6. outdoor living

Fab lush patios (1)

In the warm months of the year you can dine or relax on your own or with your family or even entertain informal guests on the patio, the outdoor space adjoining the More »

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Steve Martin’s stunning colonial-style $10.5m villa

Comedian Steve Martin’s St Barthélemy villa, dubbed Villa Au Soleil, is nestled high in the hills above the Caribbean. The luxury colonial-style spread features four bedrooms, open-plan living space plus a dining-room. More »

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Fab lush patios (2)

Your yard can be turned into a comfortable relaxing spot by simple add-ons which will certainly maximise the outdoor living space. Patio umbrellas, covers and lights, fences, pergolas, half-walls and landscaping will More »

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World’s most eye-popping hotel suites (2)

Hugh Hefner Sky Villa, Palms Casino Resort, Las Vegas Highlights of the well-appointed suites include suggestive artwork, a spa bath which looks over the Strip, a high-end indoor pool, a poker table More »

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World’s most eye-popping hotel suites (1)

If you are a millionaire, then you must have tried at least one of these top-notch suites in any of their locations. If you are not, then you may want to see More »

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Dreamlike castle-like contemporary homes

Have you ever dreamed of living in a castle with modern-day amenities and beautifully landscaped  grounds and lush greenery? Well, some have already put this bold idea into practice. The spellbinding buildings More »

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Amazing colorful buildings (2)

Happy Rizzi House, Brunswick, Germany: 3-D pop artist James Rizzi and gallery owner Olaf Jäschke planned the building of an extremely colorful construction at the core of the Magni Quarter, the historic More »

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Amazing colorful buildings (I)

Our planet is inherently colorful (seascapes, landscapes, flora and fauna) and humankind has also widely contributed to this, mostly through the buildings they have created. Thus we perceive the world like a More »

Fab lush patios (1)

In the warm months of the year you can dine or relax on your own or with your family or even entertain informal guests on the patio, the outdoor space adjoining the main residence. Derived from Spanish, the word means a roofless inner courtyard and has evolved in the course of time to a hub of entertaining and relaxing activity.
Nowadays people tend to expand their living space outdoors, therefore patios are becoming ever more sprawling and fancier. Not only does a well-designed patio add living space to your home but it also adds to its sales value.
1. This awesome covered patio comprises a barbecue area, fountain and firepit.
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Steve Martin’s stunning colonial-style $10.5m villa

Comedian Steve Martin’s St Barthélemy villa, dubbed Villa Au Soleil, is nestled high in the hills above the Caribbean. The luxury colonial-style spread features four bedrooms, open-plan living space plus a dining-room. Outdoors it boasts lush verdant tropical gardens, a two-tiered infinity pool, and several sundecks and  terraces. The villa provides 180-degree views of St Jean Baie, which are second to none, according to the actor. The Martins purchased the fully-furnished retreat in 2008 and not long ago renovated it in a Caribbean-American style mixture. In between making his films, he and his family used this genuine haven to relax away from the hectic life of Tinseltown and to entertain guests. While the family were away, the villa was rented out.

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Fab lush patios (2)

Your yard can be turned into a comfortable relaxing spot by simple add-ons which will certainly maximise the outdoor living space. Patio umbrellas, covers and lights, fences, pergolas, half-walls and landscaping will provide both privacy and  comfort. These spectacular outdoor spaces showcase chic design, innovative materials and fancy accessories.

 

  1. This covered patio allows the indoor living room smoothly flow into the outdoors and creates comfort through the earth tones and de-luxe fabrics. If there is need for privacy, the heavy curtain can be drawn for shade as well.

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World’s most eye-popping hotel suites (2)

  1. Hugh Hefner Sky Villa, Palms Casino Resort, Las Vegas

Highlights of the well-appointed suites include suggestive artwork, a spa bath which looks over the Strip, a high-end indoor pool, a poker table and a revolving circular bed. The Palms is a much sought-after spot for celebrities. Other facilities luring the wealthy are the sky-high club, with a retractable roof and the poolside paradise.

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World’s most eye-popping hotel suites (1)

If you are a millionaire, then you must have tried at least one of these top-notch suites in any of their locations. If you are not, then you may want to see what millionaires can afford while being away on business or vacation.

 

  1. Grand Resort Lagonissi, Athens

This royal villa provides its guests with every amenity required by the high price of the stay – around $35,000 per night: gourmet restaurants, lush grounds, private beach, indoor and outdoor pool, steam bath and massage room bed along with first-rate private service: butler, chef and pianist.

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