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Tencent prepares its insane version of Hudson Yards in China

June 17, 2020

Net City in Shenzen would be the Chinese tech giant’s first master-planned community Tencent CEO Ma Huateng and a rendering of Net City (Wikipedia Commons) Source: The Real Deal Chinese tech conglomerate Tencent is preparing to break ground on a development in Shenzhen that can only be described as a neighborhood built from the ground up. Work is set to begin on the 21-million-square-foot project dubbed Net City later this year, accordi...

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More and more Spanish residents are dreaming of leaving the city

June 16, 2020

Source: Idealista News Photo by Eve Ji on Unsplash "A swimming pool, a garden or terrace and, most importantly, somewhere with good connectivity and the possibility of having fibre optic broadband". This may sound more like a letter to Father Christmas, but the vast majority of real estate agents have received a calls with similar wishlists during the two months that the population has been living in the state...

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As New York City Reopens, Luxury Home Contracts See a Small Jump

June 15, 2020

Manhattan saw the highest number of contracts signed and total sales since the pandemic escalated in the city 12 weeks ago The No. 1 contract signed last week was for a three-bedroom on the 70th floor at 111 West 57th Street, also known as One57. Image Source: JDS Development Source: Lucy Cohen Blatter, Mansion Global With seven contracts signed and a total sales volume of $85.275 million, last week was the strongest so far for Manhattan’s...

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Under the Brooklyn Bridge, new parkland takes shape

June 13, 2020

Source: Caroline Spivack, Curbed NY Brooklyn Bridge Park Corporation/Michael Van Valkenburgh Associates courtesy of the Landmarks Preservation Commission Little-used land under the Brooklyn Bridge will soon transform into a plaza, linking acres of Brooklyn parkland and capping a years-long revamp of the formerly industrial waterfront. The Landmarks Preservation Commission (LPC) this week approved plans by the Brooklyn Bridge Park C...

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Design Essentials | Ethical Design

June 10, 2020

Source: sothebysrealty, Sotheby's Extraordinary Living Blog Ibiza, Spain | Montse Hernandez, Ibiza Sotheby’s International Realty Good design is no longer just about aesthetics—it’s also about considering the context in which a product is made. Ethical design embraces sustainability while going beyond it to consider a product’s social impact, which includes the diversity of representation and even the treatment of employees within des...

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Inside Frank Lloyd Wright’s Astounding Legacy

June 9, 2020

Marking the 153rd anniversary of the architect’s birth, AD sheds light on the work that sustains his remarkable influence Source: Elizabeth Stamp, Architectural Digest Frank Lloyd Wright sitting for a sculpture in the 1950s at Taliesin West.Photo: Courtesy of the Frank Lloyd Wright Foundation Archives (The Museum of Modern Art | Avery Architectural & Fine Arts Library, Columbia University, New York) On a recent Thursday, the ...

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Los Angeles’s Historic Homes: A Tried-and-True Investment Even in a Time of Uncertainty

June 8, 2020

There’s been a groundswell of interest in the city’s notable residential architecture while buyers grow tired of copy-paste new development Source: Beckie Strum, Mansion Global A house by architect Wallace Neff in Pasadena. LOS ANGELES TIMES VIA GETTY IMAGES An exacting restoration project over the last few years has brought the 1930s home of Old Hollywood movie exec Samuel Goldwyn back to its former splendor, from new glass in the centu...

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Marbella Spain Real Estate Investment Opportunities Expert Report Released

June 5, 2020

Andalucia Realty has released a report discussing the advantages of investing in the Marbella area of Costa del Sol in Spain. Source: Jason Lopez, Newswire Andalucia Realty, in Marbella on the Costa del Sol in Spain Andalucia Realty has released a report discussing the advantages of investing in the Marbella area of Costa del Sol in Spain. Rents and populations continue to increase which spells profits. Andalucia Realty, in Marbella on th...

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Custom Art is Helping High-End Homeowners Paint a Clearer Picture

June 4, 2020

Real-estate agents are commissioning original artwork to make luxury property listings ‘stand out in a crowded sea of sameness’ A statement wall in a Pacific Heights Victorian was painted to complement the furnishings and other decor. COLIN PRICE PHOTOGRAPHY / NOZ DESIGN Source: Christina Poletto, Wall Street Journal When Jason Saft, a real-estate agent at Compass and founder of Staged to Sell Home, was called in to style a $2.495 millio...

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Luxury Developers Ramp Up Virtual Offerings for Stir-Crazy Renters

June 3, 2020

With amenity spaces off limits, lifestyle directors and amenity-service companies are planning virtual classes, workshops and online meet-and-greets to fill the void amid coronavirus Source: Amy Gamerman Rents at 525 West 52nd Street, a Manhattan luxury building, range from $3,500 to $9,000 a month.DOROTHY HONG FOR THE WALL STREET JOURNAL A Date Night dinner demo was in full swing one recent Friday at 525 West 52nd Street, a luxury rental bu...

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