Posts by Claudine Zap

  • Superrich Car Lovers' Dream Home: Porsche Design Tower

    Spaces3 mths ago

    If you’ve ever wondered what a Porsche would look like in condo form, ponder no longer. The luxury carmaker has broken ground on the Porsche Design Tower in Miami, which will cater to superrich car lovers.

    The posh Porsche building is set to open in 2016. Not surprisingly, automobiles are a focus. The design features three glass elevators that will take residents to the door of their apartment without the need to exit their vehicle. Residents will park in “sky garages” right next to their living quarters.

    Owners will be able to feast their eyes on their four-wheeled babies right from the living room. And, bonus, never have to worry about forgetting where they parked. (Click here or on the images above to go to a slideshow.)

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  • For sale: NYC $114 million mansion inspired by Versailles and Queens (N.Y.)

    Spaces4 mths ago

    For that special someone who has everything, how about a $114 million mansion inspired by the Palace of Versailles?

    The astronomically priced townhouse on Manhattan's Upper East Side is on the market, and even comes gift-wrapped for the holidays — the façade has been adorned with a bright red bow.

    The interiors are fit for royalty: They feature astounding rooms inspired by the French palace, Italian castles, and even Queens (not Marie Antoinette, but the actual New York City borough; more on that in a moment).

    The 40-foot-wide building is a full six floors high and covers about 22,000 square feet, with a 2,000-square-foot roof deck, according to the real estate firm Corcoran Group, which recently listed the property. Corcoran's website also touts the building's "Central Park views, soaring 12-32 foot ceilings, palatial entertaining space," and "the finest European-imported materials."

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