront Bathed in soft, southern light and sitting majestically on the banks of the Chesapeake Bay, the main house offers 5 bedrooms, large central hall, and stunning view. The guest house overlooks the Cove. This grand but casual setting is unique in Anne Arundel County with the amount of acreage, water views and water frontage.

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$9,000,000 with Day Weitzman, Coldwell Banker Res Brokerage

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