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Walker Zanger unveils new lava stone Stardust tile collection

LOS ANGELES, CA – Walker Zanger—the world’s most comprehensive stone and tile company—introduces the new Stardust collection, featuring mosaic tile that is waterjet-cut from lava stone and glazed to achieve a textured, hand-crafted aesthetic. Drawing inspiration from celestial themes, 1970s glam and textiles, the Stardust collection features a variety of sleek, modern patterns to create […]

Second Act

Damien Dernoncourt’s recently completed second home exemplifies his way of thinking. “You can make it beautiful and sustainable,” says the 41-year-old Frenchman, describing the property he shares with his banker wife, Marie-Soazic, and two children—Hugo, 8, and Eva, 5—in Bali’s beachside community of Seminyak. His mind-set is in keeping with the “Greener Every Day” ethos […]

Guy Dreier

Geometric feats of design and engineering: These words may best sum up the rarefied residences created by Guy Dreier. The residential designer’s trademark organic modern style can be traced back to its earliest influencer: his father. Eduard Dreier, a Swiss architect, practiced Mies van der Rohe’s glass-and-steel minimalism, and Eduard’s son grew up in his […]

What’s Hot: Great Estates for Sale

Whether newly built or undergoing renovation, these remarkable homes have recently hit the market—and are poised to capture the attention of style-minded buyers. Location: Beverly Hills, Calif.; Price: $36 million Finished this month, this 11,200-square-foot estate offers expansive views— from downtown Los Angeles to Catalina Island—from its elevated 36,000-square-foot lot. The Los Angeles–based builder and […]

21 Ultimate Gifts: Keys to the Castle

The GIFT The famed Sol de Oriente estate at Mexico’s Costa Careyes resort. $18 million In 1968, Italian real estate developer Gian Franco Brignone fell in love with the lush jungles, vast sandy beaches, and agreeable year-round climate of Mexico’s Costa Alegre. After a single visit to the region—a nearly 175-mile stretch between Puerto Vallarta […]

21 Ultimate Gifts: Sol of Malibu

The GIFT A 57-acre hillside homesite in the private MariSol residential community in Malibu, Calif. A 10,000-square-foot modern residence designed by Santa Barbara–based architect Barry Berkus. A vineyard, a tennis court, an infinity-edge pool and hot tub, two ponds, three miles of private hiking trails, and a restored 1930s caretaker’s residence. $30 million Before megamoguls, […]

Ole Miss

Photography by Chipper Hatter In Jackson, Miss., where plantation-style homes with porch swings are the norm, a 27,000-square-foot Tuscan-inspired estate might seem out of place. “Most of the homes in this private development are typical Southern plantations,” says Louisiana-based architect Kevin Harris. “However, this site is tucked away on 160 acres, with rolling green hills […]