There are certain times each year where we are prone to reflection and goal setting. New Year’s Eve brings the inevitable resolutions, birthdays remind us of the preciousness of each year, career or personal milestones end one chapter and begin another. So, we set goals and expectations for ourselves, hoping and planning for more energy, more time to explore and create, better health and vitality, or even just the ability to detach.
If ever there were an antithesis for contemporary design, Victorian architecture would be it. From turrets and towers to spindles and brackets, ornamentation is the telltale characteristic of these cherished homes.
Victorian manors can often be found cheering up neighborhoods, with warm and whimsical colors inviting visitors and residents alike to cozy up in more traditionally defined rooms.
Corkscrews, glasses, and decanters are all elegant, essential tools for wine-tasting; but for the true oenophile, nothing beats the holy grail of a unique, well-stocked wine cellar. Ready to impress guests—and yourself—in your own private tasting room? Here, we present six homes to house your wine collection.
For the collector, art is a top of mind consideration when purchasing a home, whether it’s grand wall space, custom built-ins, or a dedicated gallery space to showcase select pieces. Some connoisseurs take their passion one step further, incorporating art into their home’s design through custom works of art crafted to perfectly suit a property. From stunning entryways and dining rooms to gorgeous outdoor entertaining spaces, explore a collection of luxury real estate offerings around the United States in which art truly meets home.
From the October 2017 edition of Art & Home, Iyna Bort Caruso shows us that mid-century modern architecture isn’t just having its moment. It’s having an extended renaissance.
“It’s as if the mechanism that refreshes cultural trends every few years has developed a glitch,” wrote The New York Times.
The modernist style began in the late 1930s and took hold after World War II as new materials and building techniques became available that allowed architects to break with the past. Decades on, mid-century modern continues to feel fresh. And not just because TV’s “Mad Men” glamorized the style. It’s because the clean lines, open floor plans and expansive windows that characterize the style emphasize the “modern” rather than the “mid-century.”
Originally a rally against prominent Victorian-era design, the Craftsman style home was first popularized in the late 1800’s. Up until World War I, when the Craftsman movement slowed, Gustav Stickley was at the forefront of the style creating hand-crafted artistic bungalows for the working class. After World War II, world-renowned designer Frank Lloyd Wright evolved Stickley’s original designs into the popular ranch-style homes that dot nearly every neighborhood across the United States.
Realogics Sotheby’s International Realty (RSIR) broker Aaron Gazes leveraged the power of the brand’s network recently as he flew down to visit Golden Gate Sotheby’s International Realty to tour homes, connect with brokers, and hop aboard a networking boat cruise. Gazes networked with affiliates from Northern California, Colorado, Hawaii and Nevada atop the waves as they discussed similarities between the San Francisco and Seattle markets, exchanged local and global real estate insights, and shared some of their favorite properties.