THE TRADITION WE HOLD IS NOT OLD-FASHIONED, BUT TIMELESS Since our foundation, Hancock & Moore has worked from one basic principle—to build fine furniture of uncompromising quality that endures for generations. Whether traditional or contemporary in style, our frames are solidly built. The corners are double-doweled and reinforced with corner blocks that are screwed into … (continued…)
“I found myself deeply drawn to the task of seeing Tirta Gangga become a place of great beauty and to assist in a restoration for the Balinese people.” —Michael Honack, benefactor and driving force behind Tirta Gangga’s restoration, in fulfillment of his dedication to preserving global cultural legacies) During the 37 years he ruled as … (continued…)
The aspiration of Discovery Land Company’s Makena Golf & Beach Club is for its members to achieve a state of active nirvana. With the wealth of outdoor activities to be found in this Discovery community that stretches from makai to mauka—from the sea up the mountain slope—finding ways to achieve that state is as easy … (continued…)
Stunning white-sand beaches, dramatic cliffs and rock formations on the “golden corridor,” two miles of Baja’s Sea of Cortez coast that stretch from Cabo San Lucas—once a sport-fishing mecca for celebrities such as John Wayne and Bing Crosby—is soon to blossom with Discovery Land Company’s Chileno Bay community. The 1,200- acre paradise, extending from beaches … (continued…)
212 Fifth Avenue provides residences in the most desirable of locations. The 24-story, meticulously restored limestone tower has unsurpassed architecture and finishes, amenities to fulfill the desires of the most sophisticated and discerning of buyers, and an unparalleled, distinguished Manhattan address. Services include 24-hour doorman and concierge, valet parking, state-of-the-art fitness center and treatment rooms, … (continued…)
Designed by award-winning architect James K.M. Cheng and internationally acclaimed interior designer, Tony Ingrao, the Grand Penthouse at Waiea will be the most exclusive tower residence in Hawai’i and will rival the great penthouses across the globe. Waiea represents a new level of luxury in Hawai’i and is the flagship building of Honolulu’s most distinguished … (continued…)
The Ennis House, designed by Frank Lloyd Wright and built in 1924 by his son, Lloyd, is the last and largest of the elder Wright’s four “textile block” houses in the Los Angeles area. These homes are noted for their patterned and perforated concrete blocks, which give a unique textural appearance to both the exterior … (continued…)
On August 24, 1901, Henry Flagler married Mary Lily Kenan, and in the ultimate generosity love story, presented Whitehall as a wedding present to Mary Lily in 1902. Designed by John Carrère and Thomas Hastings, architects of the New York Public Library, Whitehall became the Flagler’s winter home. With more than 100,000 square feet and … (continued…)
Ayr Mount is a Federal-era plantation house built in 1815 in Hillsborough, North Carolina by William Kirkland, who named the house in honor of his birthplace, Ayr, Scotland. Unlike the other houses in the Classical American Homes Preservation Trust collection, Ayr Mount looks deceptively simple, even austere on the outside. There are no soaring columns … (continued…)
Anderson House was crafted between 1902 and 1905 in the heart of Embassy Row, near Dupont Circle—Washington, D.C.’s most fashionable neighborhood during the Gilded Age. The Boston firm of Arthur Little & Herbert Browne designed this Beaux-Arts mansion as the winter home of American diplomat Larz Anderson and his wife, Isabel. The Andersons entertained American … (continued…)
Founded in 1994, Discovery Land Company consistently raises the bar designing, constructing, and delivering preeminent communities that fulfill the highest level of reward to the sophisticated homeowner. Michael Meldman hit the center of the bulls-eye in creating a model with a modest density of homes and exquisite amenities that feature extraordinary signature golf courses, architectural … (continued…)
Sequestered from the outside world, Prestige Golfshire Club in Bangalore—India’s Silicon Valley—adorns 275 lush acres bordered by Lake Karehalli at the foot of an ancient hill fortress. The club has spared no expense to provide a world-class golf experience managed by Troon Golf, as well as gracious estate living enhanced by the Falcon Greens Clubhouse, … (continued…)
The Zalanta Resort at the Village presents a limited number of two, three, and four bedroom residences, representing whole-ownership luxury living surrounded by world-class skiing, golf, and South Lake Tahoe’s premier casinos. Amenities abound, including a ski valet, fitness center, outdoor pool, hot tub, front-desk concierge service, and access to a semi-private homeowners’ beach. On the other … (continued…)
Staged against the Atlantic and sparkling Shinnecock Bay, a sprawling eight-acre estate with pool, tennis, and sports court is available for the season in Southampton Village’s premier estate area. The 18,000-square-foot residence was recently renovated with new and glorious common rooms, separate guest and servant wings, a game room, and gym. Nine bedrooms provide prized … (continued…)
Villa Sol y Luna elegantly integrates its open living spaces with the tranquility of a surrounding rock promontory. The two-story atrium with four large glass doors that slide into a concealed pocket offers unobstructed vistas of the turquoise sea beyond an infinity-edge pool. A gourmet kitchen is suited to the best of chefs; meals may … (continued…)
The Auamo Compound is an extraordinary Hawaiian hale (home) located in South Kona at Hokuli’a (“Star of Desire”). This Big Island palatial home sits perched atop Hokuli’a, enjoying a tremendously ideal climate and elevation. The hilltop property contains an expansive master suite that connects to an office and private lanai, an open kitchen/dining/living room, outdoor … (continued…)
Some of America’s finest homes were built in classical Greek or Roman style in the early 19th Century. Our early Presidents were in the forefront of popularizing the classical style in their own homes: witness George Washington’s Mount Vernon, Thomas Jefferson’s Monticello, James Madison’s Montpelier, James Monroe’s Oak Hill, and Andrew Jackson’s Hermitage. To that list, one can add the White House, itself. All feature massive colonnades in the classical manner across their front facades. Greek Revival mania soon swept the nation, lasting until the mid-19th century and recurring periodically in the 20th century.
As pioneer publishers pursuing unexplored territory, Pamela and Robert H. Kelsey first introduced to the world a showcase of preeminent estate properties in 1969. Throughout the ensuing years, their vision has been globally acknowledged as a masterpiece publication, in what they uncompromisingly branded Leading Estates of the World. Happily, they remain active and involved as enthusiasts, promoters, and counsel. Enjoy a trip down memory lane with Volume 201, as the inside front and back pages proudly display the covers of the past 100 issues.
BIJAN PAKZAD and his life-long friend, Dar Mahboubi, built a fashion empire together, based upon the simple principles of quality and exclusivity. Finishing touches and displays are very important aspects of the House of Bijan where the team designs and manufactures each piece by hand with the finest materials into an exclusive “limited edition” item, therefore, the manner in which their couture pieces are shown must be as special as the pieces themselves. Each display is created around a central color theme, from the clothing to the daily fresh flower selection.