Daring hotel in Vienna

Within cities, there are always a number of hotels popping up left, right, and center.  A lot of the time they are built on relatively small sites and need to be extremely unique and eye-catching if they are to gain any real traction.  This hotel in Vienna succeeds on both counts: The sleek, curvy design […]

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Stunning Greek hotel

Having been to a number of excellent hotels worldwide and having a mild fascination for the hotel business, this retreat in Greece really caught my attention: Located on the island of Mykonos, this hotel adds a touch of simplicity and calmness to the crowded luxury hotel genre.  Unlike many hotels which submit to a very […]

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Brazilian home with Thai features

I was first drawn to this home as I believed it to be Thai on 1st glance – the surrounding garden in-particular gave me that impression, as did the quaint, almost spiritual natural light: The home is, in fact, in Brazil, and is interesting insofar as it is smaller than many of the houses that […]

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Architecture in a limited space

Most of the time on this blog we look at huge properties which are not slaves (to the same degree) to planning permission and complaints in the way that inner city properties are.  This property in London would have been, from numerous personal experiences, a nightmare to plan, build and complete but all the stress […]

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California Sea House

Sometimes a house just has a positive energy about it and that is the precise impression that I got upon viewing this sea-front home in California: It is funny how you sometimes notice the small things – in this case I love how there is a drop at the edge of the porch – it […]

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Sustainable home is Costa Rica

Sometimes the positioning of a home makes it very difficult for it not to be spectacular: this home in Costa Rica certainly fits that particular bill: I particularly like how the architect has provided an enormous decking area from which one can view the incredible surroundings; I am also very impressed by the water feature […]

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From Mexico, one of the most stunning homes we have ever looked at!

It is difficult to impress me when it comes to spectacular, innovative architecture: when you spend a lot of time looking at stunning properties it is easy to become jaded.  However, this property in Mexico really made me turn my head: The glass walled living/dining area overlooks a understated water feature.  It seems almost incomprehensible […]

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Something a little more simple …

For the most part on this Monday addition of the blog we look at spectacular properties from around the globe that we applaud for their beauty and style and, quite often, for their sheer enormity.  Today I thought we could consider a more simplistic home that exists on an island on the south coast of […]

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Spectacular Swiss Chalet

I saw this: And all I could think of was this: Many of you may have forgotten (or chosen to forget) that George Lazenby was James Bond for about 10 minutes and this Swiss Chalet got me thinking about Blofeld’s retreat in the mountains in ‘On Her Majesty’s Secret Service’.  And, to be honest, this […]

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