One of Steve Mc Queens’ former homes, a ranch in Hailey, Idaho, was recently sold for $6.5 million. Sprawled across around 500 acres, the estate is situated in the neighborhood of Sun Valley resort. It was originally listed for $7.4 million so the buyers got it for 10% less than its original price tag.
Built in 2010, this outstanding house is a mixture of contemporary and mountain design and is perched on a promontory in Whistler, British Columbia, overlooking magnificent scenery. The high ceilings and floor-to-ceiling windows make the interior a sun-splashed space and allow the beholder to enjoy the multi-colored backyard with soothing cascading water and the awe-inspiring Whistler Mountain views in the distance.
Banyan Tree Hotels and Resorts will make its debut in India in 2013. Located in the backwaters of the southern state of Kerala, Banyan Tree Kerala will feature 59 pool villas with views of the surrounding waterways and canals. Gabled roofs and carved wooden façades define the architecture, while interiors make use of indigenous materials such as coir, a natural fiber extracted from the husk of coconuts, along with ornamental wood carvings, paintings, frescoes, and Kathakali art, which references the traditional and stylized classical Indian dance-drama from the region.
On the private island of Nediyathuruthu in the tropical Backwaters of Alleeppey, the secluded resort will offer 59 villas each with a private swimming pool. The luxury villas were decorated with traditional furnishings and elaborate woodwork.