Emir of Qatar buys Hotel Lambert

Dropping $111 million on a Paris pied-à-terre may seem excessive to some, but not to Sheikh Hamad bin Khalifa al-Thani. The Emir of Qatar has recently purchased one of France’s most mythic private homes, the Hôtel Lambert. Designed by Louis Le Vau in 1640, the property, which sits at the tip of the Ile Saint-Louis, [...]


The World’s Top Luxury Houses

The latest volume in teNeues’ tantalizing Luxury series is entitled Luxury Houses: Top of the World. and focuses on the most select residences around the world. With stunning settings, sumptuous materials, sophisticated architectural detailing and interiors, these truly are homes to die for. Each house offers a unique perspective on what’s possible if both money [...]


Green Dreams on Madison Square: New York

New Yorkers are used to living amongst huge skyscrapers around Madison Square Park but they have probably never seen anything like this. For his first New York building, Daniel Libeskind has proposed a 900+ foot, 54-story glass condo with dripping sky gardens. Libeskind’s creation would swoop up next to, and past, the 700-foot Met Life [...]


Hideaway Island House by Frank Macchia

On the Sunshine Coast of Noosa in Queensland, Australia, renowned architect Frank Macchia has designed a masterpiece getaway. Nestled in a spot known as Hideaway Island, this retreat is a total recluse, without compromising on style, luxury and technology. The ground level is totally dedicated to easy living. The heated pool and water features meander [...]


House N by Sou Fujimoto Architects

Sou Fujimoto Architects designed this unusual house located in Oita, Japan. The house itself is comprised of three shells of progressive size nested inside one another. The outermost shell covers the entire premises, creating an covered, semi-indoor garden. Second shell encloses a limited space inside the covered outdoor space. Third shell creates a smaller interior [...]


Dubai Prince Gifts Island To Michael Schumacher

The wealthy prince Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, the crown prince of Dubai has gifted the already rich former F1 racer his own piece of “The World”. Situated off the coast of the United Arab Emirates, “The World” is a grouping of man-made islands developed to look like a map of the Earth. Valued [...]

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