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Views: ‘S&P House’, Temple View, New Zealand (Video)

Around 15 minutes south-west of Hamilton CBD lies the rural suburb of Temple View, established in the 1950s and home to the Taitua Arboretum—a 20-hectare garden comprising woodlands, lakes and open pasture. It was within this bucolic idyll that husband and wife, Noel and Kylie Jessop, found a hilly, 6500m2 block offering wide-ranging views back towards the city, on which to build their family home. “The position is spot on and the views are amazing,” says architectural designer, Noel. The couple bought the site in mid-2018 and spent the next year fine-tuning the design of their home. “There was no real rush to complete the project at that time and so we had the luxury of really working through ideas and discussing what we required as a family of six—as well as what the site would allow, given its topography. “Kylie said from day one that it needed to be light and bright with an open flow and easy access to the outdoors, especially from the ensuite. We had stayed at a resort where the ensuite led straight out onto the pool area and Kylie was keen to replicate that feel.” Noel says it also needed to have a high level of functionality with six people living in the house. There is a mix of individual spaces and communal spaces and an ever-present connection to the outdoors, even upstairs where the only interaction is via the view through the windows, there is still a sense of being in the landscape. “The secret to successfully fulfilling the functional, financial and aesthetic parameters of the project was to keep the form really simple; just one room wide and to do away with extraneous spaces such as corridors. “There is a simplicity to the home, in terms of its layout and construction, that gives it a sense of timelessness—it functions perfectly as a family home and will function perfectly, years from now, when it’s just Kylie and I living here.” Click here to see the full project: https://archipro.co.nz/project/s-and-…

Condo With A View: ‘Nob Hill, San Francisco’ (Video)

Commandingly sited on the northeast corner of one of the highest floors within Nob Hill’s premier hi-rise, this spectacularly renovated 2,780 sq. ft. residence delivers panoramic, sweeping views of San Francisco. Iconic views span the serene North Bay to the dynamic Downtown skyline.

Exquisitely crafted under the leadership of renowned architect Andrew Skurman, this rare condominium serves as a comfortable home with luxurious modern amenities that scales to ignite generous entertaining. A private elevator landing opens to a foyer with large walls and an alcove for art. Accented by a stone-clad fireplace in a contemporary silhouette and beauti­­­fully ­­­upholstered walls, the oversized living & dining room features in-laid hardwood floors handcrafted in Italy. Oversized windows and a balcony showcase remarkable views of San Francisco, brilliant by day and vibrantly illuminated by night.

1170 Sacramento, known as The Nob Hill, overlooks the beautiful Huntington Park on San Francisco’s Nob Hill amidst the famous Fairmont, Huntington & Mark Hopkins Hotels, the majestic Grace Cathedral and the stately Pacific Union Club.

Ocean View HOmes: St. Martin Island (Video)

From its dramatic cliff-top location, on the northern coastline of French St. Martin in Terres Basses, villa Falaise des Oiseaux enjoys sublime water views across the ocean to the neighboring island of Anguilla on the distant horizon. Just recently completely refurbished this lovely two-bedroom home sits on nearly five acres of land in total privacy and offers a private pool, two king-size bedrooms with en-suite baths, and an open-plan living room and kitchen. A veranda running the entire length of the property enjoys incredible 180° views over the ocean and provides covered areas for outside living and dining. Steps lead down to a sun terrace with a free-form pool and comfortable lounge chairs and further areas for outside dining. Large glass sliding doors open from the veranda into an open-plan and light-filled interior space comprising a living room with natural wood and white linen furnishings and a pristine, brand new kitchen with white cabinetry, stainless steel appliances, and marble countertops. The two bedrooms can be accessed from the living room or from the veranda and offer spectacular water views, relaxing neutral décor, widescreen TV’s and brand new en-suite bathrooms with glass-surround rain showers. Villa Falaise des Oiseaux offers complete privacy in a beautiful and tranquil setting and is just a 10-minute walk away from the lovely natural beach of Plum Bay. The village of Cupecoy in Dutch St. Maarten, for restaurants and grocery shopping, is just a 10-minute drive from the villa.

Desert Homes: Rancho Mirage, California (Video)

Masterfully renovated while holding true to its Frank Lloyd Wright architectural influence, this inspiring contemporary estate is situated on a prime south-facing lot spanning near an acre off historic Clancy Lane. If you’re an enthusiast of geometric design, long driveways, wrap-around covered patios, numerous banks of windows, spacious mature grounds, and direct mountain vistas from the interior this is the residence for you.

Additional features include: owned solar power system; forty foot long saline pool with automatic cover; elevated ceilings and smooth plastered walls; strikingly conceived fireplace wall; sleek open kitchen concept with stainless steel Sub Zero appliances and drop down range hood, custom built in cabinetry throughout, large wine storage cooler, and perfectly framed mountain view setting; master retreat with true indoor/outdoor living and private patio area, and an enormous tiled focal wall in the well-appointed bathroom; ideal bedroom separation with three upper bedrooms and two lower; all bathrooms throughout have been exquisitely remodeled; open air Zen atrium; sizable putting green; porcelain tile with ‘cement look’ flooring, expansive misting system, and ample parking options including three car garage.

Mark Hagedorn is the residence’s esteemed architect, and he was trained by Wright’s chief draftsman John H. Howe, who was aptly nicknamed ‘the pencil in Wright’s hand’.

Italian Villas: ‘Camogli – Portofino Peninsula’

Located in a quiet residential area in the upper part of Camogli, with a beautiful view over the sea of Liguria, 600-sqm Liberty style villa with ample garden. The property, restored in 2015, offers a total of 6 (up to 11) bedrooms and 6 bathrooms and features beautiful living rooms with rich decorations. The villa could easily be split into two independent residential units.

Camogli is a fishing village and tourist resort located on the west side of the peninsula of Portofino, on the Golfo Paradiso in the Riviera di Levante, in the Metropolitan City of Genoa, Liguria, northern Italy. As of 30 April 2017 its population was of 5,332.

Island Home Tours: Turtle Cove In Turks And Caicos

Lizard Lounge is a rare gem to come to market on a pristine and tranquil stretch of beach in the beautiful Turtle Cove neighborhood of Providenciales known as “Coconut Road.”

Newly completed in 2019, this stunning and classical Caribbean villa is designed by COAST architects and has been thoughtfully executed to a high-level based on a family-friendly vision for a luxury island living. Situated on the western end of world-famous Grace Bay beach, the gorgeous design evokes Caribbean laid back elegance at its finest with its coral stone exterior and blue shutters set against a backdrop of white sands and turquoise sea, peppered by coral heads just off the beach. Taking advantage of a grandfathered footprint to maximize proximity to the calm northern beach, the home also sits proud of its neighbors on both sides, guaranteeing that views will remain unobstructed over the long term. The 5-bedroom home, with 5 en-suites and 2 half baths, spans approximately 6,550 of covered sq. ft., and a total of 8,500 sq. ft. of finished areas. Enjoy long walks on Grace Bay beach, a short walk to a collection of restaurants and activities at nearby Turtle Cove with its boutique marina facilities, and exceptional snorkeling directly off the front deck of this idyllic beachfront home.

Tours: Minimalist Modern Farmhouse – Hollywood Hills, California (Video)

A private, minimalist & newly built Modern Farmhouse awaits in the Hollywood Hills behind grand gates & soaring palm trees, minutes from the iconic Sunset Plaza.

Sited on an approx. 1 acre promontory & meticulously designed by Standard Architecture, the estate welcomes you with 3 parallel gabled volumes centered by an astonishing 30 ft great room. The pitch of its ceiling guides the eye toward the rear wall where exquisite glazing reveals breathtaking, unobstructed vistas from Downtown to the Ocean.

Amenities abound, the home provides endless luxuries include Styline doors for indoor/outdoor living, home theater, sumptuous master w/dual closets, remote control shades, well-appointed guest suites, gym w/outdoor lounge & shower, home theater, Crestron system, Sonos Sound, ample driveway parking & dual garages. It’s all brought together by timeless travertine paving & simple landscaping that culminates in a 20×73 ft infinity pool, accentuating the feeling of being suspended in the sky.

Homes With Views: ‘A Cabin In Northern Maine’ (Video)

The northern Maine hideaway rests on piers above the forest floor and employs broad windows to frame the homeowner’s most prized views of the site.

Stephen Peck and his husband, John Messer, walked their remote, ten-acre plot in Maine for nearly a decade before building their dream home. Yet it was all those walks—paths through the property’s dense forest and around massive boulders to the pond’s edge—that ultimately inspired the structure’s placement deep into the forest, where the site best captures their favorite perspectives of the place.

Homes With Views: ‘Kihei – Maui, Hawaii’ (Video)

Introducing one of the most spectacular beachfront offerings anywhere in Hawaii: Orchid at Maui Beach Place. Perfectly located adjacent to Charley Young Beach, one of Maui’s most acclaimed beaches, this new, contemporary 3 bedroom and 3.5 bathroom luxury townhome is sure to satisfy the most discerning Buyer looking for perfection in the Pacific.

Waterfront, in the midst of Kihei, yet incredibly private, this property is ideal for those looking for a convenient getaway yet with a sense of seclusion. The first floor seamlessly transitions indoor/outdoor living with the living area and gourmet’s chef kitchen blending into the spacious lanai, heated pool and expansive lawn. Head to the second floor and enjoy sweeping, panoramic views from the 450+ square foot Master Bedroom. As an added bonus, the finished basement adds a plethora of options.

Top-of-the-line Thermador appliances, walnut cabinetry, Italian porcelain tile and more make this impeccably furnished townhome a rare turnkey opportunity. With one of the most storied beaches on Maui at its doorsteps, MPB’s Orchid is ready as the place to build the memories of a lifetime.

Ski Home Tour: ‘Villars-Sur-Ollon’, Switzerland

Situated in the heart of the Vaudois Alps, the popular resort of Villars-sur-Ollon offers many advantages to its inhabitants in both summer and winter. Just a few steps away from the ski area linking 44 facilities and 125 km of slopes, snow sports enthusiasts will be delighted. Housed in a green setting and a haven of peace, Domaine Du Roc offers luxurious and elegant flats with a breathtaking view of the Alps. Composed of 3 large chalets, each comprising 6 family flats and 2 terrace flats, Domaine du Roc has been integrated into this lush natural setting to offer you a unique 180-degree panorama.