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Venice Palazzo Tour: Castello On Canal (Video)

Five minutes from the Ponte di Rialto and Piazza San Marco, elegant restored apartment on the first floor of a 17th-century historic palazzo in the Castello district, Venice. The property (85 sqm) is made up of an ample living room with cooking corner, a studio/bedroom, double bedroom, and bathroom. The building was recently restored and improved with the restoration of the private bridge, the porta d’acqua and the beautiful entrance hall.

Castello, Venice, covers a large vibrant area, with one section bordering St. Mark’s Square and dotted with luxury hotels. Farther from St. Mark’s, the neighborhood gets more laid-back, with casual bars where locals stop in for a glass of wine. Shops and eateries catering to all budgets line buzzing Via Garibaldi. In alternating years, the Giardini della Biennale park hosts the Biennale exhibition of contemporary art. 

French Estate Tour: ’12th Century Abbey Aubeterre-sur-Dronne (Video)

This beautiful former abbey has been restored to a high standard and comes with 6 bedrooms and 3 bathrooms served by a central stone spiral staircase. It also offers beautiful views, land and 2 stocked lakes. Located 100 kms from Bordeaux, 30 kms from Angouleme (TGV to Paris under 2 1/2 hrs), near Aubeterre-sur-Dronne (one of the prettiest villages in France) in a quiet location down a no through road.

Aubeterre-sur-Dronne is a commune in the Charente department in the Nouvelle-Aquitaine region of Southwestern France. It has been officially listed as “One of the most beautiful villages in France” since 1993. Aubeterre-sur-Dronne is also well known for its Church of Saint Jean, an underground, Monolithic Church.

Visualization: Modern Villas Overlooking The Pyramids In Egypt (Video)

A Visualization of Modern Villas Overlooking The Pyramids Of Egypt.

Visualized by VanillaStudio: http://www.vanilla-studio.com/

Architecture by IMAM Architects: https://www.imamarchitects.com/

Home Tours: San Miguel De Allende, Guanajuato In Central Mexico (Video)

Set in a quiet enclave in Centro, Casa William is one of San Miguel’s most stunning properties. Stone arches and walls, high, wood-beamed ceilings, generous room proportions and wood and stone floors evoke a gracious style from generations past. As soon as you step into the barrel-vaulted entryway, you know you are about to be treated to something very special.

A large, professionally-landscaped garden with refreshing pool and jacuzzi, mature vegetation and multiple lounging areas is an invitation to socialize with friends and family or simply indulge in an afternoon siesta or invigorating swim. Located just a few minutes flat walk to dozens of restaurants, shops, art galleries, high-end hotels and the Jardin, Casa William is a gem designed for the discerning buyer looking to live the gracious, luxurious yet easy lifestyle for which San Miguel de Allende is famous.

San Miguel de Allende, a colonial-era city in Mexico’s central highlands, is known for its baroque Spanish architecture, thriving arts scene and cultural festivals. In the city’s historic, cobblestoned center lies the neo-Gothic church Parroquia de San Miguel Arcángel, whose dramatic pink towers rise above the main plaza, El Jardín. The Templo de San Francisco church nearby has an 18th-century churrigueresque facade.

Guanajuato is a city in central Mexico. It’s known for its silver mining history and colonial architecture. Its network of narrow streets, alleyways and tunnels is typified by the Callejón del Beso (Alley of the Kiss), so named because the balconies are close enough for a couple to reach across and kiss. In a former granary, the Alhóndiga de Granaditas is an art and local history museum with pre-Columbian exhibits.

Island Home Tours: ‘Villa Violetta’, Porto Rotondo On Sardinia, Italy

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.

Tropical Home Tours: Hanalei Bay, North Shore Of Kauai In Hawaii (Video)

Enjoy the relaxed lifestyle at Hale Haena on the North Shore of Kauai. With quaint one-lane bridges and just steps across the deeded beach access to the crystal blue South Pacific ocean, life slows down here. This meticulously maintained home offers wonderful floor plan with living area and primary bedroom upstairs, private from two guest suites downstairs.

Hanalei is a small town on the north shore of Kauai, in Hawaii. Its crescent-shaped beach on Hanalei Bay features the Pine Trees surf area at Waioli Beach Park. Forested hills back nearby Lumahai Beach, a location in the movie “South Pacific.” East of town, the Hanalei Valley Lookout offers views of mountains and taro fields. Within the valley, Hanalei National Wildlife Refuge is a haven for rare water birds. 

Architectural Tour: ‘The One’ – World’s Largest Home In Bel Air, California

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.

Read more at Architectural Digest

Home Tours: Mountain Ski Retreat In Deer Valley, Park City, Utah (Video)

Just steps to the Northside lift, this magnificent Deer Valley slope-side residence is exquisitely designed and beautifully furnished to the highest standards with mountain modern comfort in mind. Looking directly onto the Woodside ski run and featuring breathtaking views of Lady Morgan, the valley and beyond, this custom remodeled two story home has it all; an open chef’s kitchen with top of the line appliances and a gracious built-in banquet, a great room with dramatic vaulted ceilings, a stone fireplace and big picture windows, plus main level and upper level master suites, custom bunk room that sleeps 6 peacefully, an additional guest suite with bunk, 3 ensuite baths plus powder and a view filled balcony with gas grill.

Architecture: ‘LuxMare’ In Lagos, Portugal (Video)

“Lux mare” means “light of the sea” and the name was chosen because of the light that the ocean, which extends as far as the eye can see, reflects.
This is because of its unique location and view.

Architect: Mário Martins Atelier

13th Century Home Tour: ‘Città di Castello – Umbria’ In Northern Italy (Video)

A few steps from the main square of Città di Castello, Umbrian town not far from Tuscany, finely restored apartment located on the second and third floor of a 13th century noble building, restored at the end of the 20th century and divided into two apartments. The apartment for sale boasts a total surface of approx. 325 sqm and it hosts four bedrooms.

First level: entrance hall, bright reception room with marble fireplace, eat-in kitchen, dining room, bedroom, bathroom, library with direct access to the shared landing, bedroom with en-suite bathroom, laundry room;

– Second level: music room (garret), two bedrooms, bathroom, closet and panoramic terrace.

Città di Castello is a city and comune in the province of Perugia, in the northern part of Umbria. It is situated on a slope of the Apennines, on the flood plain along the upper part of the river Tiber. The city is 56 km north of Perugia and 104 km south of Cesena on the motorway SS 3 bis.