Hudson Valley Architecture Meets Interior Design

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How Hudson Valley architect Jimmy Crisp teamed with Florida interior designer Jill Shevlin to redefine upscale living. Seeking the perfect site for a year-round home, architect Jimmy Crisp and his client bushwhacked their way up a steep hillside, armed only with thorn-proof leggings and machetes. When they finally arrived at the top huffing and puffing, there it was – […]


Feng Shui Goes Rustic

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The designer known as Reiko transformed this century-old Brooklyn loft into an intimate, tranquil space where modern meets time-traveled. Reiko (pronounced RAY-ko), a well-known feng shui expert, has added calm and harmony to a range of spaces, from high-end spas and offices to Hamptons homes and city apartments. Clients say her studied approach has enhanced […]


22 Central Park South

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Bigger is not always better. c . 1908 • Landmarked • Prewar • NYC It seems that nearly every new residential building going up in Manhattan is a large glass tower, but the new condominiums at 22 Central Park South (CPS) provide a welcome antidote to huge, anonymous buildings. Originally built in 1908 and redeveloped by the Elad […]


An Artistic Contemporary Abode in Palisades, NY

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When driving up the winding roads of Snedens Landing in Palisades, NY, it’s hard to believe that Manhattan is only half an hour away. Grand, palatial homes punctuate the wooded glen, but at the end of the lane, you will find a home completely unique from its neighbors. The first visible hint is the cedar […]


$14.995 M Triplex Penthouse Loft Offers Family-Friendly Luxury

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The loft-style penthouse at 39 Vestry St. combines the lifestyle benefits of living outside the city with a prime location in northern Tribeca. It’s like living in a six-bedroom house, albeit on the top three floors of a charming boutique condominium. Once a warehouse, this late 1880′s building maintains some of its more beautiful architectural […]


“Tall Oaks”, Bernardsville, NJ: Former Dorsey Home for Sale

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Legendary jazz trombonist and swinging bandleader Tommy Dorsey loved to entertain both on and off stage; this well appointed Bernardsville home attests to that. Dorsey’s voice resounds throughout this brick Georgian-style mansion set on 6.4 acres. First, there’s his famous Blue Room, which still holds his player piano and his pool table. Then, there’s the […]


Design Around the Fireplace

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Diana Mazzeo, owner of Summit Fireplaces, understands that the fireplace is a central necessity for a home and that it can be a place where tradition, transformation and design meet. Summit Fireplaces combines the tradition of a 100-year-old business with the transformation that came with when Mazzeo took over the store from a family who […]


Contemporary Architectural Landmark in Hudson, NY

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Imagine ascending to the ridge of Mount Merino for a charity gala at a house that doubles as a piece of livable sculpture – a home designed with such care and attention to detail that the first impressions are focused and directed by the architect via his ingenious designs. Every view of this house brings a […]


East Marion, NY: $6.8 M Beach House on the North Fork of LI

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With all the buzz around the star-studded and opulent towns of the Hamptons, other Long Island communities are often forgotten. This is actually a great thing for the communities on the very end of the north fork of Long Island, specifically Greenport, East Marion, and Orient, which can provide an even better experience without sacrificing […]


5 Tips for Picture-Perfect Architecture Photos in Europe

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You have your passport ready, your bags are packed and you are ready to head to Europe for the vacation of a lifetime. You know that while you are there, you will see some of the most breathtaking scenery and amazing architecture, and you want to capture them on film so you can relive them […]