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Ultimate Home Tour

A portfolio of extraordinary spaces. The Peninsula's $11 million Rolls-Royce fleet, plus Beijing's 10 best hotels and Audi's revved-up R8.

For the 2006 Greystone Mansion Garden & Design Showcase, the participating designers were asked...
"I often do a lot of hiring and firing in here," interior designer Anouska Hempel says of the...
HER STUDY For Patricia Bauman, being married to a jewelry designer has its advantages. John Landrum...
For Alexandra Marnier Lapostolle, owner of Casa Lapostolle in Chile’s Colchagua Valley, winemaking...
For this family—two lawyers and their children—thousands of acres of private land north of Jackson...
We love to lose ourselves in movies, and the new Cineak Luxury Lounge ( www.cineak.com ), a...
As the commodification of cell phones continues, we always are pleased to encounter an impressive...
Watch connoisseurs who want to safeguard their collections more effectively might consider...
Thirty-six years after founding his eponymous furniture company in his native Mexico, Alfonso...
Finding the rooms for “ The Ultimate Home Tour ” is relatively easy, says Samantha Brooks , the...
The Badminton Chair ($13,000), part of the Ann Getty House Collection (415.345.0230, www...
Philip Johnson intended his glass house—a 10-foot-tall, 32-foot-wide, 56-foot-long box with four...
When working with a large home that has an open floor plan, a designer, if he is not careful, can...
In the basement of this Los Angeles home, designer Marla Sher has created a theater that completely...
Peter Marino does not believe in buying off the rack, or at least not off the showroom floor. "I...
"I recently saw a statistic where MTV is losing more viewers to the Food Network than to any other...
Before Monique Lafia and Chris Arvin redesigned this Beverly Hills, Calif., billiard room, it was...
A trip aboard the luxury barge Magna Carta ( www.magna-carta.co.uk ) offers a chance to visit four...
Samuel So takes my right foot in his hands, rests it on a towel in his lap, and reaches for his...
Photograph by Richard Cummins/Corbis.
A leaden sky portends cold rain as old-fashioned London cabs—Belfast’s Black Taxis—sit parked along...
Northern Ireland is small—about the size of Connecticut—and the countryside begins just a few miles...
Photograph by www.istockphoto.com
As if by magic, an actor’s mask changes from the face of a red, gold, and white tiger into the...
By the time the torch ceremony commences the XXIX Olympiad in August 2008, China’s capital will be...
Beijing’s building projects—and the controversies they frequently entail—have not been confined to...
The Biblioctopus Catalog can be as entertaining a read as some of the rare and antiquarian books...
Its Owner Edward Horswell is the director of London’s Sladmore Gallery, which specializes in...
When the subject of Pop artist Roy Lichtenstein (1923–1997) comes up, most of us think of paintings...
At this year’s Taste of Vail ( www.tasteofvail.com ), a wine and culinary festival set amid the...
In celebration of America’s 1976 bicentennial, wine merchant Steven Spurrier matched a group of...
Following his 2005 U.S. debut in Las Vegas, French chef Joël Robuchon has introduced his L’Atelier...
Cigar makers regularly create new frontmarks to gain attention, but in the process they sometimes...
Jing Tio opened Le Sanctuaire four years ago for a selfish but sensible reason. The 34-year-old...
When high-end spirits producers release a limited-edition version of a product packaged in a costly...
The 300-acre Fairmont Turnberry Isle Resort & Club ( www.fairmont.com/turnberryisle ) in...
The prevailing trade winds blow from the northeast as head pro Hale Kelly steps to the 10th tee of...
What do you do between chukkas of a polo match when there are no divots to stomp back into place?...
Kari Voutilainen studied for years at the finest watchmaking schools, including Tapiola near...
During a dinner in Shanghai last year, Silvano Lattanzi’s hosts, a group of Chinese clients,...
In the inner circles of the rarefied jewelry realm, she is known simply as Mrs. M., a mysterious...
Despite his self-assured demeanor, Max Büsser, one of Switzerland’s young watch entrepreneurs, has...
The Mercedes-Benz Concept Ocean Drive car has the underpinnings of the long-wheelbase S600 sedan,...
Yamaha’s YZF-R1 rarely has disappointed since beginning its fast-paced life nearly a decade ago. It...
Get onto license bureau and trace that car,” Roger Moore—as British secret agent James Bond in the...
The thin, dry desert air over the Las Vegas Motor Speedway often resounds with the noise of F-22...
Erik Lindbergh showed how far general aviation has progressed over the decades, when, five years...
Gunkholing. To landlubbers, the word may conjure up any number of inglorious images. But in boating...
Dick Sligh runs a finger along the prow of a 26-foot mahogany runabout. “I’ve been in love with...
During its heyday in the early 20th century, a wooden runabout named Wild Goose did a bustling...