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The Hilltop House by Safdie Rabines

The architect Safdie Rabines has designed the Hilltop House in Rancho Santa Fe, California. The home was designed to maximize the 360 degree views from its hilltop location, just north of San Diego. The home is currently being offered for sale ($7,000,000) through the agents at Gallagher & Gallagher.

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Swap your Gulfstream for a Private Island!

Last month’s Robb Report has announced that timber magnate Tim Blixseth will accept $75 million for his 5 acre Caribbean island of Emerald Cay, or swap it for a Gulfstream Jet or a luxury New York apartment. Blixseth bought the island half-finished about three years ago, and then completed the construction. He originally planned on [...]

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Sommarn̦jen РSummer Hide-aways

Stockholm-based Sommarnöjen (Summer Enjoyment in English) has just unveiled the designs for five new beautiful 15-square-meter second houses. Sommarnöjen provides the houses ready-built on site. Some are suitable for year-round use as well. The mini-houses are also great as additions to a larger dwelling — as guest houses, studios, workshops, separate bedrooms and of course, [...]

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Bambou Habitat create the Eco-Luxury Homes

Choosing a bamboo home over a conventional home makes a significant difference—it counts as a vote for a paradigm shift to sustainability, requires out of the box thinking, and a passion to live in your values. Bambou Habitat homes are the first and the only certified bamboo homes in the world, built for any climate. [...]

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French Riviera luxury property prices crash

As we wrote about back in February, Russia’s richest man Mikhail Prokhorov had reportedly agreed to purchase the Villa for $750 million but later backed out of the deal, forfeiting a $55 million deposit. The Telegraph says there have been panic sales by owners desperate for cash. Riviera property sources said that one British owner [...]

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Tropical islands at recession-friendly prices

Dreaming of a tropical paradise to call your own? Several Australian islands off the Great Barrier Reef are on sale, and thanks to the global recession, they’re cheaper than they used to be. Global real estate agency Coldwell Banker’s Capricorn Coast branch is offering 9 islands, some with luxury mansions and other amenities, around the [...]

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