Situated eight miles from Tetbury in Gloucestershire, it’s an idyllic small country estate in the scenic Kilcott Valley, nestled between the Cotswold Hills to one side and the Berkeley Vale to the west.
The property’s focal point is an impeccably restored 17th-century former ‘gryst mill’ set in 107 acres of ring-fenced farmland — a mix of ancient pastureland, meadows and deciduous woodland rising from the bottom of the valley to the top of the escarpment, with glorious westerly views towards Wales.
The land flanks the house to the north, east and south, adjoining the Midger Wood wildlife sanctuary to the east and, to the far south, the Duke of Beaufort’s Badminton estate.
The enchanting, 5,206sq ft Cotswold-stone house was comprehensively restored and extended in the early 1990s by its then owner, Trevor Reeves, one of Margaret Thatcher’s advisers and speech writers, with guidance from local architect Robert Hardwick.
The property sits on a peninsula with direct access to the beach in Porto Rotondo. The villa is gated and located in Punta Volpe, one of the most exclusive spots of Porto Rotondo always highly patrolled due to the importance of its residents. It has generous spaces both inside and outside, perfect for families.
Its five comfortable rooms are distributed around the house, providing lots of privacy for the guests. The house has a beautifully kept garden, a terrace on the rocks with 270° view on the Mediterranean and a private access to white sandy beach. A new swimming pool and a guest house have been recently added.
Vertical Living is an introduction to the architecture and interior masterminds using skillful, clever design to conquer compact living wherever there is space. As we continue to expect more of our flats and houses, unexpected approaches are necessary for the future of our urban spaces.
The era of moving to the suburbs is coming to an end. Instead, a growing movement of city dwellers are looking for grand architectural solutions in the smallest of spaces. Slender, slim, and tall structures are soaring in the limited land available, offering innovative solutions to a world with ever-growing urbanization.
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Surrounded on three sides by a moat and a 400-foot-long jogging track, the estate appears to float above the city. Completed over eight years—and requiring 600 works to build—the home was designed by architect Paul McClean, who was enlisted by owner and developer Nile Niami to help it live up to its reported $340 million price tag.
After nearly a decade of design and development work, what is being billed as “the world’s most expensive home” is finally ready for its close-up. Set on a five-acre parcel in the posh Los Angeles enclave of Bel Air—and aptly named The One—the 105,000-square-foot property’s interiors have remained a closely guarded secret. Until now. AD has been an exclusive look at what’s inside this record-setting property—and the design and aesthetic minds that made it happen.
Studio Bracket Architects turn a 1949 International-style home into the perfect escape for a Malibu couple who collect pre-war American cars. Featuring water features, a flat roof, clean lines, broad overhangs, and plenty of glass elements, Sam and Emily Mann’s Malibu Crest house takes advantage of stunning views and its stunning natural environment.
Commanding panoramic views from an advantageous point on Mount Sutro, 150 Glenbrook Avenue holds the iconic and singular position of San Francisco’s highest residence above sea level.
Atop one of the city’s famed seven hills can be found an alchemy of site and design from the groundbreaking studio of John Maniscalco Architecture. A gently sloping, corner lot with panoramic views from the Salesforce Tower crowned skyline to the distant hills of the East Bay and Marin Headlands. Major visual landmarks include Alcatraz Island, Golden Gate Bridge, and San Francisco City Hall.
An interplay of hand selected materials and ever-changing natural light creates an enchanting series of visual moments throughout the day and into the evening twilight.
Signaling the work of a creative master and a confident step forward in the historic lineage of Bay Area modernist architects, 150 Glenbrook captures a moment in time of contemporary San Francisco architectural design. 150 Glenbrook presents a rare opportunity to join a select group of homeowners who, through their passion for design and craft, are creating a historic architectural moment to be valued for decades to come. visual focal point in the main living room. Each room is a wonderful discovery of its own and a singular experience of light, texture, and passion.