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The Nightingale House by Marc Canadell

Marc Canadell has designed a new home in the hills overlooking West Hollywood in California.Some homes just live and breathe luxury.  They scream high society and induce a sort of shocking dropped jaw awe that makes you say, “Wait, did I see that place in a movie once?” The Marc Canadell  designed Nightingale Home set above California’s famed Sunset Strip does exactly that.  It’s a 9,000 square foot, five bedrooms, eight bathroom home set on one acre, and it’s absolutely astonishing.

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The all white two story home features a contemporary design with dark floors that contrast the home’s lighter color palette and detailed finishes that include semi-translucent glass doors, sliding transitions between the master bedroom and en suite bathroom, and other impeccable finishes meant to impress.

The totally dark theater room has three couches for curling up on, but this isn’t the only place to watch a movie. Perhaps set up as an homage to its famous “Bird Streets” location, guests can also watch movies projected on the second story wall that opens up to the backyard.

The screening area is visible from the long lap pool, but moviegoers might have trouble deciding whether to watch the film or the city lights off in the distance. In the end, this is one of the best features of The Nightingale Home.

The view at night glimmers with a view of Los Angeles that feels close enough to touch. The lap pool opens up to this view, as does the outdoor fireplace, the master suite, the living room, and the kitchen.

True chefs will rejoice when they catch light of the kitchen with stainless steel appliances, multiple ovens, a huge hood, and long countertops that connect to bar seating on the other side and then opens up completely to the beautiful backyard views. If there’s a place that feels like paradise, it’s most certainly this.

Poliform Varenna, chose your style make the difference.

The contemporary kitchen requires a variety of options that are afforded by the Varenna collection.  Unique compositional solutions, choices of material, finishes and colors, the Varenna Collection, produces a system of aesthetically varied elements that provides freedom and personalized solutions for different lifestyles.

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Casa Kimball, private beach house by RANGR STUDIO

Casa Kimball is a private beach house get-away and luxury rental villa located on the North coast of the Dominican Republic. Situated on a cliff with a panoramic view of the Atlantic Ocean, each of eight full suites has a breathtaking view out to the ocean.

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The buildings are designed to protect from views of neighboring villas, heightening the experience of the vast horizon beyond. The interior spaces merge with exterior spaces, all of which are designed to allow ocean breezes under shade from the sun, throughout the year. Light at sunset rakes through trees, casting dappled sunlight on the light stone floors in the evening. A long infinity edge pool creates a seamless edge of water in front of the ocean, hiding terraces and a hot-tub at cliff edge that allow visitors to experience the ocean’s roar as waves break on the rocks below.
Rangr Studio designed the gigantic window/doors to pivot effortlessly on ball bearings, with very thin frames, made of a South-American hardwood as strong as steel. Two finishes of local coral stone make up much of the wall and floor finish.
The villa is about 20,000 square feet, and includes two indoor and two outdoor lounges, a dining room with a view centered on the pool out to the ocean, andan outdoor bar area.

Design Team: Jasmit Singh Rangr, Eivind Karlsen, Josh Weiselberg.

Santorini’s architecture

Santorini’s architecture with terraces and pools to enjoy a wonderful summer!


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Saota architects

SAOTA (Stefan Antoni Olmesdahl Truen Architects)


Welcome to my Kitchen: Schiffini

The kitchen as soul of the home. by Alfredo Häberli for Schiffini

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