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Home Tour: Venetian Master

Points of View When Peter Becker set about creating for a married couple this 5,800-square-foot Italian-inspired home in the affluent enclave of Montecito, the Santa Barbara–based architect had the site’s sea and mountain views in mind. “Houses in Italy from the 16th and 17th centuries looked like Swiss cheese because they had a limited number […]

Home Tour: Mexican Revelation

Out of This World The dramatic terrain of Nuevo León’s Cumbres de Monterrey National Park proved irresistible for a 50-year-old entrepreneur, who bought 24 wooded acres in the park’s Chipinque nature reserve in 2003. He then commissioned the architect Mauricio Lobeira, a partner and cofounder of the firms Treceavo Plano (Nuevo León) and Ten Plus […]

London Time

Set in Stone When the owners of this recently completed home in Chelsea asked for something “luxurious but homey,” the London-based firm SHH Architects set about creating a contemporary environment with Art Deco embellishments—mirrors, detailed hardware, layers of materials. The team went with a mix of bespoke furnishings, as well as items from the Los […]

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