$75 MILLION ESTATE IN LAKE TAHOE
Lake Tahoe has long been a top destination for billionaires looking for a gated real estate havens in the United States. Now, one lucky buyer can snap the ultimate lakefront property for the staggering sum of $75 million. Marketed as the most expensive estate in Lake Tahoe, the grand property is listed by Chase International, Crystal Pointe.
It is perched on the cliffs of Lake Tahoe’s north shore and sits on 525 feet of valuable lakefront land. The property covers a total of 5.14 acres (on two parcels). It comprises the main residence, guesthouse, caretaker’s apartment and beach house with 16,232 square feet of living space. There are eight spacious bedrooms, ten full and one-half bathrooms and 13 fireplaces. Stone, wood and plush furnishings create a warm, modern and welcoming ambiance – ideal for a family home.
The home even includes two dramatic outdoor glass funiculars and two elevators, which reveal sweeping views over the lake. A ten-seat movie theatre, and a 1,687-bottle wine cellar are just two of the amenities that can be used to entertain guests. The entry pavilion sits at the end of the private driveway where one of the glass funiculars is located next to the oversized four car garage. The current owner of the lavish property is Stuart Yount, CEO of Fortifiber.
Clearly, a lot of quality craftsmanship and detail have gone into this spectacular custom home to set it apart from other lakefront estates. Construction of this scale, combined with coveted lakefront amenities of a large plot of land are a rare combination in modern estate.
This Lake Tahoe property is well worth its high price. It sets a new standard amongst the next generation of lakefront estates with its original and innovative design and amenities. It is ideal for 21st century living that blends seamlessly with the magnificent surroundings.
Al Young is a legendary name in Kentucky bourbon circles. A part of Four Roses since 1967, he has brought back the brand to life. It is now one of the most popular and critically acclaimed bourbons in the world. Young himself is a member of the Kentucky Distillers’ Association Kentucky Bourbon Hall of Fame.
Commemorating Young’s 50th anniversary with Four Roses, he and Master Distiller Brent Elliott released a special bourbon. The Al Young 50th Anniversary Small Batch Bourbon will retail for $150. This is not the first limited edition single barrel and small batch offering from Four Roses in the last decade. But it is amongst the most anticipated releases of the year for bourbon fans and collectors. The special bourbon comes in a bottle, which replicates the bottle and label design from 1967. Inside is a blend of four different recipes aged 13-23 years. Sweet, slightly tart notes of dried apples and cherries open the taste buds before the oak makes its presence felt midpalate. The finish is long and dry, with soft butterscotch and burnt caramel complementing the woody spice. Light vanilla and toffee notes are added to the fore, but even at cask strength (54.46% alcohol by volume), it’s easy to drink neat.
Another noteworthy offering comes from Maker’s Mark – one of the best-selling whiskeys in the world. The Bill Samuels Jr. Private Select (priced at $80) was created by the brand’s legendary chairman emeritus. Samuels’ creation was finished in a barrel composed of a variety of seasonal staves to give the bourbon unique qualities in both taste and texture. While the flavor profile remains similar to Maker’s 46, Samuels’ Private Select boasts slightly more robust notes of vanilla, toffee and pepper, with a finish that lingers just a wee bit longer.
A quarter century after its launch, Knob Creek marks its silver anniversary with Knob Creek 25th Anniversary Limited Edition Bourbon (priced at $130). This is a single-barrel bottling that’s the first Knob Creek to be released at cask strength. The high-octane blast is reminiscent of Booker’s Bourbon, with familiar brown sugar and toffee notes of Knob Creek emerge clearly. The finish is long and dry, full of oak, tobacco, and leather.
Wealthy travellers are able to experience the Peruvian Andes like never before aboard Belmond’s luxurious sleeper train. The ultimate travel adventure allows you to explore the harsh but lush terrain of Peru in comfort and luxury – usually reserved for 5-star hotels in the world’s top cities. Now, all of these services are taken to one of the world’s highest train routes aboard South America’s first luxury sleeper train.
Belmond Andean Explorer is a luxury train with the capacity of up to 48 passengers. It passes through Peru in peerless style. Travellers can select from one- and two-night itineraries journey between Cusco, Puno and Arequipa and take in natural wonders such as Lake Titicaca and Colca Canyon en-route.
Time abroad can be spent in an inviting, indulgent ambiance with superb accommodation and a range of amenities. Guests can enjoy refined Andean cuisine throughout the unforgettable journey. Fresh, colourful and seasonal dishes will be made from locally sourced ingredients and served in the two elegant dining carriages. Top chefs from Belmond Hotel Monasterio, Cusco will be in charge of designing the menus.
There are additional observation, lounge and spa cars for much-needed relaxation spots. Modern comfort and traditional flourishes are combined to create an ambiance of luxury and elegance. The interior is connected to the location to make this a holistic journey of discovery. This journey will begin with the train’s immediate surroundings.
A luxurious Piano Bar Car sets the musical tone as guests enjoy a selection of exquisite cocktails to the sensational passing scenery as a backdrop.
The Observation Car is the ultimate spot take in the picturesque Andean landscape and breathe in the crisp air from the open deck.
The Llama carriage houses the Boutique with original gifts and handcrafted items from each of the train’s destinations. It’s open from 11am until 7pm daily.
Adjacent to the Boutique is a library with a bespoke selection of literature to immerse guests in the fascinating history, culture and natural wonders of Peru.
Numarine has just launched its new 32XP Explorer Yacht with a go-anywhere steel hull. It boasts ample space for owners and guests that extends beyond the standard for other yachts in its 105-foot class. The 32XP yacht offers 3,550 square feet of living/social space, with 515 square feet designated for the saloon alone. The owner’s stateroom comprises 430 square feet, and the four guest staterooms total nearly 1,000. Floor-to-ceiling windows and functional distribution of layout create an abundance of light and space. The 32XP is perfect for crossing long distances with its 3,000-mile range in a spacious, homey environment.
The hull was designed by Umberto Tagliavini with efficiency in mind, and is capable of a top speed of 14 knots, via twin 2,100 hp Caterpillar engines. It cruises at 12 knots. The superstructure is unusually contemporary for an explorer yacht. It boasts serrated curves in the superstructure areas over the windows and a jaunty hardtop on the top deck. Other striking features include the ship’s bridge, aft deck for storage. The open bow area gives it a more traditional explorer design.
The flybridge is a typical party platform, with sofas, a dining table for 12, and a full wet bar. The owner’s cabin sits on the deck below and includes a walk-in closet, bathroom, and—a superior feature—exclusive access to the aft deck. There is a second master suite on the main deck, with a large bedroom and separate his-and-her bathrooms and a shared rain-forest shower. A professional galley (with four full-size fridges, freezers, and cooking equipment for long voyages) connects via a pantry to the open-plan saloon. In addition, there are two VIP and two double cabins along with crew quarters for five via a separate entrance.
In partnership with Silent Line, Numarine was able to reduce noise and vibration on the 32XP. This allowed the Turkish shipyard to surpass RINA’s “Comfort Class” standards in the 50-meter (165-foot) class.
A spectacular Highland estate with its own stone circle, organic farm and nearly 4,000 acres of land has gone on the market for £10.9 million.
The Bolfracks Estate, near Aberfeldy, Perthshire, has been owned by the same family for almost a century. It is now being sold by third-generation owners Athel and Annie Price.
The estate consists of a principal Gothic nine-bedroom house, Bolfracks House, which was erected in the 17th century and enlarged in the 19th century, and 10 additional houses and cottages.
The house was built by the Earl of Breadalbane in the traditional Gothic style and exhibits a number of striking architectural features, which include a panelled reception hall. Polished oak floors, open fireplaces with decorative surrounds and a window seat in the drawing room are just a few of the majestic original elements that have been preserved.
The Croftmoraig stone circle is located within the grounds of the estate. It is one of the most intact groups of standing stones in Scotland, dating back to the third and second millennia. The stones had religious connections and are now a popular tourist attraction.
Bolfracks Estate also has a run-of-river hydro-electricity scheme. The grounds allow for the practice of a wide range of traditional field sports. It also has an organic cattle and lamb farm.
An ornamental garden is currently accessible to the public between spring and autumn. It was established at Bolfracks in the mid-18th century. Significantly developed by the owner, Annie Price, it is among the most extensive and diverse gardens in Highland Scotland. It includes a striking collection of rhododendrons, azaleas, acers, old fashioned roses and an array of herbaceous perennials.
Highland Perthshire is among the most attractive and sought after parts of the Scotland as it offers ample spaces and a diverse selection of lots.
Described as ‘the most important Aston Martin ever produced’, the 1956 DBR1 is likely to become the most expensive British car ever when it goes under the hammer at RM Sotheby’s flagship Monterey sale. The auction is scheduled for August 18 and 19 during the Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance motoring week in the US.
The 1956 racer, which is chassis number one of just five made, is said to attract bids of over £15 million ($20 million) from wealthy connoisseurs. This is closer to the £17 million ($21.7 million) mark of the previously sold 1955 Jaguar D-Type that sold at the same auction last year and currently holds the record for the priciest motor sale at an auction in Britain.
The car is described as Aston’s ‘equivalent to the Ferrari 250 GTO and the similarities between the two are undeniable. Both vehicles are built to dominate on the track with the DBR1 making its debut at the iconic 24 Hours of Le Mans race in 1956.
Preserved in pristine condition, the svelte frame of the legendary model hides a 3.0-litre straight-six engine packing around 250bhp. In 1959, that was enough to shame all the competition at the Nurburgring 1,000 KM race.
This is the first time a DBR1 has ever been made available to the public, so there is already a long line of potential buyers who are eager to own this historical piece. The fact it is chassis number 1 makes this model the most enticing for fans of classic British cars.
RM Sotheby’s describes it as being “immaculately presented down to every last detail, and the most correct of all five examples built, making it the most significant group of Astons to ever come to auction.”
The legendary model was retired after the Nürburgring victory in 1959 and has since been in the ownership of the Honourable John Dawnay, future Viscount Downe and Aston Martin Owner’s Club president as well as been part of a number of major collections.
Corum‘s iconic Golden Bridge watch debuted in 1980 in its original barrel-shaped case. Last year, the Swiss watchmaker introduced a redesigned version in a more traditional round case. At this year’s Baselworld fair, Corum revealed another variation of its signature Golden Bridge, in a new, Art Deco-influenced rectangular case.
The Corum Golden Bridge Rectangle, like its round-cased predecessor has been designed by Dino Modolo. It boasts an eye-catching baguette-shaped, linear-oriented, manual-winding movement, Caliber CO113. The movement is designed to be visible in the center of the open dial with a high level of engraving and finishes on its 18k gold bridges and plate. It is surrounded on both sides by 18k gold elements that represent six Roman numerals whose curved shapes and rivets resemble the intricate architecture of a bridge. The movement’s timekeeping functions are on full display. The spring barrel at 6 o’clock feeds energy to the escapement at 12 o’clock. Caliber CO113 has a frequency of 28,800 vph (4 Hz) and a power reserve of 40 hours.
The curved rectangular case sports a grooved winding crown at the bottom – a hallmark feature of Corum’s Bridges collection. Both are made of 5N 18k rose gold and measure 29.5 mm by 42.2 mm. The baton-shaped hour and minute hands are rhodium-plated and faceted. Both the front and back of the watch are covered with nonreflective sapphire crystals. The watch is water-resistant to 30 meters. The strap is made of brown alligator leather with a triple-folding clasp made of rose gold. The price for the new Corum Golden Bridge Rectangle is $36,900.
Arcadia’s new 85S yacht is a next generation vessel equipped with solar panels, a winter garden, and a convertible sky deck. The brand Arcadia Yachts launched in 2010 with a new vision for yachting. The idea behind its concepts is to focus more on the functionality of design and eco-friendly technology that maximises the performance capabilities of yachts.
The new 85S is a bespoke representation of the brand’s ethos with its low-key profile and impeccable craftsmanship. It enhances the on-board experience for owners and guests. More than 1,000 square feet of living space is arranged in large, open-plan areas to make the new 85S volume greater than most 85-footers. The spaces include a winter garden, 28-foot-long aft cockpit, open-plan saloon with a spacious dining area, and a sky deck that can transform into an enclosed area with the push of a button.
The 85S is an updated version of the original 85. It has multiple upgrades, including electric solar panels, many fitted inside the double-glazed panels of the windows. Automatic blinds on the side windows and skylights provide privacy in port. Arcadia’s solar panels are next generation with lithium batteries and provide 3.5 kilowatts to run house systems, including fridges, water pumps, WCs, lights, audio/video, and electronics while the batteries recharge. The need for air conditioning is minimal thanks to a cool-air flow system achieved through sizable openings in the winter garden and large skylights.
The 85’s most spectacular innovation is the sky deck. It has a hard top and side windows that open or close. It ca serve as an open bridge or, during inclement weather, a completely enclosed space. This essentially adds a third deck with the push of a button.
The four staterooms, including two twins and a VIP double in the bow sit on the lower deck are. The master suite, occupies a total of 345 square feet, and has its own “wellness” area. There are quarters for four crew, and a garage for a 14-foot tender and a two-person jet ski.
Arcadia 85S will make its debut at the Cannes Yachting Festival. The company promises 30 to 50 percent lower fuel consumption than similar-sized yachts. The 730 hp MAN diesel engines gives 18 knots, with a cruising speed of 16 knots. At 12 knots, it has a range of 850 nautical miles.
The famous pop singer and fashion icon Rihanna teamed with Caroline Scheufele – Chopard’s co-president and creative director – to produce a collection of jewels under the title “Rihanna ♥ Chopard.” It will comprise high jewelry pieces and a collection of limited edition jewels made with18к“Fairmined” gold, cabochon rubies, orange and yellow sapphires, tsavorites and 14 carats of turquoise beads.
Official unveiling of the collection was in May 2017 to commemorate the 70th anniversary of the Festival de Cannes red carpet. Also, it celebrated Chopard’s 20th year as the official partner of the Cannes Film Festival. The pieces represent one-of-a-kind floral inspired multi-colored chandelier earrings and marquise-cut diamond solitaire ring. They were first worn by Rihanna at the recently held Grammy Awards, and the cover of Harper’s Bazaar. The jewels are inspired by the singer’s island roots—the lush gardens of Barbados and the bright colors of Carnival.
The second collection is the limited edition Rihanna ♥ Chopard Joaillerie Collection. It is characterized by minimalist geometry and sharp, clean lines. Based on Chopard’s classic Ice Cube shape, it mixes in a touch of what the luxury brand describes as “a synergy of urban modernism and pure design.” The nine-piece collection starts at $1,460 is available for purchase at the brand’s boutiques worldwide. Only 2,000 editions per design will be produced and they can be pre-ordered.
Rihanna stated about the Chopard Brand, “I have always been in love with Chopard’s exquisite jewelery, so to actually design collections with them is something I still can’t believe,” she says. “It was a really incredible process and I learned so much! I can’t wait for everyone to see it.”
Pieces in the already released collection are characterized by bold colors and beautiful floral designs that feature certified fair mined gold, green beryls, aquamarines, topaz, and diamonds. There is also an automatic watch in 18-karat white gold that is set with more than 30 carats of diamonds.
From expansive penthouses to high-end bayfront homes, these Florida properties offer a glimpse into the good life. And for the right price, a few lucky buyers can get a taste of it. These exclusive developments house an array of amenities located close to spectacular units that combine modern décor, superior architecture and lavish furnishings.
The Ritz-Carlton Residences, Sunny Isles Beach are scheduled to be completed at the end of next year. Designed as a curvaceous glass tower that will offer 360-degree views of the Atlantic Ocean and Intracoastal Waterway. The sculptural tower is surrounded by palm trees, pools, and manicured landscaping. The 52-story building houses 212 units from $2.5 million to $5.2 million, with penthouses offered from $25 million. Residents will have access to a private club on the 33rd floor, a restaurant, a spa, a fitness centre with state-of-the-art equipment, and a swimming pool.
Four Seasons Private Residences Fort Lauderdale Four Seasons is another high-rise development that will reshape the Florida landscape. The 90-unit tower will house a range of one- to five-bedroom dwellings that will be completed in 2019. With ample layout options from 780 to over 6,000 square feet, the modern, light-drenched residences cost between $900,000 and $3.1 million. Residents at the Four Seasons will have access to multiple amenities, such as beach butler service, private car service, 24-hour valet and round-the-clock security, and yachting services.
Situated on a 350-foot private stretch of sand, 8050 Vero Beach comprises 18 private residences that combine the convenience of beachfront living and 24-hour exclusive service. Live oaks and Sabal palm trees dot the grounds, and a sunset pool is conveniently located for a dip. Starting at 3,310 square feet, the three-bedroom units all boast covered terraces, contemporary chef’s kitchens, and 11-foot ceilings. Buyers can choose from seven residents starting at around $3 million.