Tag Archives: Video Tours

Tuscan Castles: ‘Mugello – Florence, Italy’ (Video)

In #Mugello​, a green area at the outskirts of Florence, there is this ancient 11th-century complex for sale. This complex dates back to the Lombard period, and in 1370 was converted into a country villa. Its grounds measure approximately 53 hectares made up of cultivable lands and forests, and features several buildings which measure approximately 4,600 m2 overall. This complex is entirely protected by the Cultural Heritage Office and includes the main #villa​, called the #castle​, which measures approximately 1,600 m2, a lemon conservatory and a farm: these make up what is called a “court”, which is located on a high position and surrounded by five hectares of grounds adorned with wonderful Italian-style gardens designed by Swissman Louis Dapples in the early 20th century.

Home Views: ‘Windsor House’ – Paddington, Australia (Video Tour)

Sydney architects Tom Mark Henry adapted this terrace house in the inner-city suburb of Paddington to cater to the modern lives of a family of five. Dubbed Windsor House, the terrace house was built in the 1970s and had existing features the architects wanted to preserve, including a unique street presence, a central staircase and an open floor plan.

Aside from creating physical connections between this split-level terrace house, the stair also brings light into its centre. Tom Mark Henry restructured the basement to create space for a steam room, powder room, laundry and entertainment suite and extended the stair to connect to this new level.

The kitchen was then moved from one side of the house to the other to create an easy entertaining area that connects to the rear courtyard through 3m-high steel framed doors and also connects to the new lower level. The kitchen is at the heart of this terrace house and features a full suite of Fisher & Paykel appliances, chosen for their ease of use and streamlined aesthetic. The interior design is contemporary but in keeping with the original style of the exterior architecture, with a material palette that includes rendered walls, v-groove ceilings, timber joinery, limestone flooring, and ribbed glass to visually connect spaces.

The homeowners wanted to be able to live comfortably in the house and the furniture chosen is both contemporary and cosy. Windsor House is a modern terrace house that is family friendly and stylish.

Interior Architecture by Tom Mark Henry. Kitchen Appliances by Fisher & Paykel. Photography by Pablo Veiga. Styling by Atelier Lab. Build by CBD Remedial Construction. Kitchen Joinery by Original Kitchens. Soft Furnishings by Simple Studio. Filmed and Edited by Cheer Squad Film Co. Production by The Local Project.

Green Buildings: ‘Science & Energy Complex’ At Harvard (Video Tour)

Harvard’s much-anticipated Science and Engineering Complex (SEC) in Allston is complete. The SEC is home to a portion of Harvard’s John A. Paulson School of Engineering and Applied Sciences (SEAS). Labs are setting up (some are already operational), furniture has been moved in, and offices are being transitioned. Assuming continued progress in controlling the virus, it will be open to students in the Fall of 2021. Join us for a look inside the new SEC – one of the most innovative, healthiest and energy-efficient buildings in the world!

Italian Villa Tours: ‘Gubbio – Umbrian Hills’ (Video)

This prestigious villa measures 1,300 sqm, has four floors, a basement and a panoramic roof terrace from which we can appreciate a 360-degree panoramic view of the Umbrian hills. The materials and finishes used in the building are of the highest quality, and include marble floors and bathrooms, large windows and the designer furnishings that contrast with the classic beauty of the facade; the colors that dominate in the rooms are white and black, giving them elegance and sobriety, while the use of wood recalls the surrounding nature.

Video timeline: 00:00​ Introduction 00:18​ Umbria 01:10​ Inside the Villa 02:41​ Bedrooms 04:50​ Private Bathroom 05:20​ Living Room 06:28​ Tennis Court 07:02​ Olive Grove 08:18​ The Pool 08:53​ Sunset 09:00​ Epilogue

This property for sale is surrounded by twenty hectares of land consisting of a private garden where the external loggias, terraces and the panoramic swimming pool are connected to a relaxation area where you can enjoy lovely moments good company during the summer; there is also a part with a forest. The basement of this splendid estate houses a heated indoor pool of 79 square meters, partly external but sealable during the colder months.

A well-lit tennis court surrounded by nature is ideal for sports lovers and completes this majestic property for sale near Gubbio. This luxury villa offers every comfort and is perfect for those seeking absolute relaxation and tranquility surrounded by nature.

Tours: ‘Fountains Abbey, North Yorkshire, UK’

In this video tour, you’ll discover the story of Fountains Abbey, North Yorkshire, where archaeology has shed light on medieval life. Learn more about these archaeological finds and understand how modern technology allows this journey of discovery to continue.

Fountains Abbey is one of the largest and best preserved ruined Cistercian monasteries in England. It is located approximately 3 miles south-west of Ripon in North Yorkshire, near to the village of Aldfield.

West Indies Estate Tour: “L’ile d’Anges” On A Private Island, Exumas, Bahamas

In the heart of the Exumas, Bahamas, is a private island like no other. A safe haven paradise, providing perfect tranquillity, nestled within pristine turquoise waters. Heaven on earth.

L’île d’Anges (also known as Goat Cay) has been nurtured and lovingly imagined to provide first class, beautiful, clean and elegant accommodation which embraces and perfectly fits with a tropical living lifestyle.

The island itself extends to some 20 acres with almost 1.3 miles of water frontage. The main residence is at a high point in the centre of the island next to two beautiful white sandy beaches, which connect on either side of the island through the abundant palm trees.

Commanding the high point on the island, the principal residence has the most spectacular panoramic views, whilst giving a feeling of refuge and peace in its elevated position well above the water.

Exuma is a district of the Bahamas, consisting of over 365 islands, also called cays. The largest of the cays is Great Exuma, which is 37 mi in length and joined to another island, Little Exuma, by a small bridge. The capital and largest town in the district is George Town.

Art Exhibition Tours: ‘A New Look At Old Masters’ The MET, New York (Video)

Join curators Keith Christiansen, Stephan Wolohojian, and Adam Eaker on a tour through the newly installed European Paintings galleries and explore new dialogues and themes among the works. A New Look at Old Masters is part of the European Paintings Skylights Project and is a prelude to the final, expansive re-installation of the European Paintings galleries that will take place after the project is completed.

Tours: ‘Top 10 Places To Visit In Argentina’ (Video)

Located in the southern region of South America in a large, elongated shape, Argentina was sparsely inhabited by a few indigenous tribes before Spain’s colonized it in the 16th and 17th centuries. Today, the country is an independent republic featuring varied landscapes from rich plains to thick jungle, majestic mountains, pastoral steppes and impressive glaciers. Here’s a look at the best places to visit in Argentina.

Sportfish Yacht Tours: ‘Bonnie T – 62 Ft. Rybovich’

Fully equipped for tournament fishing, BONNIE T was hull no. 105., one of the last Rybovich’s built at the West Palm Beach, FL yard by a repeat custom boat owner.

This sportfish yacht for sale has all the attributes of a classic Rybovich with a teak toe rail, teak cabin half round, teak cockpit deck, teak covering boards, teak bulkhead, teak transom, teak helm station and bridge rail. She is of ample size for both fishing and entertaining.

Accommodating 6 guests in 3 staterooms and boasting an impressive maximum speed of 40 knots, BONNIE T is every sport fisherman’s dream!

Views: ‘Octola Lodge & Private Wilderness’ In Lapland, Finland (Video)

The Most Exclusive Lodge In Lapland

Having hunted for the right place to accommodate the discerning guests of our Luxury Action travel company, I eventually realized the the right property did not exists in the right location. That’s when I decided the only option was to build our very own log chalet. Traditionally, we have managed or rented private chalets in various locations around Lapland, then refurnished them to meet the individual standards of our guests.

As fun and instructive this concept has been, implementing interior design on a one-by-one basis is costly and time consuming. In addition, regardless of our efforts to upgrade the existing chalets in Lapland, although of excellent quality, tend to have very small rooms and only a few properties have en-suite bedrooms with shower and toilet. I felt it was time for a revolutionary change to provide exclusive accommodation in the Arctic that meets the needs of our experiential guests.