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2012 American Institute of Architects Home of the Year
Designed by Los Angeles architecture firm X Ten, this 1,890-square-foot home boasts a classic, monochromatic theme, invoking the image of a little black dress accented with pearls. New to the market, the avant-garde black-and-white Nakahouse offers a versatile interior design canvas that can easily be tailored depending on taste.
Its minimalist, stark white open spaces contrast yet complement its opaque black roof, and its glass walls and railings provide unobstructed views of the canyon and the Griffith Park Observatory. The winner of the 2012 American Institute of Architects Home of the Year award, the dramatic structure has three bedrooms, three baths and open terraces that are perfect for entertaining.
Elvis Honeymoon House
The site of Elvis and Priscilla Presley’s honeymoon, the Alexander Estate gave the then-newlyweds a fantastic escape from The King’s fast-paced, rock-and-roll Hollywood life.
A romantic, charming home in Palm Springs, the sweet residence possesses a unique circular design, featuring three stories in four concentric circles.
Currently listed for $9.5 million, the 5,500-square-foot, mid-century home–which sports four bedrooms and five baths–is embellished with Art Deco design and furnishings, and boasts spectacular mountain views. The estate’s marvelous add-ons include a stage, private garden, tennis court, fruit orchard, and swimming pool (said to be the most photographed in the Valley).
Bermuda Golf Home
Sitting on a 2.5-acre swath poised on a 90-foot hilltop,the Roughill Estate is just a stone’s throw away from the famed Mid-Ocean Club golf course.
Currently priced at $23 million, the 20,000-square-foot property is comprised of eight bedrooms, eleven bathrooms, a wine cellar, a gym, a private office, a game room, and most notably, a sizable lounge with an antique bar from New York’s iconic Waldorf Astoria hotel. The impressive home also comes with a home theater, staff quarters, two linked cottages, a pool, a pavilion, verandas perfect for entertaining, and of course: its very own putting green.
Upstate New York Victorian
Originally built in 1850, this 4,005-square-foot home in Weedsport, NY has five bedrooms, four baths, a finished basement, and wraparound porch and bay windows.
Peppered with intricate woodwork both inside and out, the Victorian beauty oozes with charm and epitomizes old world craftsmanship–so much so that it has even been featured in a book: “Eerie Canal Legacy: Architectural Treasures of the Empire State.” Priced at $399,000, this 19th Century architectural masterpiece is a definite steal.
Annapolis Waterfront Estate Auction
Located on a 6.25-acre peninsula surrounded by 1,600 linear feet of water, protected by riprap on the South River and Duvall Creek heading into Chesapeake Bay, this New England, four-story home touts several noteworthy [water and boating] features, including a pool, a pier and two boathouses.
The property’s six-bedroom, six-bath main house comes with an incredibly spacious eat-in kitchen outfitted with state-of-the-art appliances: the perfect space for large gatherings. Other features include a sun room, a safe room, a few formal rooms and a finished basement that doubles as a media and game room. Meanwhile the estate’s two-bedroom, two-bathroom guesthouse and turret has a porch overlooking the entire property.
Previously listed at $8.995 million, the Annapolis property will be auctioned on May 24th with no reserve.
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