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  1. “The French understand how to live much better than we do.” This pronouncement issued from an acquaintance who, recently and literally, basked in the practical benefits of that superior knowledge,...
  2. The sky’s the limit for most homeowners building a media room. For Anthony von Elbe, a truss was nearly the limit in Manga Reva, his historic Spanish Mediterranean-style home in Fort Lauderdale’s...
  3. On a recent Saturday morning on the western shores of Lake Tahoe in Northern California, Graham Hawkes gave RobbReport.com a demonstration in his newest toy, the DeepFlight Dragon submersible , which...
  4. Photography by Chipper Hatter In Jackson, Miss., where plantation-style homes with porch swings are the norm, a 27,000-square-foot Tuscan-inspired estate might seem out of place. "Most of the homes...
  5. In the year and a half since Steve Berkowitz became a member of Quintess, the 47-year-old Micro­soft executive has traveled with his family to an estate in Napa Valley, taken his college roommates to...
  6. The lithe and fast 570S, the first of McLaren’s new Sports Series models, shows that even the brand’s lower tier is a lofty position. The Algarve International Circuit in Portimão, Portugal, is a 2.9...
  7. From a shark lagoon at a private residence on the Red Sea to historic parterre renovations on the Côte d’Azur, the projects of the landscape architect Robert E. Truskowski are anything but garden-...
  8. Bill Evans’s 1913 Isotta Fraschini Tipo IM fared better in the Alps this spring than it did in Indianapolis 99 years ago. Isotta Fraschini, an Italian manufacturer that produced automobiles in the...
  9. THE GIFT A four-day aerial training and combat experience for eight participants, culminating in a four-on-four fighter-jet battle. An Aero L-39 Albatros fighter jet and a chance to earn jet-pilot...
  10. Tuscany’s idyllic scenery suggests to the modern visitor a simple life of refinement and repose, far removed from the vulgar intrusions of urban existence. As writer Jack Smith observes in this month...

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