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  1. El Metejón, the name of the 300-acre Argentina polo estancia, or ranch, that Maria Chavanne’s family has owned for 27 years and that she has managed for 10, does not translate well into English. “It’...
  2. Kitchens have become an American obsession. Homeowners are opening them to adjacent rooms, expanding them, outfitting them with luxurious materials, and equipping them with supercharged appliances...
  3. In the fall of 1975, bad weather forced Canadian Jean Gagnon, an experienced bush pilot, to land his plane on Anticosti, a Jamaica-sized island at the mouth of the St. Lawrence River. Long known as...
  4. Since 1967, when he introduced his Polo label with a series of handmade ties, Ralph Lauren has been demonstrating his penchant for preppy apparel. The designer, who was born Ralph Lifshitz in the...
  5. The home theater has become so ubiquitous that it is difficult for designers to create anything unique. One company, however, is using advanced technology to improve the widescreen viewing experience...
  6. In 1919, 11 years after creating the first commercial mixer, Hobart Manufacturing Co. built a home version featuring a unique mixing action that prompted one enthusiastic tester to exclaim, “It was...
  7. Stretched over more than 20 miles of oceanfront, the Big Island’s Kona–Kohala Coast has been a top Hawaiian vacation destination since the Mauna Kea Beach Hotel opened in 1965. But while the region—...
  8. As the founder and owner of Tropicsurf, Ross Phillips travels the planet in search of the surfing world’s most elusive species.
  9. The Gift A 35-acre private island in the Bahamas’ Exuma chain. A custom-built five-villa resort on the island, developed and managed by Auberge Resorts Collection. $175 Million When it comes to...
  10. Nestled on the eastern shore of Lake Keowee in the Blue Ridge Mountains of South Carolina is the Cliffs at Keowee Springs (866.435.5127, www.cliffscommunities.com ) , a vacation-property development...

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