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green and grand 7 homes with delightful formal gardens

Green and Grand: 7 Homes with Delightful Formal Gardens

Formal gardens are an outward expression of a great estate’s grand design. By imposing order and symmetry on nature, their designers sought to delight—and impress. And impress they did! The…

california dreamin 5 homes in the golden state

California Dreamin’: 5 Homes in the Golden State

This sleek, three-story home occupies a double corner lot with 70 feet of beachfront on Sunset Beach, a 1.5-mile strand of Huntingdon Beach in Orange County. The three-bedroom, seven-bathroom residence…

8 exceptional equestrian estates around the world

8 Exceptional Equestrian Estates Around the World

Nestled on nearly 60 private acres within 40 minutes’ drive of Cape Town, Val Du Lac is one of the finest equestrian properties in South Africa’s vineyard-lined Franschhoek Valley. The…

nature by design 5 eco friendly homes built with locally sourced materials

Nature by Design: 5 Eco-Friendly Homes Built with Locally Sourced Materials

This classic log home is nestled amid 2,000 acres of native pine forests and mountain meadows in the private Sun West Ranch community in Montana’s Madison Valley. The 6,465-square-foot interior…

6 homes with glorious gardens and greenhouses

6 Homes with Glorious Gardens and Greenhouses

Windward Farm in Hunterdon County, New Jersey, is a sanctuary of peace and privacy, within commuting distance of both New York City and Philadelphia. This idyllic 125-acre country estate is…

compound living 7 self contained private estates

Compound Living: 7 Self-Contained, Private Estates

This enchanted escape has a picture-postcard setting in the hills of the Maremma, a short distance from its ancient capital, Grosseto, and the Tuscan coast. This property currently serves as…

scenic overlooks 7 homes with private balconies terraces

Scenic Overlooks: 7 Homes with Private Balconies & Terraces

This lodge-style mountain home has a picturesque setting in the Balsam Mountain Preserve in the Blue Ridge Mountains of North Carolina. The  wood and stone façade encloses nearly 6,000 square…

green grandeur 7 exceptional eco friendly estates

Green Grandeur: 7 Exceptional Eco-Friendly Estates

The 25-acre Seven Stones winery estate resides in eco-friendly harmony among the spectacular views, vineyards, pasture, and rolling mountains of British Columbia’s Similkameen Valley wine region. The winery’s label honors…

legendary landscapes 6 luxurious country homes in the emerald isle

Legendary Landscapes: 6 Luxurious Country Homes in the Emerald Isle

County Kilkenny is the setting for Kilmurry House, one of the finest country manors in all of Ireland. The Georgian house, executed in timeless Palladian style, was the birthplace and…

the top 10 eco friendly features for todays luxury homes

The Top 10 Eco-Friendly Features for Today’s Luxury Homes

Electricity drastically transformed the nighttime look and feeling of interiors, replacing the soft flicker and glow of candlelight, of gas and oil lamps, with the hard, bright, on-demand illumination of…