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  • Fallingwater, 1491 Mill Run Road, Mill Run, Pennsylvania, U.S.A. Designed by American architect Frank Lloyd Wright in 1935.
  • Villa Savoye, 82 Rue de Villiers, F-78300 Poissy, France. Designed by Le Corbusier (1931).
  • Apple Campus 2, North Tantau Avenue, Cupertino, Santa Clara Valley, CA, U.S.A.
  • World's most expensive apartments: One Hyde Park, 100 Knightsbridge, London, OL9 6AA, England, U.K.
  • Casa Casuarina, 1116 Ocean Drive, Miami Beach, FL 33139, U.S.A.
  • Manhattan is the geographically smallest but most densely populated borough of New York City, State of New York, U.S.A.
  • World's most expensive home (€500 million / US$736 million / £397 million): Villa Leopolda, Villefranche-sur-Mer, Côte d'Azur, France.
  • 1 Cornwall Terrace, London, NW1 4QP, England, U.K. The world's most expensive terraced house: £100 million.
  • Blenheim Palace, Woodstock, Oxfordshire, England.
  • Burj Khalifa in Dubai - the tallest man-made structure ever built: 2,717 ft / 828 m, 163 habitable floors, plus 46 maintenance levels in the spire and 2 parking levels in the basement.
  • The Chemosphere - once called 'the most modern home built in the world'. 7776 Torreyson Drive, Los Angeles, CA, U.S.A.
  • Updown Court, Windlesham, Surrey, England, U.K. The most expensive private home on the market anywhere in the world (2005).
  • The Gherkin | 30 St Mary Axe, London, U.K.
  • Hearst-Davies Mansion, 1011 North Beverly Drive, Beverly Hills, CA 90210, U.S.A.
  • Hearst Castle, 750 Hearst Castle Road, San Simeon, CA 93452-9741, U.S.A.
  • Highclere Castle, Highclere Park, Newbury RG20 9RN, England, U.K.
  • Opus Hong Kong. Frank Gehry designed building on 53 Stubbs Road on Hong Kong Island. The most expensive apartments in Asia (August 27, 2012).

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  • 100 tallest completed buildings in the world - The Skyscraper Center.
  • America's $100 Million Homes - Forbes.
  • America's Most Expensive ZIP Codes - Forbes.
  • Brokedown Palaces - Forbes.
  • CASTLES FOR SALE
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  • Castles Seek Knights in Shining Armor - Poland is offering investors the chance to become lords of their own manors at knockdown prices in a bid to rescue hundreds of the aristocratic mansions that flourished in its pre-communist past.
  • Costa Rica Million Dollar Homes - The Luxury Real Estate Boutique of Costa Rica.
  • DOMESDAY BOOK - the record of the great survey of much of England and parts of Wales completed in 1086.
  • GLOBAL PROPERTY GUIDE - site for residential property investors who want to buy houses or apartments in other countries.
  • Golden Mile - list of geographical features called the "Golden Mile".
  • Golden Triangle - list of geographical features called the "Golden Triangle".
  • Great house - large and stately residence; the term encompasses different styles of dwelling in different countries.
  • Household staff - practices vary depending on the size of the household and the preference of the employers, but in general the staff is divided into departments run by the butler, cook and housekeeper.
  • Millionaires' Mile - list of the exclusive residential neighborhoods of various cities called the "Millionaire's Mile".
  • MOBILE WEALTHY RESIDENCY INDEX - see the 11 preferred jurisdictions.
  • Monaco Is the World’s Most Expensive Place to Buy Luxury Homes - Bloomberg.
  • MONSTER BILLIONAIRE MANSIONS - Forbes.
  • MONTE-CARLO'S "CARRÉ D'OR" - Place du Casino and the neighbouring roads (Avenue Monte-Carlo, Avenue des Beaux Arts, Allées Lumières).
  • Most Expensive Home Sales in U.S. History - Forbes.
  • New Trophy Mansions of The Forbes 400 - Forbes.
  • SIMON CONN - "Overseas Property & Finance Specialist." Can arrange residential mortgages in over 50 countries around the world.
  • The Most Expensive Buildings In The World - Business Insider.
  • the richest of the rich and their island getaways – interactive - The Guardian.
  • THE WEALTH REPORT 2011 - produced by Knight Frank in conjunction with Citi Private Bank. Offers a unique perspective on the key luxury property markets around the world.
  • WORLD'S MOST EXPENSIVE BUILDING - Yongsan Landmark Tower (2016), Seoul, South Korea: US$3.45 billion.
  • WORLD'S MOST EXPENSIVE SHOPPING LOCATIONS - survey by Cushman & Wakefield.
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  • 1 Cornwall Terrace, London, NW1 4QP, England, U.K.
  • 1 CORNWALL TERRACE - London, NW1 4QP, England, U.K. The world's most expensive terraced house: £100 million. Built in the 1820s, and spans 21,500 square feet. The house has seven bedrooms, nine bathrooms, and 11 reception rooms.
  • One Times Square, 1 Times Square, New York City, NY 10036, U.S.A.
  • 1 Times Square - also known as 1475 Broadway, the New York Times Building, the New York Times Tower, or simply as the Times Tower, is a 25 story, 395 foot (110.6 m) high skyscraper, designed by Cyrus L. W. Eidlitz, located at 42nd Street and Broadway in New York City. The tower was originally built to serve as the headquarters of the local newspaper, The New York Times.
  • 1 WTC | One World Trade Center, Vesey St, New York, NY 10006, U.S.A.
  • 1 WTC | ONE WORLD TRADE CENTER - Vesey St, New York, NY 10006, U.S.A. Sometimes called by its previous name Freedom Tower, is the main building of the new World Trade Center complex in Lower Manhattan, New York City. The 104-story supertall skyscraper is being constructed in the northwest corner of the 16-acre World Trade Center site, occupying the location where the original 8-story 6 World Trade Center once stood. Scheduled completion in late 2013, One World Trade Center will be the tallest building in the Western Hemisphere and the third-tallest building in the world by pinnacle height, with its spire reaching a symbolic 1,776 feet (541.3 m) in commemoration of the year of American independence.
  • 6 Palace Green, Kensington Palace Gardens, London W8 4QP, England, U.K.
  • 6 Palace Green, Kensington Palace Gardens - London, England, U.K. Nicknamed "Billionaires Row". Indian Billionaire Steel tycoon, Lakshmi Mittal has put his Palace Green estate in Kensington on the market (May 2013), with a price tag of US$166 million (£110 million). The property (14,736 sq ft) has garage space for 20 cars, 12 bedrooms, Turkish baths, a ballroom, an oak-paneled picture gallery and an ornate basement pool.
  • 8 Spruce Street, New York City, NY 10038, U.S.A.
  • 8 Spruce Street - New York City, NY 10038, U.S.A. Originally known as Beekman Tower and currently marketed as New York by Gehry, the 76-story skyscraper designed by architect Frank Gehry. New York by Gehry is the 11th tallest residential tower in the world and the tallest residential building in the Western Hemisphere as of date 2011. The tower contains only rental units (898 in total), something of a rarity in New York’s Financial District and somewhat resembles Aqua, a Chicago skyscraper, in height and form.
  • 8 St James's Square, Westminster, London SW1Y 4LG, England, U.K.
  • 8 ST JAMES'S SQUARE - Westminster, London SW1Y 4LG, England, U.K. World's third most expensive flat: £115 mio. (2008).
  • 15 Central Park West, New York City, NY, U.S.A.
  • 15 Central Park West - New York City's most expensive apartment (US$88 million, 6,744 sq. ft., 10 rooms, , including four bedrooms, a wrap-around terrace (that is over 2,000-square feet), a gallery, a wet bar, walk-in closets, a library and two wood-burning fireplaces). Purchased by Ekaterina Rybolovleva, the 22-year-old daughter of Russian billionaire Dmitry Rybolovlev. Paid the full US$88 million sticker price in December 2011.
  • 16 Victoria Square, London SW1W 0RA, England, U.K.
  • 16 Victoria Square, London SW1 - terraced house, leasehold, 4 beds, 4 baths, 3 receps. The home of Ian Fleming from 1953 until his death in 1964. Value (2014): £3,750,000.
  • 18 Carlton House Terrace, London SW1Y 5AH, England, U.K.
  • 18 Carlton House Terrace - London SW1, England, U.K. WORLD'S MOST EXPENSIVE HOUSE: £250 million. Situated less than a mile from Buckingham Palace the six-storey Grade I Regency mansion is described as "the finest residence in London". 50,000 sq. ft. of living space.
  • 22b Ebury Street, Belgravia, London SW1W 0LU, England, U.K.
  • 22b Ebury Street, Belgravia, London - English author Ian Fleming bought a flat from the fascist leader Oswald Mosley in 1934 and lived here until 1945. Moonraker villain Sir Hugo Drax also lived in this flat and Bond chased him down Ebury Street, all the way to Dover! This building was constructed in 1830 as a Baptist church but is now divided into several flats.
  • 23 St Margaret's Bay, Dover, Kent CT15 6AG, England, U.K.
  • 23 St Margaret's Bay, Dover, Kent - Ian Fleming bought the house from his friend Noël Coward in 1951.
  • The Gherkin | 30 St Mary Axe, London, U.K.
  • 30 ST MARY AXE | The Gherkin - 591 ft / 180 m 40 floors (architects: Foster + Partners) (London, U.K.).
  • White House, 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue NW, Washington, D.C. 20500, U.S.A.
  • 1600 PENNSYLVANIA AVENUE - the White House is the official residence and principal workplace of the President of the United States, located at 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue Northwest, Washington, D.C., U.S.A. Pennsylvania Avenue is a street in Washington, D.C. that joins the White House and the United States Capitol. Called "America's Main Street". Real estate website Zillow’s listing for the White House at 1600 Pennsylvania Ave. NW describes it as a "magnificent 132-room mansion (estimated value: US$324,098,369)" as the "rarest of homes in the U.S. since it is not only the residence of the U.S. president and his family, but it also has two wings with offices for the president, the First Lady, top staff and aides."
  • The Al Capone House, 93 Palm Avenue, Palm Island, Miami Beach, FL 33139, U.S.A.
  • Al Capone House - 93 Palm Avenue, Palm Island, Miami Beach, FL 33139, U.S.A. 10,000-square-foot waterfront mansion on Palm Island in Miami Beach. Built in 1922 by Clarence Busch, a member of the Anheuser-Busch brewing family. Bought by Al Capone in 1928 for $40,000. Listed at US$8.45 million.
  • Alnwick Castle, Alnwick, Northumberland NE66 1NQ, England, U.K.
  • Alnwick Castle - castle and stately home in the town of the same name in the English county of Northumberland. It is the residence of the Duke of Northumberland, built following the Norman conquest, and renovated and remodelled a number of times. It is a Grade I listed building and receives over 800,000 visitors per year. The current duke and his family live in the castle, but they only occupy part of it. The castle is open to the public throughout the summer. After Windsor Castle, it is the second largest inhabited castle in England. The castle is used as a stand in for the exterior and interior of Hogwarts in the Harry Potter films, which has led to an increase in public interest with Alnwick. It’s also famous for it’s poison garden – a garden specially cultivated with dangerous plants.
  • Antilia, Altamount Rd, Tardeo, Mumbai, MH 400026, India.
  • ANTILIA - Altamount Rd, Tardeo, Mumbai, MH 400026, India. World's largest home: 400,000 square feet, 27-floor personal home in South Mumbai belonging to businessman Mukesh Ambani, chairman of Reliance Industries. A full-time staff of 600 maintains the residence, reportedly the most expensive home in the world: between US$1 billion and $2 billion.
  • Apple Campus 2, North Tantau Avenue, Cupertino, Santa Clara Valley, CA 95015, U.S.A.
  • Apple Campus 2 - North Tantau Avenue, Cupertino, Santa Clara Valley, CA 95015, U.S.A. "The best office building in the world": a four-story ring, which, at 2.8 million square feet, would be two-thirds the size of the Pentagon and set among 176 acres of 6,000 trees, accommodating more than 12,000 employees, parking spaces underground. Total cost: US$6 billion (eclipsing the US$3.9 billion being spent on the new One World Trade Center complex in New York). To achieve its goals of a "net-zero energy" campus, the roof of the "spaceship" will hold 700,000 square feet of solar panels, enough to generate 8 megawatts of power. Move-in date: 2016.
  • Apsley House, 149 Piccadilly, Hyde Park Corner, London W1J 7NT, England, U.K.
  • Apsley House - also known as Number One, London, is the London townhouse of the Dukes of Wellington. It stands alone at Hyde Park Corner, on the south-east corner of Hyde Park, facing south towards the busy traffic roundabout in the centre of which stands the Wellington Arch.
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  • Barbra Streisand's Malibu home, Point Dume, California, U.S.A.
  • Barbra Streisand's Malibu home - in 2003, Streisand sued aerial photographer Kenneth Adelman for displaying a photograph of her Malibu, California home, along with 12,000 other photos of the California coastline taken to illustrate coastal erosion. The picture had at that point been downloaded a total of six times, two of which were by Streisand's lawyers. The suit had the unintended consequence of drawing attention to the photograph, which suddenly became wildly popular and was rapidly copied to multiple mirrors outside the immediate reach of US law. Her lawsuit was eventually dismissed under the anti-SLAPP provisions of California law. Mike Masnick of Techdirt coined the term Streisand effect in January 2005 to describe the publicity generated by Streisand's efforts to suppress the publication of the photograph. The 10,485 sq. ft. main house was built in 1984 with 8 bedrooms and 11 bathrooms. The small 2,013 sq. ft. guesthouse was built in 1948 and sits adjacent to the newly constructed 5,961 sq. ft. buildings known as the Barn and the Mill House that were built in 2007. Current speculation pegs the value of the estate at between $60-$100 million.

  • Beijing National Stadium, aka 'Bird's Nest', 1 National Stadium South Rd, Chaoyang, Beijing, China.
  • BEIJING NATIONAL STADIUM | "BIRD'S NEST" - stadium in Beijing, China. The stadium was designed for use throughout the 2008 Summer Olympics and Paralympics. The world's largest steel structure.
  • The Bel Air west gate at Sunset and Bellagio, Los Angeles, California, U.S.A.
  • BEL AIR - affluent residential community in the hills of the Westside of the city of Los Angeles, California, United States. Together with Beverly Hills and Holmby Hills it forms the Platinum Triangle of Los Angeles neighborhoods.
  • Rodeo Drive of Beverly Hills, California is a shopping district known for designer label and haute couture fashion. The name generally refers to a three-block long stretch of boutiques and shops but the street stretches further north and south.
  • BEVERLY HILLS - affluent city in Los Angeles County, California, United States, which is surrounded by the City of Los Angeles. Beverly Hills is world-famous for its luxurious culture and famous residents. It is home to renowned shopping district Rodeo Drive.
  • Billionaires Row, Kensington Palace Gardens, London W2 2UH, England, U.K.
  • Billionaires Row - Kensington Palace Gardens, London W2 2UH, England, U.K. Street in west central London with some of the most expensive property in the world.
  • Billionaire's row, Palm Beach, Florida - defined as the area between 1200 and 2200 South Ocean Shore Drive and is considered to be the most exclusive and luxurious collection of estate properties in Palm Beach.
  • Biltmore Estate, 1 Lodge St, Asheville, NC 28803, U.S.A.
  • BILTMORE HOUSE & ESTATE - "America's Largest Home and More!" (Asheville, NC, U.S.A.). Biltmore House, the main house on the estate, is a Châteauesque-styled mansion built by George Washington Vanderbilt II between 1889 and 1895 and is the largest privately owned house in the United States, at 178,926 square feet (16,622.8 m²) and featuring 250 rooms. Still owned by one of Vanderbilt's descendants, it stands today as one of the most prominent remaining examples of the Gilded Age.
  • BISHOPS AVENUE - Hampstead, London N2 0BE, England, U.K. It is considered to be one of the wealthiest streets in the world, comparable to a select few ultra-exclusive roads in such other affluent places around the world as Beverly Hills, Monaco and Hong Kong.
  • Blenheim Palace, Woodstock, Oxfordshire, England.
  • Blenheim Palace, Woodstock, Oxfordshire, England.
  • Blenheim Palace - residence of the dukes of Marlborough. It is the only non-royal non-episcopal country house in England to hold the title of palace. The palace, one of England's largest houses, was built between 1705, and circa 1724. UNESCO recognised the palace as a World Heritage Site in 1987.
  • Bob Guccione Mansion, 14-16 East 67th Street, New York, NY 10065, U.S.A.
  • BOB GUCCIONE 27-room Beaux Arts-style MANSION - 14-16 East 67th Street, Manhattan’s Upper East Side sold in March 2008 for $49 mio. to hedge-fund manager Philip Falcone.
  • Bob Hope Residence, 2466 Southridge Drive, Palm Springs, CA, U.S.A.
  • Bob Hope SPACE-AGE Residence - 2466 Southridge Drive, Palm Springs, CA, U.S.A. The 23,366-square-foot home was designed in 1973 by John Lautner to resemble a volcano. Completed in 1980 the six bedroom, 10 bath home features a putting green, tennis court, and two pools. An architectural treasure that hit the market in late February, 2013 for US$50 million.
  • World's tallest building, the Burj Khalifa in Dubai.
  • BURJ KHALIFA - (formerly known as Burj Dubai) the tallest man-made structure ever built: 2,717 ft / 828 m, 163 habitable floors, plus 46 maintenance levels in the spire and 2 parking levels in the basement.
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  • Casa Casuarina, 1116 Ocean Drive, Miami Beach, FL 33139, U.S.A.
  • Casa Casuarina - 1116 Ocean Drive, Miami Beach, FL 33139, U.S.A. This luxurious mansion has gone by many names, including Casa Casuarina, the Amsterdam Palace, and most recently, The Villa By Barton G. But most will always think of it as the Versace Mansion, since it is most famous as the former home and murder site of Italian fashion designer Gianni Versace on July 16, 1997. The mansion was originally built in 1930 by the architect, author, and philanthropist, Alden Freeman. Mr. Freeman was the heir to the Standard Oil fortune. He modeled the mansion after the oldest house in the western hemisphere, the "AlcÁzar de ColÓn" in Santo Domingo. In 1992, the mansion was purchased by the famous Italian fashion designer, Gianni Versace, for a price of $2.9 million.
  • La Casa Loriana, The Golden Mile, Marbella, Spain.
  • CASA LORIANA - The Golden Mile, Marbella, Spain. €50,000,000.
  • Castle Howard, York YO60 7DA, North Yorkshire, England, U.K.
  • Castle Howard - York YO60 7DA, North Yorkshire, England, U.K. 'One of the World's Top Ten Greatest Mansions and Grand Houses' - Lonely Planet's 1,000 Ultimate Sights.
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  • High density buildings in Causeway Bay, Hong Kong.
  • Causeway Bay - heavily built-up area of Hong Kong, located on the Hong Kong Island, and covering parts of Wan Chai and Eastern districts. The rent in the shopping areas of Causeway Bay was ranked as the world's most expensive for the second year in a row, after overtaking New York's Fifth Avenue (annual rent per sq. ft.: US$2,500) in 2012. Annual rent per sq. ft.: US$3,017.
  • CELEBRITY HOUSES - Hooked on Houses.
  • Champ d'Or Estate, 1851 Turbeville Rd, Hickory Creek, TX 75065, U.S.A.
  • Champ d'Or Estate - baroque French château located in Hickory Creek, Texas. Inspired by Vaux-le-Vicomte near Paris, France, the château situated at 1851 Turbeville Road, in Denton County. Champ d'Or took five years to plan and construct—using materials from all over the nation. The 25-acre (100,000 m²) estate includes the 48,000-square-foot (4,500 m²) mansion, an adjacent one-and-a-half-acre lake, formal gardens, indoor and outdoor swimming pools, a tennis court, a pool/tennis house and two matching guardhouses. The sprawling house features an iconic dome with a ceiling height of 78 feet (24 m); a ballroom with Versailles-style mirrors; a garden room with windows which descend electronically, opening to a veranda which seats 450 for dinner; a two-story Chanel-styled closet in the master; a theater; a bowling alley, and a racquetball court.
  • Champs-Élysées, Paris, France.
  • Champs-ÉlysÉes - street in Paris, France. With its cinemas, cafés, luxury specialty shops and clipped horse-chestnut trees, the Champs-Élysées is one of the most famous streets and one of the most expensive strips of real estate in the world. Several French monuments are also on the street, including the Arc de Triomphe and the Place de la Concorde.
  • Château de la Croë, Avenue Monseigneurs-Lieutenant Beaumont, 06160 Antibes, France.
  • CHÂTEAU DE LA CROË - Cap d'Antibes, France. Built in 1927, it has been home to: the Duke and Duchess of Windsor, Aristotle Onassis and Stavros Niarchos. In 2004 it was bought by Russian billionaire Roman Abramovich for a reported £15 million.
  • Chatsworth House, Bakewell, Derbyshire DE45 1PP, England, U.K.
  • Chatsworth House - stately home in North Derbyshire, England. It is the seat of the Duke of Devonshire, and has been home to his family, the Cavendish family, since Bess of Hardwick settled at Chatsworth in 1549. The house, set in expansive parkland and backed by wooded, rocky hills rising to heather moorland, contains a unique collection of priceless paintings, furniture, Old Master drawings, neoclassical sculptures, books and other artefacts. Chatsworth has been selected as the United Kingdom's favourite country house several times.
  • The Chemosphere, designed by American architect John Lautner in 1960. 7776 Torreyson Drive, Los Angeles, CA, U.S.A.
  • Chemosphere - once called "the most modern home built in the world". The building stands on the San Fernando Valley side of the Hollywood Hills, just off of Mulholland Drive: 7776 Torreyson Drive, Los Angeles, CA, U.S.A.
  • Chesa Futura, Via Tinus 25, 7500 St. Moritz, Switzerland.
  • CHESA FUTURA - Norman + Partner's masterpiece in St. Moritz: Chesa Futura apartment building in Switzerland's Engadin Valley.
  • Chrysler Building, 405 Lexington Avenue, New York City, NY 10174, U.S.A.
  • CHRYSLER BUILDING - 1,046 ft / 318.9 m 77 floors (New York City, NY, U.S.A.).
  • CN Tower, 301 Front St W, Toronto, ON M5V 2T6, Canada.
  • CN TOWER - 1,815,4 ft / 553,33 m 147 floors concrete communications and observation tower in Downtown Toronto, Ontario, Canada.
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  • Dubai Marina.
  • DUBAI MARINA - district in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. Dubai Marina is an artificial canal city, built along a two mile stretch of Persian Gulf shoreline.
  • Duke–Semans mansion, 1009 Fifth Avenue, New York City, NY 10028, U.S.A.
  • DUKE-SEMANS MANSION - Manhattans most expensive townhouse: US$44 mio. The building was built in 1901. The house was owned by the Duke Family until 2006 when they sold it for US$40,000,000 to to real estate billionaire Tamir Sapir. Carlos Slim, at the time the richest person in the world, bought the mansion four years later in 2010 for US$44,000,000.
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  • Easton Neston, Towcester, Northamptonshire, England, U.K.
  • Easton Neston - country house near Towcester, Northamptonshire, England. It was designed in the Baroque style by the architect Nicholas Hawksmoor. Easton Neston is thought to be the only mansion which was solely the work of Hawksmoor. The house Hawksmoor built at Easton Neston can be best described as a miniature palace that owes the colossal order of pilasters and crowning balustrade to Michelangelo's palazzi on the Campidoglio at Rome and may in turn have influenced through engravings in Vitruvius Britannicus Gabriel's design of the Petit Trianon at Versailles, which was not to be built for another 50 years.
  • Eifel Tower, Champ de Mars, 5 Avenue Anatole France, 75007 Paris, France.
  • EIFFEL TOWER - iron lattice tower located on the Champ de Mars in Paris, named after the engineer Gustave Eiffel, whose company designed and built the tower. Erected in 1889 as the entrance arch to the 1889 World's Fair, it has become both a global cultural icon of France and one of the most recognizable structures in the world. The tower is the tallest structure in Paris and the most-visited paid monument in the world; 7.1 million people ascended it in 2011. The tower received its 250 millionth visitor in 2010.
  • El Fureidis, 631 Para Grande Lane, Montecito, CA 93108, U.S.A.
  • El Fureidis - (Little Paradise or Pleasure Gardens) is a 10,000-square-foot (930 m²) historic estate built in 1906 on 10 acres in Montecito, California, U.S.A. Originally called the James Waldron Gillespie Estate or Gillespie Palace after its original owner, the Roman, Persian, Arabic, and Spanish-styled architecture is one of only five houses designed by the American architect Bertram Grosvenor Goodhue. El Fureidis is most famous for being the source of rare palm trees now found in Disneyland's Adventureland and Jungle Cruise ride. It was also used in the main outside location shots for Tony Montana’s Coral Gables mansion in the 1983 film Scarface. List Price: US$29,500,000. Rent: US$30,000 / Month.
  • ELM STREET - definition & explanation.
  • Empire State Building, 350 5th Ave, New York, NY 10118, U.S.A.
  • EMPIRE STATE BUILDING - 102-story skyscraper located in Midtown Manhattan, New York City, at the intersection of Fifth Avenue and West 34th Street. It has a roof height of 1,250 feet (381 meters), and with its antenna spire included, it stands a total of 1,454 ft (443.2 m) high. It stood as the world's tallest building for 40 years, from its completion in 1931 until construction of the World Trade Center's North Tower was completed in 1972. Following the September 11 attacks in 2001, the Empire State Building was again the tallest building in New York (although it was no longer the tallest in the US or the world), until One World Trade Center reached a greater height on April 30, 2012.
  • Enigma Mansion, Cape Town, Western Cape 8005 South Africa.
  • Enigma Mansion - Cape Town’s grandest and palatial mansion occupies more than 7000 sqm of the most prestigious residential area on the entire Atlantic seaboard. Located in a triangle between 3 streets in the heart of the Glen.
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  • Fairfield Pond, 1 Fairfield Pond Road, Sagaponack, The Hamptons, NY 11962, U.S.A.
  • Fairfield Pond - 1 Fairfield Pond Road, Sagaponack, The Hamptons, NY 11962, U.S.A. The 66,000 square metre US$ 200 million building, sitting on 63 acres of ground is privately owned by junk bond billionaire Ira Rennert. Features include a 91 foot dining room, bowling alley, two tennis courts, two squash courts and a US$150,000 hot tub.
  • Fallingwater designed by American architect Frank Lloyd Wright. Mill Run, Pennsylvania, U.S.A.
  • FALLINGWATER - aka the Edgar J. Kaufmann Sr. Residence, is a house designed by American architect Frank Lloyd Wright in 1934 in rural southwestern Mill Run, Pennsylvania, U.S.A.
  • Fisher Island, Miami Beach, FL 33109, U.S.A.
  • FISHER ISLAND - named for automotive parts pioneer and beach real estate developer Carl G. Fisher, who once owned it, Fisher Island is 3 miles off shore of mainland South Florida. No road or causeway connects to the island, which is accessible by private boat or ferry. Once a one-family island home of the Vanderbilts, and later several other millionaires, it was sold for development in 1960s. The property sat vacant for well over 15 years before development was begun for very limited and restrictive multi-family use. As of the 2010 census, Fisher Island had the highest per capita income of any place in the United States in 2010. The CDP had only 226 households and a total population of 132 persons.
  • Flat 24, Carlyle Mansions, Cheyne Walk, Chelsea, London SW3 5LS, England, U.K.
  • Flat 24, Carlyle Mansions, Cheyne Walk, Chelsea - Carlyle Mansions is an apartment block located on Cheyne Walk, in Chelsea, London. Named after Thomas Carlyle, a longtime resident of the area, the building is nicknamed the “Writers’ Block” because it has been home to a ton of authors, among them, Henry James, Erskine Childers, T. S. Eliot, Somerset Maugham, and Ian Fleming. Fleming lived there in August 1950 after moving into Flat No. 24 Carlyle Mansions and it is there, while also working for the Sunday Times, that he began writing his first Bond book, Casino Royale. Value (2014): £3.590.000.
  • Flatiron Building, 175 5th Avenue & Broadway, New York City, NY 10010, U.S.A.
  • FLATIRON BUILDING - originally the Fuller Building, is located at 175 Fifth Avenue in the borough of Manhattan, New York City, and is considered to be a groundbreaking skyscraper. Upon completion in 1902, it was one of the tallest buildings in the city and one of only two skyscrapers north of 14th Street – the other being the Metropolitan Life Insurance Company Tower, one block east. The building sits on a triangular island-block formed by Fifth Avenue, Broadway and East 22nd Street, with 23rd Street grazing the triangle's northern (uptown) peak. As with numerous other wedge-shaped buildings, the name "Flatiron" derives from its resemblance to a cast-iron clothes iron.
  • Fleur de Lys, 350 North Carolwood Drive, Holmsby Hills, Los Angeles, CA 90077, U.S.A.
  • FLEUR DE LYS - 12-bedrroms and 15-baths, plus a guest house, on 5-gated Beverly Hills acres, 35,000+ square feet. Has been for sale since 2008 by owner philanthropist Suzanne Saperstein, asking price: US$125 mio. (Holmby Hills, CA, U.S.A.).
  • Floating House by architect Dymitr Malcew.
  • Floating House by Dymitr Malcew - designed for people who appreciate freedom and nature at their doorstep. House offers 2 luxurious bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, living room, kitchen and generous terrace.
  • Franchuk Villa, No. 10 Belgrave Square, Belgravia, London, England, U.K.
  • Franchuk Villa - No. 10 Belgrave Square, Belgravia, London, U.K. Six-story property in Belgravia, central London, has 20-foot ceilings, luxurious fixtures and more than 21,000 square feet of living space. The Victorian Villa was formerly a girl's prep school until 1997. Bought and upgraded in 2006, then received an expensive multi-million overhaul. The lavish amenities include an indoor swimming pool in the basement, a gym, a home theater, a garage room, a news house and much more. The Villa was then purchased by Ukrainian AIDS philanthropist, Elena Franchuk, who renamed it the Franchuk Villa. Valued at US$161,000,000.
  • Frank Sinatra’s NYC Penthouse, 530 East 72nd Street, New York City, NY 10021, U.S.A.
  • Frank Sinatra’s NYC Penthouse - 23rd floor, 530 East 72nd Street, New York City, NY 10021, U.S.A. Designed by Ol’ Blue Eyes himself in 1961 and serving as his primary residence until 1972. 3,200-square-foot duplex penthouse: four bedrooms, six bathrooms, contemporary glass staircase, marble fireplace and gourmet kitchen: listed at US$6 million. Dubbed a "Glittering grotto in the sky" by Andy Warhol.
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  • Garden of Allah, 8152 Sunset Boulevard, West Hollywood, California, U.S.A.
  • Garden of Allah - (1927-1959). Famous apartment/hotel complex in West Hollywood, California, U.S.A., on 8152 Sunset Boulevard between Crescent Heights and Havenhurst, at the east end of the Sunset Strip. The Garden of Allah became home to many celebrities and literary figures.
  • Genthod Maison, CH-1294 Genthod, Canton of Geneva, Switzerland.
  • Genthod Maison - CH-1294 Genthod, Canton of Geneva, Switzerland. Located in the delightful commune of Genthod on a large plot by the lake, this exceptional property has extremely impressive features. The bold, original architecture includes glass facades providing a breathtaking view over Lake Geneva from all rooms. The house has a 6,942 sq.ft / 645 sq.m living area and a floor area of over 13,993 sq.ft / 1,300 sq.m. The four-storey house (13 rooms) is spread over an area of almost more than 14,000 sq.ft. Price: £50 million.
  • Gold Coast Chicago, IL 60610 & 60611, U.S.A.
  • GOLD COAST CHICAGO - historic district in Chicago, Illinois, U.S.A. Part of Chicago's Near North Side community area, it is roughly bounded by North Avenue, Lake Shore Drive, Oak Street, and Clark Street.
  • golden mile - Ibiza Town, Ibiza, Balearic Islands, Spain. "At the entrance to the port of Marina Botafoch where the most exclusive shops are, opposite the ancient city of Dalt Vila, overlooking the island of Formentera."
  • GOLDEN MILE - Marbella city to Puerto Banús, Spain.
  • The late Ian Fleming's estate Goldeneye in Oracabessa, Jamaica.
  • Goldeneye - the late Ian Fleming's estate in Oracabessa, Jamaica. Rents for US$5,500 per night.
  • Abraham Gosman Estate, South Ocean Shore Drive, Palm Beach, Florida, U.S.A.
  • GOSMAN ESTATE - nine bedrooms, a ballroom and a conservatory as party of its 62,000 square foot expanse. It also has a 48-car garage. Sold by Donald Trump for US$100 mio. in 2008. Billionaire's Row, Palm Beach, Florida, U.S.A.
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  • Hala Ranch, Starwood Community, Aspen, CO 81611, U.S.A.
  • HALA RANCH - 15-bedroom, 16-bath, 56,000-square-foot main house that is larger than the US White House, plus several outbuildings, its own water treatment plant, gas pumps, and other bells and whistles to make it a completely self-contained compound: 90-plus-acre estate: US$49 mio. Owner: hedge fund billionaire John Paulson. (Starwood Community, Aspen, Colorado, U.S.A.).
  • Hardwick Hall, Doe Lea, Chesterfield, S44 5QJ, England, U.K.
  • Hardwick Hall - architecturally significant Elizabethan country houses in England. Built between 1590–1597 for the formidable Bess of Hardwick, it was designed by the architect Robert Smythson, an exponent of the Renaissance style of architecture, Hardwick Hall is one of the earliest examples of the English interpretation of the style, which came into fashion, having slowly spread from Florence. Its arrival in Britain fortuitously coincided with the period when it was no longer necessary or legal to fortify a domestic dwelling. Ownership of the house was transferred to the National Trust in 1959. Today, it is fully open to the public.
  • Hearst-Davies Mansion, 1011 North Beverly Drive, Beverly Hills, CA 90210, U.S.A.
  • Hearst-Davies Mansion, 1011 North Beverly Drive, Beverly Hills, CA 90210, U.S.A.
  • HEARST-DAVIES MANSION | BEVERLY HOUSE ESTATE - 1011 North Beverly Drive, Beverly Hills, CA 90210, U.S.A. Architect: Gordon B. Kaufmann; landscape Architect: Paul G. Thiene; year built: 1927; bedrooms/bathrooms: 17 bedrooms/25 bathrooms; square Footage: 50,000; lot size: 3.7 acres; kitchen square footage: 1,000; listing Price: $95 million; lease for $20,000 per day or $600,000 per month. Perhaps the most famous property in Beverly Hills, the 50,000+ square foot Estate is perched on its very own hilltop above the Beverly Hills Hotel. The H-shaped mansion, with massive gardens, legendary rooms and pools, and a stone-paved motor courtyard, hosted Jacqueline and John F. Kennedy during their honeymoon. Beverly House, the name given to the property by William Randolph Hearst, has also played a character in the classic movies "The Godfather" and "The Bodyguard."
  • Hearst Castle, 750 Hearst Castle Road, San Simeon, CA 93452-9741, U.S.A.
  • HEARST CASTLE | SAN SIMEON - 750 Hearst Castle Road, San Simeon, CA 93452-9741, U.S.A. National and California Historical Landmark mansion located on the Central Coast of California, United States. It was designed by architect Julia Morgan between 1919 and 1947[3] for newspaper magnate William Randolph Hearst, who died in 1951. Hearst formally named the estate "La Cuesta Encantada" ("The Enchanted Hill"), but usually called it "the ranch". Hearst Castle and grounds are also sometimes referred to as "San Simeon" without distinguishing between the Hearst property and the adjacent unincorporated area of the same name.
  • Hearst Triplex Penthouse, 137 Riverside Drive, New York, NY 10024, U.S.A.
  • Hearst Quintuplex Penthouse - 137 Riverside Drive, New York, NY 10024, U.S.A. A "chateau in the sky" - 17 rooms, triplex cooperative with 7,000 square feet inside, and another 7,000 square feet outside, all on three levels with multiple galleries, a gymnasium and media room, and rooms with names that suggest their opulent history: the Greek Room, the English Room, the Julius Caesar Room. The Hearst penthouse leaves out no extravagant feature: Soaring ceilings 30 feet high and open views of the Hudson River and the George Washington Bridge characterize the home’s interior. The grand living room features a fireplace and south-facing terrace that connects to a chef’s kitchen. The listing describes the master bedroom suite as "palatial" with a full bath and dressing room. Price: US$38 million.
  • Heath Hall, 59 The Bishops Avenue, Hampstead, London N2 0BE, England.
  • HEATH HALL - 59 The Bishops Avenue, Hampstead, London N2 0BE, England. The most expensive UK home on open market: £100 million (August 24, 2012). On March 18, 2013 the priced was reduced to: £65 million.
  • Highclere Castle, Highclere Park, Newbury RG20 9RN, England, U.K.
  • Highclere Castle - country house in the Jacobethan style, with park designed by Capability Brown. The 1,000-acre (400 ha) estate is in Hampshire, England, United Kingdom, about 5 miles (8.0 km) south of Newbury, Berkshire. It is the country seat of the Earl of Carnarvon, a branch of the Anglo-Welsh Herbert family. Highclere Castle is the main filming location for the British television period drama Downton Abbey.
  • HOLMBY HILLS - affluent neighborhood in the district of Westwood in western Los Angeles, United States. It is bordered by the city of Beverly Hills on the east, Wilshire Boulevard on the south, Westwood on the west, and Bel Air on the north. Sunset Boulevard is the area's principal thoroughfare which divides Holmby Hills into north and south sections. However, Holmby Hills can be recognized by its unique street lamps.
  • HOMES OF THE RICH - "The Web's #1 Luxury Real Estate Blog."
  • Hôtel Lambert, Quai Anjou, Île Saint-Louis, Paris IVème, France.
  • HÔTEL LAMBERT - hôtel particulier, a grand mansion townhouse, on the Quai Anjou, Île Saint-Louis, Paris IVème, France. In September 2007, Prince Abdullah bin Khalifa al-Thani, brother of the Emir of Qatar bought the Hôtel Lambert from the Rothschilds for the purported sum of about 80 million euros (US$111 million).
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  • International Finance Centre, 8 Finance Street, Central, Hong Kong.
  • INTERNATIONAL FINANCE CENTRE | IFC - 1,364 ft / 415 m 88 floors. A prominent landmark on Hong Kong Island on the waterfront of Hong Kong's Central District. IFC consists of two skyscrapers, the IFC Mall, and the 55-storey Four Seasons Hotel Hong Kong. Tower 2 is the second tallest building in Hong Kong, behind the International Commerce Centre in West Kowloon. It is the fourth-tallest building in the Greater China region and the eighth-tallest office building in the world, based on structural heights.
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  • Jackson Land and Cattle ranch, 2250 Spring Gulch Rd, Jackson, WY 83001, U.S.A.
  • Jackson Land & Cattle Ranch - 1,750 acres, US$175 million. Jackson Hole, Teton County, Wyoming. America's most expensive home for cowboys.
  • Jin Mao Tower, 88 Century Avenue, Pudong District, Shanghai 200121, China.
  • JIN MAO TOWER - 88-story, 1,380 ft / 421 m, landmark skyscraper in the Lujiazui area of the Pudong district of Shanghai, People's Republic of China. It contains offices and the Shanghai Grand Hyatt hotel.
  • Jupiter Island is a town on the barrier island of Jupiter Island in Martin County, Florida, United States.
  • Tiger Woods' US$55.5 mio. house on Jupiter Island, Florida, U.S.A.
  • JUPITER ISLAND - considered the wealthiest town in the United States; it has the second highest per capita income of any inhabited place in the country. Jupiter Island is the southernmost of Florida's three Barrier Islands (the other two being Hutchinson and Orchid Islands).
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  • Kensington Palace Gardens, London, England, U.K.
  • Kensington Palace Gardens - street in west central London with some of the most expensive property in the world. Nicknamed "Billionaires Row."
  • Kingdom Tower, Jeddah, Saudi Arabia.
  • KINGDOM TOWER - skyscraper proposed for construction near Jeddah (in the new Kingdom City), Saudi Arabia. At 1 mile (1,600 m; 5,280 ft) tall, it would be the tallest building built to date.
  • Kinross House, Perth and Kinross, Scotland.
  • Kinross House - late 17th-century country house overlooking Loch Leven, near Kinross in Perth and Kinross, Scotland. Construction of the house was begun in 1686, by the architect Sir William Bruce as his own home. It is regarded as one of his finest works, and was called by Daniel Defoe "the most beautiful and regular piece of Architecture in Scotland". The house, which is undoubtedly the most important early classical mansion in Scotland.
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  • World's Most Expensive Luxury Penthouse at La Belle Époque, 15-17 Avenue d'Ostende, Monte-Carlo, 98000 Monaco.
  • LA BELLE ÉPOQUE PENTHOUSE APARTMENT - Monaco. World's (new) most expensive apartment / duplex penthouse: 17,500 square feet sold for €240 / £199 / US$308 million by British developers Christian and Nick Candy on September 13, 2010, is thought to have been purchased by a member of Dubai's royal family, the Al-Mahktoums, headed by the immensely wealthy Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al-Maktoum.
  • Le Belvédère, 630 Nimes Rd, Bel Air, CA 90077, U.S.A.
  • LE BELVÉDÈRE - Bel Air, CA, U.S.A. 3-story, roughly 48,000-square-foot Bel Air, Calif., masterpiece, offers 280-degree views of the city below and the surrounding mountains. With a price tag of $85 million, the residence includes a professional screening room that seats 60 people, a grand ballroom that seats 250, a 5,000-bottle wine cellar, three sumptuous master suites, seven additional bedrooms, 19 fireplaces, an elevator, a Moroccan room, Turkish hammam and a commercial kitchen. Sold for US$72 mio.
  • Le Carré d’Or | Golden Triangle - 83990 Saint-Tropez, France.
  • Le Provençal Residence.
  • LE PROVENÇAL RESIDENCE - built in 1926 by the extremely wealthy American named Frank Jay Gould, the son of financier Jay Gould. Juan-les-Pins, France.
  • The Lehman Art House.
  • LEHMAN ART HOUSE - 7 West 54th Street, New York City, NY, U.S.A. Built by architect John H. Duncan for Philip Lehman, an art collector and former head of Lehman Brothers, in 1899-1900. Constructed in the French beaux-arts style. The asking price of US$65,000,000 makes the art house New York’s most expensive office property on a price-per-square-foot basis to just over US$3,000 per square foot.
  • Lipstick Building, 885 Third Avenue, New York City, NY 10022, U.S.A.
  • LIPSTICK BUILDING - 453 ft / 138 m tall skyscraper located at 885 Third Avenue, between East 53rd Street and 54th Street, New York City, NY, U.S.A.
  • Locksley Hall, Tony Belvedere Island, San Francisco, CA, U.S.A.
  • LOCKSLEY HALL - one of the most expensive homes in California (Tony Belvedere Island, San Francisco, CA, U.S.A.). 10,000 square foot home: US$48 mio.
  • London Bridge Tower | The Shard, 32 London Bridge Street, Southwark, London, England, U.K.
  • London Bridge Tower - also referred to as the Shard of Glass, Shard London Bridge and formerly London Bridge Tower: 32 London Bridge Street, London Bridge Quarter, Southwark, London, England, U.K. It will open to the public on February 1, 2013. It will be the tallest building in the European Union with 95 floors and the 45th-tallest building in the world, standing 310 m (1,017 ft) tall.
  • Longleat, Warminster, Wiltshire BA12 7NW, England, U.K.
  • Longleat - English stately home, currently the seat of the Marquesses of Bath. It is noted for its Elizabethan country house, maze, landscaped parkland and safari park. The house is set in over 900 acres (360 ha) of parkland, landscaped by Capability Brown, with 100,000 acres (40,000 ha) of woods and farmland. It was the first stately home to open to the public, and also claims the first safari park outside Africa.
  • LUNAR EMBASSY - "Buy yourself some space!" The founders and leaders of the extraterrestrial real estate market. THE ONLY COMPANY in the world to posess a legal basis and copyright for the sale of lunar, and other extraterrestrial property within the confines of our solar system.
  • Lyme Park, Disley, Stockport, SK12 2NR, England, U.K.
  • Lyme Park - large estate located south of Disley, Cheshire, U.K. The estate is managed by the National Trust and consists of a mansion house surrounded by formal gardens, in a deer park in the Peak District National Park. The house is the largest in Cheshire, and has been designated by English Heritage. The estate was granted to Sir Thomas Danyers in 1346 and passed to the Leghs of Lyme by marriage in 1388. It remained in the possession of the Legh family until 1946 when it was given to the National Trust. The house dates from the latter part of the 16th century.
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  • Maison de l'Amitié, 513 North County Road, Palm Beach, FL 33480, U.S.A.
  • MAISON DE L'AMITIÉ - Palm Beach. 81,738 square feet (7,432 square meters). Florida's second-most expensive home: US$95 million (2008). Owner: Dmitriy Rybolovlev.
  • MARBELLA'S GOLDEN MILE - Marbella city to Puerto Banús, Spain.
  • Meadow Lane, Southampton, NY, U.S.A.
  • Meadow Lane - Southampton, NY, U.S.A. The Hamptons' Billionaire Lane. The Hamptons are awash with ritzy addresses, but perhaps no street boasts more billionaires than Southampton’s 5-mile-long Meadow Lane.
  • Miapolis, Watson Island, Miami, Florida, U.S.A.
  • MIAPOLIS - proposed skyscraper planned for construction on Watson Island in Miami, Florida, U.S.A. If approved, constructed, and completed, the building would stand at 975 m. (3,200 ft.), with 160 floors, surpassing the Burj Khalifa in Dubai as the world's tallest skyscraper. It could be the world's tallest LEED-certified tower.
  • Millionaires' Miles | Millionaires' Rows | Alpha Streets in the world - the exclusive residential neighborhoods of various cities, often along one scenic strip such as a riverside or hilltop drive, or a wide city boulevard.
  • Carré d'Or, Monte-Carlo, Monaco.
  • MONTE-CARLO'S CARRÉ D'OR - the "Carré d'Or" boutiques bear the most famous names in luxury and offer you the latest creations from fashion designers such as Hermès, Céline, Christian Dior, Saint Laurent Rive Gauche, Louis Vuitton, Gucci, Chanel, Prada, Ichthys and more. The Place du Casino and the neighbouring roads (Avenue Monte-Carlo, Avenue des Beaux Arts, Allées Lumières) create one enormous jewellery shop with Cartier, Chopard, Van Cleef Arpels, Bulgari, Piaget, Repossi and others. For art lovers, the many antique dealers or designers are available to you, including Fersen, Adriano Ribolzi, Gismondi and many more famous names.
  • Mulholland Drive, Los Angeles, California, U.S.A.
  • MULHOLLAND DRIVE - street and road in the eastern Santa Monica Mountains of Southern California. It is named after pioneering Los Angeles civil engineer William Mulholland. The western rural portion in Los Angeles and Ventura counties is named Mulholland Highway. The 21-mile long mostly two-lane, minor arterial road loosely follows the ridgeline of the eastern Santa Monica Mountains and the Hollywood Hills. Mulholland Drive is home to some of the most exclusive and most expensive homes in the world. Many of these homes are set back from the road and offer outstanding views of downtown Los Angeles.
  • Mulholland Estates, Beverly Hills area of Los Angeles., California, U.S.A.
  • MULHOLLAND ESTATES - guard gated community in the Beverly Hills area of Los Angeles. The community entrance sits on the north side of Mulholland drive, between Beverly Glen and Benedict Canyon. One of the key features of Mulholland Estates is top-notch security, which attracts many high profile celebrities and business people.
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  • NEW AMERICAN HOME 2009 - "Net zero-energy home covered in a blanket of green." Showcase home in Las Vegas full of design ideas and energy-efficient technologies applicable to any size home, anywhere in the country.
  • New Century Global Center, Chengdu, Sichuan province, China. World's largest building.
  • New Century Global Center - Chengdu, Sichuan province, China. World's largest building: 500 metres long, 400 metres wide and 100 metres high, a 1.76-million-square-metre-mega-building. (The building is so large it is capable housing 20 Sydney Opera Houses and is almost three times the size of the Pentagon in Washington, D.C., U.S.A.). Multifunctional building in the Tianfu New Area of Chengdu, China. World's biggest standalone complex. About 400,000 sq m of the building will be devoted to shopping. It will also house offices, conference rooms, a university complex, two commercial centres, hotels, an IMAX cinema, a "Mediterranean village", a pirate ship and skating rink. The centrepiece of the building will be a 5000 square metre artificial beach, a giant screen 150 metres long and 40 metres high will form the horizon and offer sunrises and sunsets.
  • New York by Gehry, 8 Spruce Street, New York City, NY, U.S.A.
  • NEW YORK BY GEHRY - 8 Spruce Street, New York City, NY 10038, U.S.A. The 76-story skyscraper designed by architect Frank Gehry. New York by Gehry is the 11th tallest residential tower in the world and the tallest residential building in the Western Hemisphere as of date 2011. The tower contains only rental units (898 in total), something of a rarity in New York’s Financial District and somewhat resembles Aqua, a Chicago skyscraper, in height and form.
  • New York's Clock Tower Building.
  • NEW YORK'S CLOCK TOWER BUILDING PENTHOUSE - US$18 mio. 1 Main Street, Apt. 16, Brooklyn, New York, U.S.A.
  • The largest of the Preservation Society's mansions: The Breakers, 44 Ochre Point Avenue, Newport, RI 02840, U.S.A.
  • NEWPORT MANSIONS - Newport County, Rhode Island, U.S.A. Official website of The Preservation Society of Newport County. The Preservation Society of Newport County is a non-profit organization whose mission is to protect, preserve, and present an exceptional collection of house museums and landscapes in one of the most historically intact cities in America. "We hold in public trust the Newport Mansions which are an integral part of the living fabric of Newport, Rhode Island. These sites exemplify three centuries of the finest achievements in American architecture, decorative arts, and landscape design spanning the Colonial era to the Gilded Age."
  • Norman Mailer's home at 142 Brooklyn Heights, Apt 4, NY 11201, U.S.A.
  • NORMAN MAILER'S HOME - 142 Brooklyn Heights, Apt 4, NY 11201, U.S.A. US$2.5 mio.
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  • Ocean Drive (South Beach), Miami Beach, Florida, U.S.A.
  • Ocean Drive - is a major thoroughfare in the South Beach neighborhood of Miami Beach, Florida, U.S.A. The road starts at South Pointe just south of 1st Street, near the southernmost end of the main barrier island of Miami Beach, about a quarter mile west of the Atlantic Ocean. Ocean Drive continues north to 15th Street, immediately southeast of Lincoln Road. It is known for its Art Deco hotels. Ocean Drive is also the location of the famed Versace mansion (Casa Casuarina - see above), one of the most photographed houses in North America. The street is the center of the Miami Art Deco District, which is home to about 800 preserved buildings.
  • One57, 157 West 57th Street, Manhattan, New York City, NY 10019, U.S.A.
  • One57 - 157 West 57th Street, Manhattan, New York City, U.S.A. Formerly known as Carnegie 57, is a 75-story (marketed as 90-story) skyscraper currently under construction. Upon completion in 2013, it will stand at 306 meters (1004 feet) tall, making it one of the tallest buildings in the city. The building will have 135 residential units on top of a Park Hyatt Hotel with 210 rooms.
  • World's most expensive apartments: One Hyde Park, 100 Knightsbridge, London, OL9 6AA, England, U.K.
  • ONE HYDE PARK - 100 Knightsbridge, London, OL9 6AA, England, U.K. Apartments: £20-£100 mio.
  • One Hyde Park penthouse apartment.
  • ONE HYDE PARK (PENTHOUSE) - world's second most expensive apartment: £140 mio. 100 Knightsbridge, London, OL9 6AA, England, U.K.
  • One Madison, 23 East 22nd Street, New York City, NY 10010, U.S.A.
  • One Madison - luxury residential condominium tower located on 23rd Street between Broadway and Park Avenue South, at the foot of Madison Avenue, across from Madison Square Park in the Flatiron District of Manhattan, New York City.
  • One Madison Triplex Penthouse, 23 East 22nd Street, New York City, NY 10010, U.S.A.
  • One Madison Triplex Penthouse - Rupert Murdoch pays US$57.25 to own the top four floors at One Madison, the slender, 60-story glass tower on E. 23rd St.
  • One Times Square, 1 Times Square, New York City, NY 10036, U.S.A.
  • One Times Square - also known as 1475 Broadway, the New York Times Building, the New York Times Tower, or simply as the Times Tower, is a 25 story, 395 foot (110.6 m) high skyscraper, designed by Cyrus L. W. Eidlitz, located at 42nd Street and Broadway in New York City. The tower was originally built to serve as the headquarters of the local newspaper, The New York Times.
  • One World Trade Center, Vesey St, New York, NY 10006, U.S.A.
  • ONE WORLD TRADE CENTER - Vesey St, New York, NY 10006, U.S.A. Abbreviated as 1 WTC and sometimes called by its previous name Freedom Tower, is the main building of the new World Trade Center complex in Lower Manhattan, New York City. The 104-story supertall skyscraper is being constructed in the northwest corner of the 16-acre World Trade Center site, occupying the location where the original 8-story 6 World Trade Center once stood. The building is bounded to the west by West Street, to the north by Vesey Street, to the south by Fulton Street, and to the east by Washington Street. Construction on below-ground utility relocations, footings, and foundations for the building began on April 27, 2006. The tower's steel structure topped-out on August 30, 2012, and work is currently underway on its spire. By the time of its scheduled completion in late 2013, One World Trade Center will be the tallest building in the Western Hemisphere and the third-tallest building in the world by pinnacle height, with its spire reaching a symbolic 1,776 feet (541.3 m) in commemoration of the year of American independence. It has been the tallest building in New York City since April 30, 2012. On March 30, 2009, the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey confirmed that the building will be known by its legal name, One World Trade Center, rather than the colloquial name, Freedom Tower.
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  • OPUS HONG KONG - Frank Gehry designed building on 53 Stubbs Road on Hong Kong Island. An apartment in a luxury building in Hong Kong was sold for HK$470 million (US$61 million) - square-feet unit is US$9,773/sq. ft., making it the most expensive apartment in Asia (August 27, 2012).
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    The triplex Penthouse atop Manhattan's Pierre Hotel, 2 E 61st St at Fifth Avenue, New York City, NY 10065, U.S.A. The entrance to the triplex Penthouse at the Pierre Hotel's 41st, 42nd, and 43rd floors, 2 E 61st St at Fifth Avenue, New York City, NY 10065, U.S.A.
  • Penthouse at the Pierre Hotel - New York's most expensive home: the iconic three-floor (41st, 42nd, and 43rd floors) triplex penthouse atop Manhattan's Pierre Hotel with 16 bedrooms, six bathrooms and five fireplaces beneath 23-foot ceilings goes on sale for US$125 million.
  • New American Home 2009 - YouTube.
  • PETRONAS TWIN TOWERS - 1,482.6 ft / 451.9 m 88 floors (Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia). They were the tallest buildings in the world from 1998 to 2004 until surpassed by Taipei 101, but they remain the tallest twin building in the world.
  • Pickfair, 1143 Summit Drive, Beverly Hills, CA 90210, U.S.A.
  • PICKFAIR - mansion on 1143 Summit Drive, Beverly Hills, California named as an amalgamation of the names of its original residents, silent film actors Douglas Fairbanks and Mary Pickford. US$60 mio.
  • The Pinnacle House, Montana, U.S.A.
  • Pinnacle House - Montana, U.S.A. Luxury ski-lodge home owned by Tim Blixseth and valued at US$155 million.
  • PLATINUM TRIANGLE - informal name for three adjacent Los Angeles neighborhoods that are generally regarded as the most lavish in the immediate Los Angeles area. The Platinum Triangle is situated in Los Angeles Westside and is formed by Beverly Hills, its own city within Los Angeles County, along with two Los Angeles city neighborhoods, Bel Air and Holmby Hills.
  • Playboy Mansion, 10236 Charing Cross Road, Holmby Hills, Los Angeles, CA 90024, U.S.A.
  • PLAYBOY MANSION - 10236 Charing Cross Road, Holmby Hills, Los Angeles, CA 90024, U.S.A. The house is 21,987 sq ft and sits on 5.3 acres. It was built by architect Arthur R. Kelly in 1927 and acquired by Playboy from Louis D. Statham in 1971 for $1.1 million.
  • Project Utopia presented by BMT Nigel Gee and Yacht Island Design.
  • PROJECT UTOPIA - presented by BMT Nigel Gee Ltd.
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  • Razor Residence, La Jolla, California, U.S.A.
  • RAZOR Residence - "Residence as Art." Offered at US$32 mio. Designed by architect Wallace E. Cunningham. Constructed from white polished concrete and floor-to-ceiling glass. Resting high above Torrey Pines State Reserve, this 11,000-square-foot piece de resistance showcases 4 bedrooms and 6 baths, fabulous two level guest house and features private access to Black’s Beach.(La Jolla, California, U.S.A.).
  • Residence Antilia, Altamount Rd, Tardeo, Mumbai, MH 400026, India.
  • Residence ANTILIA - Altamount Rd, Tardeo, Mumbai, MH 400026, India. World's largest home: 400,000 square feet, 27-floor personal home in South Mumbai belonging to businessman Mukesh Ambani, chairman of Reliance Industries. A full-time staff of 600 maintains the residence, reportedly the most expensive home in the world: between US$1 billion and $2 billion.
  • Rublyovka, Moscow, Russia.
  • RUBLYOVKA - Moscow's "Beverly Hills" (Moscow, Russia). Unofficial name of a prestigious residential area west of Moscow, Russia. The name is derived from the name of Rublyovskoye shosse. The residences of many Government officials and successful businesspeople are located along Rublevka. Real estate prices there are some of the highest in the world.
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  • Gold Coast estate at 2701 Broadway, San Francisco, CA 94115, U.S.A.
  • San Francisco's Gold Coast - Pacific Heights is an affluent neighborhood of San Francisco, California. It is located in one of the most scenic and park-like settings in Northern California, offering panoramic views of the Golden Gate Bridge, the San Francisco Bay, the Palace of Fine Arts, Alcatraz and the Presidio. The section of Broadway Street extending from Divisadero to Lyon Street is known as the "Gold Coast."
  • Seagram Building, 375 Park Avenue, New York City, New York, NY 10152, U.S.A.
  • SEAGRAM BUILDING - stands 515 feet (157 m) tall with 38 stories, and was completed in 1958. It stands as one of the finest examples of the functionalist aesthetic and a masterpiece of corporate modernism. It was designed as the headquarters for the Canadian distillers Joseph E. Seagram's & Sons with the active interest of Phyllis Lambert, the daughter of Samuel Bronfman, Seagram's CEO. It has the lowest Energy Star rating of any building in New York, at 3 out of 100. Located at 375 Park Avenue, between 52nd Street and 53rd Street in Midtown Manhattan, New York City. The structure was designed by German architect Ludwig Mies van der Rohe while the lobby and other internal aspects were designed by Philip Johnson.
  • The Shanghai Tower under construction on August 3, 2013, No. 51 Lujiazui Road W., Pudong district of Shanghai, China.
  • Shanghai Tower - No. 51 Lujiazui Road W., Pudong district of Shanghai, China. Upon its completion in 2014, the building will stand approximately 632 metres (2,073 ft) high and will have 121 stories, with a total floor area of 380,000 m² (4,090,000 sq ft).
  • Shanghai World Financial Center, 100 Century Ave, Pudong, Shanghai, China.
  • SHANGHAI WORLD FINANCE CENTER - 100 Century Ave, Pudong, Shanghai, China. 1,614 ft / 492 m 101 floors. Otherwise known as "The Vertical Complex City".
  • Shangri La, 4055 Papu Circle, Honolulu, HI 96816, U.S.A.
  • Shangri La - 4055 Papu Circle, Honolulu, HI 96816, U.S.A. Islamic-style mansion built by heiress Doris Duke near Diamond Head just outside Honolulu, Hawaii. It is now owned by the Doris Duke Foundation for Islamic Art (DDFIA) in cooperation with the Honolulu Museum of Art, and open to the public for tours; an admission fee is charged. Construction of Shangri La began in 1937, after Doris Duke's 1935 honeymoon which took her through the Islamic world. For nearly 60 years afterwards, Miss Duke commissioned and collected artifacts for the house, forming a collection of about 3,500 objects. It was designed by Marion Sims Wyeth.
  • Sheats Goldstein Residence, 10104 Angelo View Drive, Los Angeles, CA 90210, U.S.A.
  • Sheats Goldstein Residence master bedroom, 10104 Angelo View Drive, Los Angeles, CA 90210, U.S.A.
  • SHEATS GOLDSTEIN RESIDENCE - house designed and built between 1961 and 1963 by American architect John Lautner in Beverly Crest, Los Angeles, California, just a short distance from the Beverly Hills border. The house is an example of American Organic Architecture that derives its form as an extension of the natural environment and of the individual to whom it was built.
  • Sierra Towers, 9255 Doheny Road, West Hollywood, CA 90069, U.S.A.
  • SIERRA TOWERS - residential 31-story high-rise condominium building in West Hollywood, California, U.S.A. The building is the tallest residential tower in the greater Los Angeles Area. The building was converted to condominiums in 1974. A handful of celebrities own condominiums in the 146-unit building.
  • Skorpios, Ionian Sea, Greece.
  • SKORPIOS - private island in the Ionian Sea, Greece. Mainly known as the private island of the late Greek shipping billionaire Aristotle Onassis.
  • Sky City, Changsha, Hunan in south-central China.
  • Sky City - Changsha, Hunan in south-central China. 838 m (2,749 ft) tall skyscraper. When completed, it would become the tallest building in the world.
  • Christmas lights in Sloane Square.
  • SLOANE RANGER - the term is a punning portmanteau of "Sloane Square", a location in Chelsea, London, U.K. Famed for the wealth of residents and frequenters.
  • Somerleyton Hall, Lovingland, Suffolk, NR32 5QQ, England, U.K.
  • Somerleyton Hall - country house in Britain. It is located in the village of Somerleyton near Lowestoft, Suffolk, England. Most famous for it’s beautiful gardens. The formal gardens cover 12 acres (49,000 m²). They feature a yew hedge maze created by William Andrews Nesfield in 1846, and a ridge and furrow greenhouse designed by Joseph Paxton, the architect of The Crystal Palace. There is also a walled garden, an aviary, a loggia and a 90 metre long pergola covered with roses and wisteria.
  • Stratosphere, 2000 Las Vegas Blvd. South, Las Vegas, Nevada 89109, U.S.A.
  • Stratosphere - tower, hotel, and casino located on 2000 Las Vegas Blvd. South, Las Vegas, Nevada 89109, U.S.A.
  • Sutton Place, 3 miles N.E. of Guilford, Surrey, England, U.K.
  • Sutton Place - 3 miles N.E. of Guilford, Surrey, England. A Tudor holding which once included more than 700 acres and dates back to 1523. It was given by Henry VIII to a courtier, Sir Richard Weston, in return for his condemning Lord Buckingham to death. Within the main house still sits the blood-stained ruff of Sir Thomas More and a crystal pomegranate that once belonged to Catherine of Aragon. In the 20th century, the house was rented by newspaper proprietor Alfred Harmsworth and later owned by hermit billionaire J. Paul Getty and US oil magnates Stanley Seeger and Frederick Koch. Its current owner is the Russian billionaire Alisher Usmanov.
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  • Skorpios, Ionian Sea, Greece.
  • TAIPEI 101 - 1,670.60 ft / 509.2 m 101 floors. Formerly known as the Taipei World Financial Center, is a landmark skyscraper located in Xinyi District, Taipei, Taiwan. The building ranked officially as the world's tallest from 2004 until the opening of the Burj Khalifa in Dubai in 2010. In July 2011, the building was awarded LEED Platinum certification, the highest award in the Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) rating system and became the tallest and largest green building in the world.
  • Heath Hall is located on the corner of The Bishops Avenue and Canon Close, Hampstead, London N2, England, U.K: £65 mio.
  • THE BISHOPS AVENUE - connects the north side of Hampstead Heath at Kenwood (Hampstead Lane), Hampstead to East Finchley and is on the boundary of the London Boroughs of Barnet and Haringey. It is considered to be one of the wealthiest streets in the world, comparable to a select few ultra-exclusive roads in such other affluent places around the world as Beverly Hills, Monaco and Hong Kong. Many of the houses are influenced by designs of Ancient Greece and Rome and traditional English country houses. It is named after the Bishops Wood through which it runs, formerly owned by the Bishop of London (as was much of the surrounding area) following a land grant in 704. In 1894 the Church of England let building plots for construction of homes on the road. In the 20th century much of the land was sold by the Church. The road is a favourite with the international 'über-rich' and is often referred to by its nickname of "Millionaires' Row" (although recently, it has been referred to as "Billionaires' Row"). This small street of 66 houses and the parallel Winnington Road display a variety of architectural styles.
  • The largest of the Preservation Society's mansions: The Breakers, 44 Ochre Point Avenue, Newport, RI 02840, U.S.A.
  • THE BREAKERS - 44 Ochre Point Avenue, Newport, Rhode Island, U.S.A. Built as the Newport summer home of Cornelius Vanderbilt II, a member of the wealthy United States Vanderbilt family. It is built in a style often described as GOÛT ROTHSCHILD. Designed by renowned architect Richard Morris Hunt and with interior decoration by Jules Allard and Sons and Ogden Codman, Jr., the 70-room mansion has approximately 65,000 sq ft (6,000 m2) of living space. The home was constructed between 1893 and 1895 at a cost of more than $12 million (approximately $337 million in today's dollars adjusted for inflation).
  • The Dakota building, New York City, NY, U.S.A.
  • THE DAKOTA - 1 West 72nd Street, New York City, NY, U.S.A. John Lennon was shot by Mark David Chapman at the entrance of The Dakota where he lived, on Monday, 8 December 1980.
  • The Gherkin | 30 St Mary Axe, London, U.K.
  • THE GHERKIN | 30 ST MARY AXE - 591 ft / 180 m 40 floors (architects: Foster + Partners) (London, U.K.).
  • THE GOLDEN MILE - Marbella city to Puerto Banús, Spain.
  • The Palm Jumeirah, Jumeirah, Dubai, U.A.E.
  • The Palm Jumeirah - artificial archipelago created using land reclamation by Nakheel, a company owned by the Dubai government in United Arab Emirates and was designed and developed by HHCP architects. It is located on the Jumeirah coastal area of the emirate of Dubai, in the United Arab Emirates (UAE).
  • THE PLATINUM TRIANGLE - informal name for three adjacent Los Angeles neighborhoods that are generally regarded as the most lavish in the immediate Los Angeles area. The Platinum Triangle is situated in Los Angeles Westside and is formed by Beverly Hills, its own city within Los Angeles County, along with two Los Angeles city neighborhoods, Bel Air and Holmby Hills. U.S.A.
  • The Razor Residence, La Jolla, California, U.S.A.
  • THE RAZOR Residence - "Residence as Art." Offered at US$32 mio. Designed by architect Wallace E. Cunningham. Constructed from white polished concrete and floor-to-ceiling glass. Resting high above Torrey Pines State Reserve, this 11,000-square-foot piece de resistance showcases 4 bedrooms and 6 baths, fabulous two level guest house and features private access to Black’s Beach.(La Jolla, California, U.S.A.).
  • The Shard | London Bridge Tower, 32 London Bridge Street, Southwark, London, England, U.K.
  • THE SHARD - also referred to as the Shard of Glass, Shard London Bridge and formerly London Bridge Tower: 32 London Bridge Street, London Bridge Quarter, Southwark, London, England, U.K. It will open to the public on February 1, 2013. It will be the tallest building in the European Union with 95 floors and the 45th-tallest building in the world, standing 310 m (1,017 ft) tall.
  • The Space Needle, 400 Broad Street, Seattle, Washington, U.S.A.
  • THE SPACE NEEDLE - 400 Broad Street, Seattle, Washington, U.S.A.
  • The (Spelling) Manor, 594 South Mapleton Drive, Holmby Hills, Los Angeles, CA 90024, U.S.A.
  • THE (SPELLING) MANOR - the late Aaron Spelling's Mansion, 56,000-square-foot (5,250 m2), 123-room Los Angeles 6-acres estate, the largest house in California. US$150 mio. (594 S Mapleton Drive, Holmby Hills, Los Angeles, California). Owner: Petra Ecclestone (06.2011).
  • The Square Mile / City of London, London, England, U.K.
  • The Square Mile - nickname for the City of London. A city within London. The City constituted most of London from its settlement by the Romans in the 1st century AD to the Middle Ages, but the conurbation has since grown far beyond its borders.[2] As the City's boundaries have remained almost unchanged since the Middle Ages, it is now only a tiny part of the metropolis of Greater London, though it remains a notable part of central London. It holds city status in its own right and is also a separate ceremonial county. Area: 2.9 km2. London, England, United Kingdom.
  • The World, 21 kilometres East by Northeast of Palm Jumeirah and four kilometres offshore from Dubai, U.A.E.
  • THE WORLD - The World is another spectacular Nakheel project. Located just off the coast of Dubai, The World is comprised of 300 man-made islands, shaped to form the continents. This incredible development adds over 232 kilometres of new beachfront to Dubai's coastline.
  • Three Ponds, Bridgehampton North, Bridgehampton, NY 11932, U.S.A.
  • THREE PONDS - private estate on 60+ acres: 8 bedrooms, 10 full baths. Interior: 20,000 sq. ft. 18-hole Rees Jones designed golf course. Magnificent formal gardens, rose garden with orangery, over 7000 specimen trees. Two 3-car garages. Asking price: US$68 mio. Bridgehampton North, Bridgehampton, NY 11932, U.S.A.
  • Tower of the Americas, 601 Tower Of Americas Way, San Antonio, TX 78205, U.S.A.
  • Tower of the Americas - 750-foot observation tower / restaurant on the southeastern fringe of Downtown San Antonio, Texas, U.S.A.
  • Tranquility Estate, 525 Highway 50, Zephyr Cove, NV 89449, U.S.A.
  • TRANQUILITY - with regal presence and overpowering beauty, the alluring estate of Tranquility is one of the largest private landholdings at Lake Tahoe. The property is located on Nevada’s tax favorable side, sequestered in a pine and aspen forest on 210 magical acres of seclusion. 9 bedrooms, 5 baths, 9,147,600 square-foot lot. Asking price: US$75 mio. Lake Tahoe, NV, U.S.A.
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  • Updown Court, Windlesham, Surrey, England, U.K. The most expensive private home on the market anywhere in the world (2005).
  • UPDOWN COURT - Californian style residence situated in the village of Windlesham in Surrey, England. UK's most expensive and luxurious private residence: US$140 mio.
  • Luxury residential ocean liner Utopia.
  • UTOPIA - luxury residential ocean liner: US$1.1 billion. Due to be delivered by Samsung Heavy Industries by 2016.
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  • Versailles, 6121 Kirkstone Lane, Windermere (Orlando), FL, U.S.A.
  • VERSAILLES - 6121 Kirkstone Lane, Windermere (Orlando), FL, U.S.A., owned by David A. Siegel. Largest home in America: 90,000-square-foot. US$100 million.
  • Villa Leopolda, Villefranche-sur-Mer, Côte d'Azur, France.
  • VILLA LEOPOLDA - world's most expensive home: €500 million / US$736 million / £397 million. Present owner: Lily Safra. Villefranche-sur-Mer, Côte d'Azur, France.
  • Villa Savoye (82, rue de Villiers, F-78300 Poissy, France) by Le Corbusier (1931).
  • VILLA SAVOIE - 82, rue de Villiers, F-78300 Poissy, France. Designed by Le Corbusier 1931.
  • Villa Tugendhat (Černopolní 45, 613 00 Brno, Czech Republic) by Ludwig Mies van der Rohe (1928-1930).
  • Villa Tugendhat - Černopolní 45, 613 00 Brno, Czech Republic. Historical building in the wealthy neighbourhood of Černá Pole in Brno, Czech Republic. It is one of the pioneering prototypes of modern architecture in Europe, and was designed by the German architect Ludwig Mies van der Rohe. Built of reinforced concrete between 1928–1930 for Fritz Tugendhat and his wife Greta, the villa soon became an icon of modernism.
  • Villa Windsor, 4 Route du Champ d'Entraînement (Bois de Boulogne), Neuilly-sur-Seine, 75016 Paris, France.
  • VILLA WINDSOR - 4, route du Champ d'Entraînement (Bois de Boulogne), Neuilly-sur-Seine, 75016 Paris, France. Leased from the City of Paris in 1952-1986 by the Duke and Duchess of Windsor. Then leased to Mohamed Al-Fayed in 1986 who has restored it to its former glory. The result was an extensive catalogue of the life and times of the Duke and Duchess of Windsor.
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  • Wentworth Woodhouse, Wentworth, near Rotherham, South Yorkshire, England, U.K.
  • Wentworth Woodhouse - Wentworth, near Rotherham, South Yorkshire, England. "The largest privately-owned house in Europe." It served as "One of the great Whig political palaces". Its East Front is 606-foot (185 m) long, making it the longest country house façade in Europe. It is also the largest private house in the United Kingdom. The house comprises over 200 rooms and covers an area of over 2.5 acres (1.0 ha). It is surrounded by a 180-acre (73 ha) park and by an estate of 15,000-acre (6,100 ha), which are now separately owned.
  • Willis Tower, 233 S. Wacker Drive, Chicago, IL 60606, U.S.A.
  • WILLIS TOWER - 1,451 ft / 442 m 108 floors (Chicago, Illinois, U.S.A.). Formerly known as Sears Tower. At the time of its completion in 1973, it was the tallest building in the world, surpassing the World Trade Center towers in New York, and it held this rank for nearly 25 years. Willis Tower is the second-tallest building in the United States and the eighth-tallest freestanding structure in the world.
  • Witanhurst House, 41 Highgate West Hill, London N6 6LS, England, U.K.
  • WITANHURST House - sixty-five rooms, including 25 bedrooms and a 70-foot ballroom, make Witanhurst in Highgate, North London, the capital’s second largest home, after Buckingham Palace. £95 mio. Witanhurst House, 41 Highgate West Hill, London N6 6LS, England, U.K.
  • Woburn Abbey, Woburn, Milton Keynes, Bedfordshire MK17 9WA, England, U.K.
  • Woburn Abbey - comprising Woburn Park and its buildings, was originally founded as a Cistercian abbey in 1145. Taken from its monastic residents by Henry VIII and given to John Russell, 1st Earl of Bedford in 1547, it became the seat of the Russell Family and the Dukes of Bedford. When the 12th Duke died in 1953, his son the 13th Duke was exposed to heavy death duties and the Abbey was a half-demolished, half-derelict house. Instead of handing the family estates over to the National Trust, he kept ownership and opened the Abbey to the public for the first time in 1955. It soon gained in popularity as other amusements were added, including Woburn Safari Park on the grounds of the Abbey in 1970. Asked about the unfavourable comments by other aristocrats when he turned the family home into a safari park, the 13th Duke said, "I do not relish the scorn of the peerage, but it is better to be looked down on than overlooked." Famous for it’s beautilful gardens – it’s also home to a safari park.
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  • Your very own, portable, tropical island paradise by Yacht Island Design.
  • Yongsan Landmark Tower - Yongsan, Seoul, South Korea. World's most expensive building (2016): US$3.45 billion.
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