The Ultimate Home Tour

The world's top designers create the ideal residence. Who really was America's first billionaire? Plus, your own private golf course, acquired taste autos and high-toned timepieces.

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When we set out to bring you the ultimate house tour, we didn’t realize that our ideal residence...
Your get-together is a smashing success. The music is right, the wine is a hit, and guests mingle...
The Villa, perched at the river’s edge, rose into the white Italian sunlight like an immense stone...
Mark Stiving is disappointed in most home automation. “Any [system] can turn lights on. The...
XV Beacon (877.XVBEACON) and the White Barn Inn (207. 967.2321) are offering the best of both...
Some people may still think of the Catskills as chopped liver, but the Emerson Inn & Spa, the...
Upon your arrival, the glory of Venice strikes you. It is present in the architecture of the...
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C.R. Martin & Co. (610.759.2837) wanted something special to mark the creation of the 750,000th...
Think of it as the distillers’ equivalent of cloning. Macallan whisky maker Bob Dalgarno was...
Sophisticated chocoholics know where to get their fix, and it has nothing to do with a trip to...
You will need plenty of bravado for your cigar-rolling lesson at Graycliff Hotel’s cigar factory in...
Michelangelo’s marble Pietà sculpture in St. Peter’s Basilica in Rome depicts one of the most...
Statuesque wineglasses in wheel-cut crystal on a hand-wrought silver tray (left), a towering...
On a single visit to Copia: The American Center for Wine, Food & the Arts in Napa, Calif., it’s...
There is no such thing as a permanent collection. The artworks that you donate to your favorite...
When flying internationally, I like to arrive at the airport at least an hour earlier than required...
When Nike designed its first line of golf clubs—drivers, irons, and wedges—it did so with Tiger...
Tim Blixseth stares down from a rocky ledge to a picture-perfect fairway as he describes how he...
A complicated watch movement—its intricate mechanisms engaged in the rhythmic tracking of time—is...
My college roommate, Ira, knew how to live well. “Come on!” he said one day as he dragged me into...
Parmigiani Fleurier has marked a watchmaking milestone with Forma, the first timepiece from the...
Laura Munder’s jewelry offers a glimpse of her life and loves. Her 18-karat gold Wave necklace set...
These days, there’s not much mystique about being a millionaire. A game show contestant can become...
Formula One fans are used to seeing Michael Schumacher, Ferrari’s championship driver, zooming...
One of the more poignant moments in American cinema occurs in the 1987 classic Tin Men, when...
The patriarch is moving out, community assets have been divided, and it is all over but the garage...
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In the summer of 1998, Donald Diamond was circling the globe in Queen of Diamonds, his 132-foot...
The Cruising Club of America, one of the world’s most exclusive yacht clubs, has no trophy room, no...
Good evening, sir," my house said. The face recognition camera cued the front door to open. I wiped...
It would be like old times, the Connoisseur reflected, the chance to relive those innocent years of...
In the world of the Parisian sidewalk café, where rudeness is no more remarkable than cracks in the...