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Maintaining Highclere Castle has been a difficult challenge for Lord Carnarvon, who is the head of the Herbert family. When he succeeded, he inherited about 8,000 acres. Some he sold to pay inheritance taxes, and since then he has made over the remainder to his son, Lord Porchester, and his grandson—but kept for himself the castle and his stud farm, amounting to about 600 acres. There are nine different entrances to this domain, which has a circumference of 16 miles, with three lakes on the grounds, and 56 Cedars of Lebanon, planted a good bit over three centuries ago.
Pictures have had to be sold, family silver and a fine pearl necklace also, and over the years, some of the outlying parts of the estate. But Lord Carnarvon was determined not to sell the family seat, and the status quo is preserved. The red-and-blue flag still waves valiantly and proudly from the tower over the castle.
In spite of the upkeep, life here has always been enjoyed in great style. Much attention is paid to detail. For example, when Lord Carnarvon gave a ball for a thousand guests in the 1950s, he wanted the house to be perfect. So the crenellations around the tower, which were falling apart, were reconstructed for the occasion in hardboard, and then floodlighted.
Lord Carnarvon lives at Highclere with a staff of seven. He is now 80, and remembers well his childhood in this house that has been in the family since the 18th century. When he was a small boy, there was a basic resident staff of 23—including a maid whose life was spent concocting preserves.
Lord Carnarvon went into the army when he was 18, and was posted to India with the Seventh Hussars. The problems of inheritance taxes were devastating, yet he managed to invest a considerable sum in modernization of the castle. The time of the lamplighter, who had orders to fill 150 lamps, came finally to an end.
Highclere has a long history. In the days of Edward VI, the Crown took possession of the manor on the site and granted it to another noble family. Over the generations it changed hands, eventually passing into the possession of the Herberts. At the end of the eighteenth century Henry Herbert was created first earl of Carnarvon.
From then on, major construction was done: making a park and lakes and rebuilding follies. Later, enormous plantings of azaleas and rhododendrons were made, and then the third earl altered Highclere Castle to the condition it is in now. He turned the place from house to castle with the assistance of Victorian architect Sir Charles Barry. In the custom of the time, the designs were molded along the Gothic lines of the Houses of Parliament.
PORSCHE TOWER ELEVATOR
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18555 Collins Avenue,
Sunny Isles Beach, FL 33160
TYPE: Condo, Pre – construction
GROUNDBREAKING DATE: Spring 2013
COST: $560 million
PRICES: $2,500,000 to $9,000,000
DELIVERY: 2016 (estimated)
SIZES: 3,800 to 9,500 sq feet
BEDROOMS: 3 to 5
TOTAL UNITS: 132
NUMBER OF Stories: 57
ABOUT PORSCHE DESIGN TOWER
High end automobile brands and real estate haven’t really had the most frequent of partnerships, without a few exceptions like the Jaguar Suite at the London Taj Hotel. But Porsche Design Studio, who has been an active entity carrying forward the expertise and aesthetics of the auto brand, has now tied up with Dezer Properties to create a 57-storey ultra-luxury tower in Sunny Isles Beach, Florida. Amongst other features of the tower, it will enable the owners to drive up their luxury vehicles in a sky-lift, meant exclusively to transport them to their apartments.
With a total of 132 units, the Porsche Design residential tower will have 3 unique drive-in lifts, platform lifts, which will allow owners drive their vehicles into them. Using sensor and controls, these lifts/platforms will then take the owners and their cars to the respective floors and individual apartments, all of which have been allotted separate parking garages. This will ensure a smooth access between the residential premises and parking spaces, without being an obstacle to any other resident around.
The $560 million tower will rise in Sunny Isles Beach as part of a collaboration between Germany-based Porsche Design Group developer and a local developer. It’s the world’s first condominium complex with elevators that take residents directly to their units while they are sitting in their cars.
Pull over into the designated space. Turn off the engine. And enjoy the oceanfront view as you escalate in a glass elevator that takes you, while you are sitting in your car, to the front door of your apartment. You don’t have to leave your car until you are in front of your apartment. After the resident pulls over and switches off the engine, a robotic arm that works much like an automatic plank will scoop up the car and put it into the elevator. Once at the desired floor, the same robotic arm will park the car, leaving the resident nearly in front of his front door. The glass elevators will give residents and their guests unparalleled views of the city or of the ocean during their high-speed ride, expected to last 45 to 90 seconds.
The building, Porsche Design Tower, was approved by the Sunny Isles Beach City Commission.
The cylindrical building will be erected on 2.2 acres of land at 18555 Collins Avenue. The 57-story luxury tower will have 132 units. Smaller units will be allocated two parking spaces and larger ones will have four, with 284 robotic parking spaces in total. There will be three elevators. Residents will be able to see their cars from their living rooms. Owners with fast cars and antiques will have a view of them.
Units will range from 3,800 to 9,500 square feet and could cost up to $9 million.
PORSCHE TOWER SUNNY ISLES BUILDING FEATURES AND AMENITIES:
- Ocean-to-Intracoastal see-through floor plans.
- Floor-to-ceiling walls of tinted glass in living room, dining room, kitchen, bedrooms and baths.
- Raised foyer ceilings.
- Gallery-quality wall finishes.
- Pre-wired for cable television and ceiling fans.
- Whirlpool full-size, sound proofed washer and dryer.
- Raised panel interior doors with custom hardware.
- Walk out over 400 feet of white sand beach.
- Lush, landscaped grounds maintained by professional gardeners, secured by 24-hour monitoring.
- Discrete street entrance controlled by an estate gate along entrance drive. Guests admitted via announcement and video identification, residents enter automatically.
- Set-back from road and lofty architecture provide for exceptional privacy and unusually serene setting.
PORSCHE TOWER SUNNY ISLES – CUSTOM DESIGNED KITCHEN FEATURES:
- Spacious design includes center island and breakfast area with spectacular view.
- Granite counter top and black splash.
- 42 inches built in, side-by-side refrigerator/freezer with cabinetry front.
- Built-in convection microwave oven.
- Sound-insulated dishwasher.
- Frankie stainless-steel, rimless double sink with spray, disposal and instant hot water.
- Snaidero wood cabinetry with under cabinet lighting and special package of custom accessories
PORSCHE TOWER SUNNY ISLES – MASTER BATH:
- Raised Jacuzzi whirlpool tub with accessories shelf..
- Kohler water closet and bidet.
- Glass-walled marble showers with Grohe fixtures and telephone spray.
- Full width mirror over double porcelain sinks.
- Marble floors with pattern insert.
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Como ja havia sido comentado em varios artigos de jornais revistas e na tv.Atualmente, o mercado de imóveis nos Estados Unidos tem um novo foco: “os brasileiros”, a Piquet Realty, faz a conexão entre EUA e Brasil.Atendendo a um publico seleto e exigente a Piquet Realty conta com um time de corretoras de varias nacionalidades, residentes em Miami.O foco tem sido direcionado ao cliente brasileiro, que deseja comprar uma propriedade para passar ferias ou para investir.O grande boom esta acontecendo no mercado de imoveis do Sul de Miami nas cidades de Aventura, Sunny Isles, North Miami Beach, South Beach, Midtown, Brickell extendendo-se ate a area de South Miami, onde a procura tem sido intensa e tende a crescer nos proximos anos.A intenção é levar cada vez mais opções de projetos arrojados aos investidores brasileiros.
Os imoveis em frente ao mar turquesa de Miami podem ser encontrados em grande numero.O comprador encontra grande variedade de precos e design atrativos. As obras seguem aceleradas, para atender uma crescente demanda por uma nova leva de condominios de luxo.Existem no mercado inumeras unidades em construcao, outros em faze de acabamento e tambem existem unidades a precos imperdiveis prontos para morar.Neste coquetel de lançamento em Sao Paulo na Artefacto Beach & Country foram trazidos trez projetos: “Golden Oak Walt Disney World Resort”, Orlando, “Trump Soho”, Nova York e “Porsche Design Tower Miami”, Sunny Isles.
E para conferir o projeto do primeiro condomínio residencial da Walt Disney, em Orlando, o Golden Oak Walt Disney World Resort. A expectativa é que os brasileiros fiquem entre os principais compradores dos cerca de 240 lotes do empreendimento. A ideia é ter castelos no condomínio, bem no clima de Sonhos seguindo o conceito visionario inicial de Walter de Dias Disney.No mesmo evento, será lançado também o projeto do primeiro prédio “Porsche Design Tower Miami”, localizado na praia de Sunny Isles, onde é possível estacionar dentro do seu apartamento em uma gargem toda feita em vidro, com elevador panoramico.Na ocasião, acontece ainda a apresentação do edifício Trump Soho, de Nova York, novo empreendimento do empresário Donald Trump. O projeto é um Condo hotel localizado no bairro sofisticado de Soho, decorado com muito luxo, pela móveis Fendi Casa, além de ter todo o design de interiores assinado por David Rockwell.
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The 10 two-bedroom penthouses and one deluxe duplex in Trump’s Soho Hotel Condominium are all still up for grabs, with prices ranging from $2.5 million to $8.7 million.
Trump SoHo offers world-class dining at Quattro Gastronomia Italiana, the second location of the acclaimed South Beach restaurant; Kastel cocktail lounge; The Spa at Trump®, with New York’s first luxury Turkish hammams; Bar d’Eau, a seasonal indoor-outdoor bar along the pool; and The Library, complete with books by TASCHEN.
Owners and guests also enjoy the resources of Trump Attaché, a luxury on-site concierge; a state-of-the-art fitness center; SoHi, an 1,800-square-foot top-floor private venue; an open-air urban plaza along the east side of the property; a 30-person screening room; a private business center and an event space for up to 220 guests, as well as 24-hour room service, evening turndown service, and more.
Trump SoHo is a favorite of A-list celebrities and a premier event location. It is surrounded by some of Manhattan’s best shopping, art galleries, restaurants and nightlife.
The crown-jewel penthouse is a 2,331-square-foot two-bedroom, 2.5 bath duplex penthouse on the 43rd and 44th floors with a 378-square-foot terrace and double-height floor-to-ceiling windows with sweeping views. The bi-level space has separate parlor areas and bedrooms on each floor and has an asking price of $8.7 million.
SERVICES & AMENITIES. Any discussion of service and amenities at the Trump SoHo® New York must begin with our personal and perceptive Trump Attaché™ signature service. Available to any hotel guest 24 hours a day, an Attaché™ offers everything from personal and business assistance to custom-stocked kitchens and personalized business cards and stationary. It’s the very definition of sophistication without pretension, attention without intrusion, and service without boundaries.
Wardrobe storage and management, another signature service, is designed for frequent visitors and allows guests to keep their clothing and personal items in New York rather than transporting luggage on each visit. Save time, look your best and avoid the hassles of traveling with luggage.
Other signature services to enjoy:
- World-class dining at The Restaurant
- 24-hour in-room dining
- Kastel Lounge
- The Library featuring books by Taschen
- Wardrobe storage & management service by Garde Robe for luggage-free travel, upon request
- Trump Attaché service, providing comprehensive business and personal services
- A custom-stocked mini bar prior to arrival, based on preferences
- Valet parking
- Nanny services
- 24-hour doormen
- Personalized stationery and business cards, upon request
- Full service business center
- Meeting rooms and function space
- Wireless Internet access
- Local fax transmission and retrieval, and in-room computers, upon request
- On-site security system and staff
- Overnight laundry and dry cleaning
- Trump Kids
- Trump Pets
- Personal Assistance and Shopping
- Shopping Card
TRUMP SOHO Portuguese
Trump Soho Nova York, o edifício de “vidro” da 246 Spring St., Manhattan, revelou 11 luxuosas penthouses.
Com o design impecável da Handel Architects, interiores do Rockwell Group, a decoração da Fendi Casa, o Trump SoHo Hotel Condominium New York apresenta 10 penthouses com dois quartos e uma duplex.
Os proprietários do Trump SoHo podem usar os studios, suítes e penthouses totalmente mobiliados e com serviço por até 120 noites por ano. Quando não usado pelo proprietário, as unidades são incluídas em um programa de gestão de aluguel que proporciona um modelo de propriedade conveniente, sendo um bom investimento.
As suítes tem serviços e comodidades próprias de um hotel de luxo;para compradores exigentes, ricas em tons e texturas, recheados de notas masculinas em madeiro, couro e camurça, todos os apartamentos trazem televisão de ecrã plano, sistemas integrados de mídia, bar, geladeira Sub Zero e adega.A penthouse principal, duplex, possui 217 m² e um terraço de 35m².
As 11 penthouses saem por aproximadamente US$2.5 milhões, já a penthouse duplex sai por US$8.7 milhões.
Alívio imediato é que o design dos quartos é clean, nada ostensivo. O edificio sem sombra de dúvidas conta com uma das mais incríveis vistas da cidade 360 graus.
Estudios, suítes e penthouses com amplos banheiros com detalhes personalizados, chuveiro e banheira de imersão independentes e ultra-grande, e sanitário separado. Fendi Casa decorou cada unidade com móveis, carpetes, cortinas e luminárias de design, incluindo TV de tela plana grandes e sistemas de mídia integrados.
Trump SoHo oferece restaurantes de categoria internacional como a culinária italiana na Quattro Gastronomia, o segundo restaurante aclamado de South Beach, o lounge de coquetel Kastel, o The Spa at Trump, com os primeiros banhos turcos de luxo de Nova York, o Bar d’Eau, um bar sazonal interno-externo no pátio da piscina de 557 metros quadrados e The Library, uma biblioteca da TASCHEN completa com livros.
Os proprietários e hóspedes também podem aproveitar os recursos do Trump Attaché, uma concierge de luxo no local, um centro de fitness avançado, o SoHi, um local privativo de 167 metros quadrados, uma praça urbana ao ar livre ao longo do lado leste da propriedade, uma sala de projeção para 30 pessoas, um centro de negócios privativos e um espaço para eventos para até 220 hóspedes, bem como um serviço de quarto 24 horas, preparação da cama à noite e muito mais.
GOLDEN OAK DISNEY RESIDENCES
Welcome to a world embraced by luxury, privacy, and the Magic of Disney.
This is a once in a lifetime opportunity. Own a piece of Disney at Golden Oak and LIVE ON DISNEY property!
As the story goes, a young Walt Disney would lie underneath the expansive branches of his ‘dreaming tree’ in Missouri – the birth place for some of the worlds most beloved Disney characters.
Some years later, Disney’s scenic Placerita Canyon Ranch served as the backdrop for segments of The Mickey Mouse Club TV show. The reserve of more than 900 acres was purchased by Disney in 1959 to serve as a quiet vista for TV and movie productions. Walt and his family also spent time relaxing and playing on the ranch. What was the name of this ranch? Golden Oak, in honor of a storied tree there which was said to have had actual golden nuggets found at its base in 1842.
Golden Oak at Disney is going to be a magical place with a unique address (Golden Oak, Florida) that comes with exclusive access and privilege.
- Live on Disney property with early access to the theme parks including early admission and extended Disney hours usually extended only to resort guests
- Up to 5 annual theme park “Black Tickets”. Each ticket allows for admission of up to 5 guests
- Private VIP transportation to and from the parks
- Access to select special-event tickets
- Community-hosted activities throughout the year
Your Golden Oak Concierge *
- Move-in services
- Travel and private transportation
- Disney parks and special-event tickets
- Golf tee-times
- Dinner reservations
- Private VIP tours
- At-home dinners and parties
- Holiday home decorating
- Grocery shopping and errands
- Pre-arrival and post-departure home maintenance services
Four Seasons Resort Orlando at Walt Disney World Resort
Prepare to be dazzled by the proposed Four Seasons Resort Orlando at Walt Disney World Resort, a grand 445-room hotel planned to be located at Golden Oak. Residents will have access to select amenities at the proposed Four Seasons Resort Orlando at Walt Disney World Resort including:
- An 18-hole golf course designed by Tom Fazio
- Superlative restaurants
- Facilities for private events
- A tranquil spa, offering a complete array of services, for body, mind and soul
Located southeast of the Magic Kingdom and north of Epcot (marked by an icon on the map below), the exclusive Golden Oak community will offer a single family custom homes priced between $1.5 and $8 million. Less than 30 home sites will be available for sale this year, so space is quite limited. The home designs have been created by Walt Disney Imagineers, making them dream homes for any Disney fan. The gated community will feature intimate neighborhoods and amenities within the entire 980-acre footprint.
This magnificent resort community offers first-ever whole ownership of custom single-family homes at Walt Disney World® Resort
GOLDEN OAK DISNEY Portuguese
O local mais badalado para morar em Orlando, agora fica dentro do complexo Disney.
Golden Oak é um condomínio de casas estilo Resort, que está sendo construído dentro do complexo Disney. As casas já estão a venda a partir de $1.400.000,00 até $8 milhões de dólares.
Aqueles que comprarem uma casa, em construção, até 31 de dezembro de 2011, recebem um passe Golden Oak VIP (por 5 anos) que dá direito a entrada em todos os parques temáticos Disney, Parques Aquáticos, Disney Quest e ESPN Wide World of Sports; com direito a 4 acompanhantes, estacionamento grátis e 20% de desconto em todas as mercadorias compradas no complexo Disney!
Os residentes de Golden Oak, também terão o privilégio de fazer parte do Golden Oak Club, que dá direito a transporte gratuito até os parques Disney (da porta de sua casa), mercadorias dos parques entregues em sua casa, horas extras mágicas quando os parques abrem antes e fecham mais tarde exclusivamente para moradores e hóspedes do Resort e sua casa pode ser decorada para o natal pelos decoradores Disney.
Os moradores também vão contar com serviços de limpeza e manutenção, supermercado, mudança, VIP Tours e muito mais.
Inicialmente serão três tipos de casas:
- Villages, casas com estilo romântico mediterrâneo em terrenos de mil metros quadrados.
- Estates, casas em diversos estilos incluindo Veneziano, Espanhol e Colonial em terrenos de 2 mil metros quadrados.
- Grand Estate Homes, casas em diversos estilos em terrenos de 3 mil metros quadrados.
PORSCHE TOWER MIAMI
Porsche Tower in Miami to allow occupants to take their cars along with them to their apartments
Luxury is yours to experience in the Sunny Isles Beach condos of Porsche Tower. This soaring 57-story tower was developed by the German Porsche Design Group and engineered with the latest technology for maximum comfort and utility. Every option is available to suit the most discriminating tastes on Sunny Isles Beach real estate. The see through floor plans of Porsche Tower in Sunny Isles Beach are the main attraction, offering ocean views and scenes of the Intracoastal Waterway. Spend seemless afternoons surrounded by the awe and wonder of the sea and surf from these lovely units.
Just Pull Your Luxury Car into the Elevator When You Get Home
In South Florida, Porsche-Tower is a new landmark in this vibrant Miami community. The water views, one-of-a-kind technology and tropical surroundings have created a buzz among investors as well as potential residents. These elements make up the perfect formula for a luxurious lifestyle. The German Porsche designers of this elegant construction brought their vision to life with a fusion of design elements, landscaping and materials that best depict the exotic ambiance that is Miami Beach. The nearby shopping, dining and entertainment venues only enhance the luxury amenities found on the premises of Porsche-Tower of Sunny Isles Beach.
Porsche Tower in Sunny Isles Beach Features:
-Dramatic walls of tinted glass surround the living and dining areas, kitchen, bedrooms and baths
-Foyer ceilings are raised
-Quality wall finishes with gallery style
-Pre-wiring for cable TV
-Full-sized whirlpool washer & dryer with sound proofing
-Interior doors have raised panel with custom hardware
-Access to 400 feet of beachfront
-Gated entrance controls the traffic in and out of the premises by guest announcement and video identification
-Professionally landscaped and meticulously maintained grounds
-Lofty architecture offers appeal that contributes to the tropical atmosphere
-Center island and breakfast areas are spaciously designed with stunning views
-Top-of-the-line Kitchen Aid appliances include:
-42 inch built-in, side by side refrigerator/freezer that mimics the cabinetry
-Built-in convection microwave oven for meals in a snap
-Sound insulated dishwasher offers quiet clean up
-Stainless steel rimless double sink with spray by Frankie
-Instant hot water dispenser and disposal
-Wood cabinetry with under cabinet lighting by Snaidero with choice of custom accessories
Porsche-Tower Master Bath Features:
-Water closet and bidet by Kohler
-Glass enclosed marble showers with telephone spray and Grohe fixtures
-Double porcelain sinks with full width mirror
-Patterned marble floors
The Buena Vista Yards consists of 56 acres of vacant land and is located south of N.E. 36th Street, north of 29th Street, west of N.E. 2nd Avenue, and east of North Miami Avenue.
It was formerly owned by the Florida East Coast (FEC) Railway, which used the property as a storage yard for freight containers in the maritime transport of goods. The land was purchased in 2002 by Biscayne Development Partners, LLC, a joint venture between Midtown Equities and Samuel & Company. Biscayne Development Partners in turn sold the western portion of the site (for retail and apartment development) to Developers Diversified Realty (DDR).
The developers are working closely with the City of Miami and Miami-Dade County to fund public improvements including street paving, gutters and sidewalks, water and sewer lines, drainage systems, landscaping, and irrigation. The financial funding from this project comes from many different sources, including a HUD Section 108 loan, Community Development District (CDD) Bonds, Economic Development Administration (EDA) funds, Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) funds, and the Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) funds.
Once finished, the project will consist of two major components: The Shops at Midtown (retail) and Midtown Miami (residential), providing approximately 600,000 square feet of retail space, 3,000 condo lofts and 350 apartment units. It will have an estimated development value of $1.2 billion and will generate an estimated 1,700 permanent jobs.
This enormous project will transform the neighborhood into a vibrant urban center and is destined to become one of the most dynamic new retail locations in South Florida.
Construction activity is on the upswing in Miami, and Midtown Opportunities L.L.C. has just purchased 22 acres to play with at the 56-acre Midtown Miami development. The private investment group shelled out nearly $57.3 million in cold hard cash to acquire the land from Midtown Equities L.L.C.
Commercial real estate and capital markets services provider HFF sealed the deal on behalf of the seller.
Midtown Miami has sprouted options ranging from residential to commercial and presently features 110,000 square feet of retail and office space among its offerings. In addition to thousands of condos and apartments, the mixed-use destination’s The Shops at Midtown Miami, owned by DDR Corp., will ultimately present over 600,000 square-feet of retail.
Midtown Opportunities has not yet revealed plans for its newly acquired land, which consists of 16 acres within Midtown Miami and six bordering acres that were once the site of a Chiquita Banana facility. Putting condominiums on the agenda may or may not be a good move. The mixed-use compound is already home to a bevy of for-sale multifamily residences, many of which sat vacant through the economic downturn. However, now that the market is back on the upswing, the condos are quickly finding new owners.
According to the Miami Downtown Development Authority, only 4,000 of the 23,000 new condo units that debuted in the city just before the big housing crash remained unclaimed by the middle of 2011. If Midtown Opportunities decides to go with condos, it will not be alone. Newgard Development Group recently announced that in 2012, it will kick off construction of the $170 million BrickellHouse, the first newly conceived condo project to get off the ground in the city since 2008.
Miami’s hotel market is also getting some attention from developers, and lenders appear to be onboard. In November, Lowe Enterprises Investors orchestrated a $51.2 million construction loan for the redevelopment of the 1930s-era Ritz Plaza Hotel into the 142-room SLS Hotel South Beach.
Retail, residential, lodging. Depending on zoning, the Midtown Opportunities may have more than a few options for its 22 acres at Midtown Miami.