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Out of Africa

Golf legend Gary Player is partial to the South Carolina vacation home his son Marc built. “We have something very special here,” Gary says of the forested property at the Cliffs at Mountain Park residential community. He and his wife, Vivienne, and their six children and 22 grandchildren all share the property, which Marc owns […]

Masters of Modern Luxury: Richard Landry

From his bustling, brick-walled office in West Los Angeles, Richard Landry—the architect behind Robb Report’s Ultimate Home honorees for the past four years—creates unparalleled custom residences for clients in locales ranging from Southern California to Shanghai. His diverse designs cannot be defined by one particular style. Whether it is an Italianate villa in Beverly Hills or […]

An Italian Affair

Influenced by Tuscany’s rustic farmhouses and crafted from the finest European-sourced stone and timber, this contemporary Italian-inspired  estate in Southern California radiates splendor while still reflecting, with warmth and elegance, a couple’s love of traveling and hosting family and friends. The residence’s perfect marriage of grandness and intimacy persuaded our editors to pronounce the property […]

Robb Report Private Aviation Sourcebook: High Style

Their clients want to feel at home even when they are 40,000 feet in the air, so private-jet interior designers create cabins that reflect the owners’ tastes and address their desires in terms of accommodations and conveniences. The challenge for designers is to do so while working with limited space and using material and equipment […]

Marrakech Expression

When a chicago-based real estate investor and design aficionado first visited the site for her winter residence at the Bighorn Golf Club in Palm Desert, Calif., her architectural vision was clear. “I immediately knew I wanted a traditional Moroccan riad here in the desert,” says the homeowner, who has remodeled several of her own houses—including […]

High Style

Their clients want to feel at home even when they are 40,000 feet in the air, so private-jet interior designers create cabins that reflect the owners’ tastes and address their desires in terms of accommodations and conveniences. The challenge for designers is to do so while working with limited space and using material and equipment […]

Robb Design Portfolio: Playing the Angles

French designer Hervé Van der Straeten is known for his limited-edition creations, and of those his one-of-a-kind Piercing console table may be the rarest. “The concept was to create an intersection between the parallelepiped and the cylinder,” says the jeweler turned furniture designer, who delivered the angular one-off design to the Ralph Pucci showroom in […]

The Toys of Summer 2012: Yosemite Paddle Boards

Because fashion designer James Perse, a Los Angeles native, enjoys surfing off the beaches of Malibu, it seemed only appropriate that, when he expanded his business to include sports accessories four years ago, he included surfboards in his Limited Edition collection. Given the growing popularity of stand-up paddleboarding, an offshoot of surfing, it now seems […]

Serious Indulgence

Western Front | Of all the new properties considered by the editors for Robb Report’s 2012 Ultimate Home award, one exceptional residence—a 22,000-square-foot Italian-style limestone villa in Beverly Hills—was overwhelmingly determined to be most worthy of this year’s distinction. The creators of the seven-bedroom house, which was completed in October of last year, include a […]

French Evolution

After purchasing an unremarkable mid-1990s house in a private enclave of Los Angeles in 2008, the new owners—an investor; his wife, a philanthropist; and their two children—were faced with the prospect of a significant remodel that would meet their family’s needs and accommodate their growing art collection. They immediately called in Southern California designers Frank […]

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