Showing posts with label pools. Show all posts
Showing posts with label pools. Show all posts

Karl Lagerfeld Brings Greek History To The Hotel Metropole Monte-Carlo With His ODYSSEY Pool.

You may never get to the The Hotel Metropole in Monte Carlo, so I thought I'd share this lovely pool, art, furniture and outdoor area created for them by fashion designer and icon Karl Lagerfeld with you. The French designer's concept, ODYSSEY, features the hotel's new swimming pool with a stunning fresco-style installation made up of 15 glass panels portraying Ulysses’ journey, gardens and Joël Robuchon’s third restaurant within the hotel.

'La Piedra' House of 700 Tons of Hand-cut and Placed Quartz Stone With Incredible Pool Is For Sale

"La Piedra" is the name given to this 7,500 sq ft, 5 bedroom, 6 bathroom, stone hilltop home with breathtaking swimming pool that is presently on the market for just under $8 million.

A Private Villa is a Mix of Modern and Traditional Thai Design: The Samsara House 5.

Samsara was the first development by Original Vision architects on Phuket with House 5 being one of the first to be completed. The Samsara House 5 displays a distinctly contemporary architecture with influences of the traditional southern Thai vernacular.

The entrance is a processional experience that dramatically uses the view to shape the transition from the road through unfolding external and internal spaces and levels down to the private entertainment and living level.

Interconnecting cathedral roofs float above living and dining spaces that open fully onto terraces and the main pool deck creating a combination of interlinked volumes that blurs the line between inner and outer space resulting in a fantastic resort home that takes full advantage of the slope and the stunning Andaman Sea view.

Bedrooms and Baths:

The home fuses the outdoors and the indoors, providing lots of outdoor seating and the home also has an outdoor shower:

About Original Vision Ltd:
Over the past 20 years, Original Vision has been pioneering new concepts in leisure architecture and design in South East Asia. Based in Hong Kong and Thailand and with projects throughout the region, they are dedicated to innovation, creativity and quality in design and in their finished projects.

The manipulation of space, light, texture and color is the core of their philosophy. They bring these elements together to harmonise with function and desire. Their goal is to create places that are wonderful; spaces that are breathtaking and inspirational and above all, environments where people just love to be.

Original Vision Architects

Modern Beach House In Peru With Overhang Pool: Casa Playa Blanca

This two story modern beach house, Casa Playa Blanca, is located in one of most exclusive resort areas most in Lima, Peru, about 97.5 km south of the capital.

A second floor swimming pool extends from the home by 4 meters and serves as an overhang for the front entrance.

A wooded deck on the second floor serves as an outdoor seating area at the pools' entrance.

Kitchen and Dining:



A mostly neutral house, the white structure has many wood touches throughout:

House plans:

Ambient and inset lighting plays a large role in the home's design which was created and built by twin brothers Alfonso Valega Rey and Gonzalo Valega Rey of Ecke Architects.

images courtesy of facebook and archello

PART ONE: Modern Mansion With Wrap Around Pool and Glass-Walled Garage For $36 Million. (36 Pics)

This jaw-dropping residence at 1201 Laurel Way in Beverly Hills is presently on the market (but not listed on the MLS), for a mere $36,000,000. To share with you the features and numerous photos (I have 86) of this enormous modern mansion, I simply had to break this up into two posts.

Today, in Part One, I will be posting photos of the spectacular view, exterior design, terraced landscaping, incredible wrap-around swimming pool and glass-walled garage. Tomorrow, come back to see Part Two featuring 50 photos of the interior living spaces, bedrooms, bathrooms, kitchen, dining, glass-walled wine storage stocked with Compliment wines, screening room and more.

While it's not an actual moat, the swimming pool of this incredible spec house actually does extend around more than half the exterior of this Whipple Russell architect designed modern mansion.

Modern gas fireplaces punctuate both the interior and exterior of the home and because of the incredible view, the house and its numerous decks and balconies are designed to face toward downtown Los Angeles.

I have so many photos for you, I'm going to break them up into sections, otherwise your head may explode.

The home from above and afar:

The curb view:

The security gate (looks like a garage door) on the right in the above pics opens to reveal a small upslope that takes you into the impressive courtyard and the glass-walled 3 car garage:

The home's entry as viewed from inside the courtyard:

The garage has glass walls that give you an incredible view of Los Angeles:

The spiral staircase encased in glass and takes you from the garage to the upper levels:

Or a glass-walled breezeway stretches to the home from the garage on the ground level:

The pool and built-in jacuzzi have a central point of entry with a main pool area outfitted with a built in outdoor grill, gas fireplaces, seating and even an outdoor tv.

And a view to die for, day or night:

The pool then extends from either side of the main swimming area as narrower swim lanes around much of the home:

There are multiple entry points to the pool around the home and in certain sections the wall of the pool is replaced with acrylic, and has built-in seating, so one has a view, even when submerged:

The upper level deck has another jacuzzi, glass deck walls and more incredible views:

There's even a zen garden and a putting green on the grounds:

The $36 million home, which has 6 bedrooms and 10 bathrooms, is represented solely by Mauricio Umansky of The Agency.

Architectural Plans:
Main House, lower floor:

Main House, main floor:

Main House, upper floor:

Guest House, lower floor:

Guest House, upper floor:

Don't forget to come back tomorrow to see PART TWO, in which I will share with you the equally mind-blowing interior rooms, details and art as well as a link to an online brochure.

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