A spectacular mansion, spread across 11.5 acres of land, has hit the marker for the whooping sum of £20,000,000. Located in the countryside, it features an array of amenities that provide plenty of entertainment away from the city, such as cinema, bowling alley, five-hole golf course, gym, sauna and a spa.
Grovelands, as the estate is named, is situated in the wealthy suburb of North London – Totteridge – popular with the ultra-wealthy for the privacy it provides. The remarkable country property is approached by a long and gated driveway and the plot comprises 11.5 acres of picturesque countryside.
Decorated in white, wood and metal, the house is of exceptional class and quality. The lavish home provides expansive accommodation characterized by cutting-edge design, technology and extreme attention to every detail. All rooms are spacious and flooded with natural light, giving it a warm, homey feel.
There is a game room complete with a bowling alley and a pool table, and a relaxing spa and sauna.
A detached garage complex and a three bedroom detached cottage provide plenty of room for guests and large parties. A pool house and a large heated pool are also among the added benefits of the property.
Additional comfort is provided by the outdoor kitchen, wide terrace, ample seating areas and water features. It’s one of the few properties with a private golf course inside London, and it also features a state-of-the art home theatre.
The house itself comprises seven bedrooms with en-suit marble bathrooms, a large dining area, living room, spectacular kitchen and two on site staff properties, which include four more bedrooms and additional accommodation. Furnished to exceptional detail, the property’s interior design is an exquisite blend of modern luxury and country comfort with the complementing use of natural materials and high quality finishings.
Created in 1932, the iconic timepiece is reminiscent of old-school class and timeless elegance that showcases the avant-garde philosophy of aesthetics. The designer’s artistic ingenuity is exhibited at its very finest in this inimitably elegant model that is a true testament to the relentless pursuit of perfection.
Re-inventing the classic Calatrava watch captures the attention of generation after generation with the endearing quality of its design and signature Patek Philippe style. It is the typical representation of subtle class and exquisite style, following the ubiquitous motto of ‘less is more’ in terms of design, features and functionality. With an extra thin corpus, hobnail patterns and wide polished bezels – its strength lies in the clean, minimalistic and almost severe look that makes a statement through power and elegance.
The £22,670 watch boasts a sapphire-crystal case back and a self-winding calibre 324 S C that can be engraved. The old-world allure of the model comes from its non-controversial design that epitomizes the quality of highly refined timepieces. Albeit not obvious at first glance, the watch exhibits many impressive merits that make it an obligatory accessory for every respectable gentleman.
Based on the beloved legacy model of the brand, the Calatrava differs from the brand’s broad range of traditional dress watches and sport watches that fit in the modern context of the cosmopolitan lifestyle. The vintage-inspired watch stands out with conservative design and functional minimalism, offering value and quality rather than some risqué reforms and modernization. In its own unique way, it is a breath of fresh air on a market saturated with avant-garde and overly bold models.
It makes no exception in utilizing the famous automatic mechanical travel time movement that Patek Philippe incorporates in all of their creations. The modern technology allows for improvement of the accuracy of movement and there is a date indicator featured on the black dial.
The Huracán is the worthy successor of the Gallardo, classes above its predecessor in terms of impression and intent. Although there aren’t any obvious differences in design, the subtle details attract attention with precision of execution and harmony – the Y-shaped LED daytime lamps and the side glass that tucks into the body are some of the more beautiful features. The sharp, aerodynamic lines are aesthetically pleasing as well as functional as they fend the air and improve performance.
The interior is comfortable and luxurious with a state-of-the-art 12.3-inch digital instrument panel with three full-screen modes for easy navigation, shifting at the limit or testing the terminal velocity. An astounding feature is the engine shut-off at spotlights for a ten-percent increase in fuel economy. With a maximum speed of 325km/h and acceleration from 0 to 100 in just 3.2 seconds the Huracán can be defined by a single expression: “control over power”.
The $428,500 vehicle stands out with simplicity and beautiful symmetry, where engineering expertise and functional design meet to create a car of unprecedented prestige and Italian craftsmanship.
Lamborgini have stuck to the V10 engine, with 5.2-litre capacity that was used in the Gallardo model, although the Huracán boasts 449kW of power (or 610 horsepower) and 560Nm of torque. A seven-speed dual-clutch transmission distributes power to all four wheels and there are three separate driving modes to choose from via the steering wheel-mounted ANIMA ((Adaptive Network Intelligent Management).
These modes are Strada (street), Sport and Corsa (track) and bring a whole new level of superb driving experience.
The cockpit-style ambiance of the interior is unusual at first, albeit surprisingly comfortable. Some core elements, such as the font on the buttons, are shared with Auidi. The leather-lined wheel and seating bares the mark of the highest level of Italian craftsmanship, built around the driver for a unique experience and uncompromising quality.
A new stylish genre of the superyacht – shadow yachts are the next best toy in the world of the ultra-wealthy. Boasting a whole array of new qualities – they bridge the gap between space and luxury to provide the ultimate vessel capable of accommodating large parties and offer multiple storage options without compromising the speed or quality of sailing.
Priced at €16 million, The Sea Axe, is the ultimate representative of the new and arising trend with its extraordinary design and superb execution down to the last detail. The vessel is commissioned by Damen – renowned builders of top superyachts in the Netherlands, whose name has become synonymous for luxury and comfort on the sailing scene.
The new and improved hull shape design of the vessel leads to as much as 70 per cent less “vertical peak acceleration” and the yacht is able to maintain good speed in rough weather. The narrow beam contributes to its operational functionality and capacity. Surprisingly, despite its modest size (43m in length) the deck offers plenty of usable area. A remarkable feature as well as obvious benefit is the folding hydraulic crane with a capacity of eight tons. The spacious deck is also suitable for a helipad that can easily host a five-seater helicopter.
Two decks of accommodation provide space for a crew of up to 10 people divided among six cabins. Additionally, there is a laundry room, galley, storage space, fridge and freezer. This makes The Sea Axe a reliable support vessel as it provides all necessary elements to make the lives of the personnel easier in terms of tending to their employers on board of the superyacht without getting in the way of all the fun.
With the rise in popularity of superyachts it is becoming more and more apparent that shadow yachts are a necessity if one wants to maintain a high standard of comfort and luxury at sea. In those aspects The Sea Axe delivers uncompromising quality.
Disa Allsopp Jewellery has gained increasing popularity in recent months thanks to its distinctive bohemian allure and rough organic designs. The core of the collection is a staggering variety of 18ct to 22ct gold rings, necklaces and earrings with statement designs and eye-catching texture.
With a clear vintage feel, the jewellery resembles ornate ceremonial pieces from the Roman, Aztec and Incan cultures. Her oxidized silver selection is severe and dramatic, albeit with a subtle gothic feel. The signature silver, gold and garnet ring retails for £700 and goes beautifully with the golden disk necklace for £5,000 that is an absolute work-of-art. Her jewellery is surprisingly contemporary with a timeless edge and exotic appeal – an absolute must-have for the modern free-spirited woman.
The delicate coiled rings retail for £700 each and are a delightful mixture of eclectic charm made of spiralled bashed gold spaghetti curls topped with vividly-coloured garnets. In the earring designs Disa sticks to a ‘less is more’ motto and produces eloquent and sophisticated shapes that are minimalistically enchanting. The £600- skewwhiff rounded earrings are rough, matte and imperfectly spherical and go well with the rest of the pieces. The signature ‘ruffled’ motif is subtly displayed throughout the collection, giving it a certain rough allure and vintage feel.
The hand-crafted pieces boats clear inspiration from ancient jewellery of the Etruscans, Egyptians, Greek & Roman civilisations. They incorporate a variety of precious and semi-precious stones in an exquisite blend with 18 and 22ct gold and silver. Her signature style has gained popularity thanks to the unique blend of materials and their clever use in intricate ‘spaghetti-like’ designs that make her rings different than the mainstream jewellery offered.
As a whole, her range includes more affordable pieces as well as those fit for a special occasion that will definitely turn an eye at any event.
This beautiful property is located on Sunset Beach Wemyys Settlement, Long Island, Bahamas and it is the ideal summer getaway with plenty of panoramic views, tranquil beaches and amenities for a luxurious and comfortable lifestyle.
The wooden property comprises two levels with a Mediterranean feel and architecture that brings a certain warm allure to the exotic destination and will make you feel right at home. The ground floor consists of 3356 square feet of property of which 1270 is solely dedicated to the spacious patio. There is a sunlit living room, generously-proportioned dining area, a state-of-the-art kitchen, modern wine cooler, separate toilet and bathroom, and three beautifully-furnished bedrooms with air conditioning.
Every room has direct access to the patio and the property has access to a private and serene beach. An additional structure that is included in the plot is the boat house, which has two levels and boasts 1600 square meters of space. A small studio is located on the second floor and features a spacious room and an en-suit bathroom. The first floor benefits from a covered terrace. The ground floor also features a small kitchen, equipped with modern appliances, a bedroom with en-suit bathroom and a patio with all-round sea views and direct beach access.
A third plot is included in the $3,500,000 price. Although it’s empty for the moment – construction rights are in order and it is connected to the electrical and gas grid. There is also telephone, Internet and water access and the total size is 1600 square metres.
Located on the Caribbean side of Long Island, owners can enjoy a variety of local amenities like snorkelling, kayaking, scuba diving and delicious local cuisine. The island is preserved in a pristine state of natural equilibrium and offers a relaxing spot for a peaceful, comfortable and luxurious vacation.
The extremely successful Citation Jet series presented the second generation in 2001 – the CJ1 model boasts improvements in economy and performance, but comes with all of the advantages of the original, making it one of the best small cabin light jets for just under $2 million.
The private jet design hits all three target elements of the brand: simplicity, economy and performance. The use of a new natural laminar flow wing rather than a straight wing is the result of a four-year collaboration between Cessna and NASA and improves the lift-to-drag characteristic up to 20%.
The Cj1 model is very fuel-efficient, burning an average of 134 gallons per hour, attributed to the choice of engines – two Williams/Rolls-Royce FJ44-1A turbofans. This contributes to the low operating cost and simplicity of the flight systems. The Pro Line 21 avionics package, complete with PFD (Primary Flight Display) and MFD (Multi Function Display) flat-panel screens provide reliable and easy-to-read metricts.
The simple avionics system incorporates various automated features and is ideal for a single pilot, specifically designed to operate on short runways. Ample baggage space includes several compartments and the total payload capacity of 1,400 pounds.
The interior is simple and comfortable with seating available for five passengers. The full-length dropped aisle gives the cabin a warmer feel and it can be further customized. The fastening system implemented in the double-sealed doors reduces cabin noise. The custom leather seats are highlighted by the deluxe cabinetry and wood fixtures.
Its dimensions, range and payload flexibility make the Cessna CJ1 the ideal economical private jet for short-range missions.
Top speed of the jet is 389 knots (720 km/h), with a range of 1,297 nautical miles (2402 km) and the asking price is $1,595,000. With an exterior design that is safe, unique and makes the aircraft stable and easy to fly, the CJ1 is a phenomenal aircraft.
A three-bedroom, three-bathroom Fifth Avenue with spectacular views of Central Park and a prime location is offered for $10,000,000. The modern masterpiece is a sublime blend of luxury, quality and comfort – an urban oasis of style and contemporary elegance.
The property is located on the thirty-ninth floor of the infamous Trump® Tower, which features exclusive services like a doorman and concierge service, recreation facilities, a gym, live-in super, and ample parking. Fifth Avenue’s renowned shops and boutiques are just a few steps away with high-end restaurants and luxurious SPA salons also being within easy each. This apartment benefits from every single luxury that Midtown Manhattan has to offer.
Resulting from the combination of two separate apartments – the fully renovated property is a stunning corner urban residence with a total living space of 2,200 square feet. Cherry wood floors and floor-to-ceiling windows are featured throughout and carrara marble slabs and Venetian plaster give the place a unique Italian feel, but blend seamlessly with the rest of the interior in a warm, vibrant ambiance.
Contemporary furniture and valuable antique works-of-art complement each other with the home’s flawless tone enhanced by quality light fixtures by Flos and Artemide as well as built-in electric blinds.
Dual exposures permit for stunning Central Park views as well as a flood of natural light. With plenty of space and generously proportioned rooms – the adjoining dining room and foyer provide additional space. The modern kitchen is equipped with state-of-the-art Gaggenau appliances for maximum comfort and luxury. All bedrooms feature spectacular city views with the master bedroom benefiting from an en-suit bathroom with a marble tub and double vanity. The rest of the bedrooms also include full bathrooms of their own and there is generous closet space throughout the apartment with a large walk-in closet.
All in all, the apartment comprises the best of urban living with an overflow of space, artistic use of high-quality materials and fixtures and beautiful contemporary design.
In the world of fine watchmaking superb engineering blends with impeccable design to create a new spectacular trend – that of microsculpture watches. Albeit simpler in terms of horological technology, these intricate timepieces are more advanced in visual design.
They are characterized by three-dimensional scenes – highly imaginative in theme and execution with the so-called “living pictures” conveying a stunning display of craftsmanship and expertise. More and more renowned brands are embracing the new trend and creating staggering pieces that are worth the time and attention.
Chopard debuted a sublimely exquisite enamel and 18k gold peacock watch – created by respected Japanese artist Kichiro Masumura. Employing old lacquering methods, the picture becomes vividly enchanting with the undertones and luxuriance of the piece enhancing its exuberant beauty. The price of the magnificent watch is $24,290.
Next in line is Boucheron’s ethnic and vividly colourful Crazy Jungle Hathi collection. Each of the timepieces showcases a different symbol that stands for something unique. The colours are bold and the execution of the design itself is flamboyant and eye-catching. All models retail for $90,000 each.
One of the world’s most renowned houses of jewellery – Cartier – graciously joined the trend of microsculpture watches with the bespoke Promenade d’une Panthère: a true testament to the brand’s sense of style and timeless elegance. The $92,000 watch boasts 633 diamonds set in white gold and adorning the strong feline figure that graces the dial – a true symbol of power and agility.
Luxury jeweler and watchmaker Van Cleef and Arpels’s “Poetic Complications” line that debuts one new model each year is the stuff that dreams are made of. The 2014’s Pont des Amoureux watch is a romantic and beautifully-detailed piece that brilliantly conveys the level of craftsmanship and attention to detail the house is known for. Priced $116,000, the watch comes in two models – one with a diamond band and another with a white leather strap.
Designed and marketed by the renowned Italian yacht builder Benetti in 2008, the I Dynasty is a stunning 59.30 metre motor yacht with impressive naval architecture and exterior design. The model is the result of the creative collaboration of Stefano Natucci and Studio Massari.
All decks are accessible via a state-of-the-art and beautifully-decorated. There is a large Jacuzzi and a discreetly installed barbecue grill together with a spacious dining table for large parties on the main sundeck. Additionally, the convenient heli-pad doubles as another sun bathing area for added pleasure and comfort. Ample side screens provide privacy, as well as shelter from the elements.
The main deck benefits from additional seating space as well as a stairwell that leads down to the swim platform for easy access to the water. A well-equipped galley on-board provides the chef with everything for maintaining the highest culinary standards, including a spacious walk-in fridge and freezer room.
Crew and captain are accommodated in eight cabins and a crew’s mess area provides plenty of space for relaxation in comfort.
The wheelhouse and radio room are equipped with the latest in navigation and communication technology, ensuring the highest standards of safety are achieved and maintained. A state-of-the-art audio video system allows for easy control of lights, curtain and blinds, air conditioning and heating.
The master suit is located on the main deck and boasts a king-size bed, built-in closets and spacious en-suit bathrooms – one with a jacuzzi and another with a Turkish steam room. A spacious dressing room and adjoining study are among the other luxuries. The VIP cabin is located on the upper deck and features panoramic views thanks to the ample windows. The suit consists of separate seating area, walk in dressing room, en suite bathroom and a king-size bed.