News and Events » billionaire homes Thu, 01 Sep 2016 15:43:47 +0000 en-US hourly 1 Calvin Klein is Selling his Miami Beach House Tue, 23 Jun 2015 14:12:53 +0000 The name Calvin Klein is synonymous with understated elegance, so it isn’t surprising that his Miami Beach home can be described in the exact same way, in the market of billionaire homes. And this luxury house is on the market for $16 million.

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The luxury propertiy, which was built in 1929, overlooks 113 feet of open water, and sits on a 16,709-square-foot lot. The home itself measures only 5,800 square feet, but an interior courtyard and multiple indoor/outdoor living spaces lend a larger feel to the space.

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The interiors are markedly airy, with plenty of clean lines, antique details, and a neutral color palette reminiscent of Klein’s designs.

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Klein’s home, which was designed by Axel Vervoordt, comes equipped with five bedrooms, seven bathrooms, an oversized infinity pool, bamboo trees chosen specifically by the designer, and a private dock. And although Klein is ready to trade Miami for Hollywood, according to Page Six, he plans to be carefully choose the next owner of his Florida gem.

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“It may sound crazy, but I wouldn’t sell it to just anyone. It would break my heart,” he told Page Six. “I hate to use the word ‘unique,’ but I have never seen another house like it . . . I want to sell it to someone who appreciates the aesthetic.”

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What do you think?

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Luxury Property: Miami Worldcenter Fri, 15 May 2015 14:06:16 +0000 The Miami Worldcenter will have upmarket malls, as well as restaurants, office space, private parks, galleries and trendy nightlife. Towering above all of this will be a seriously luxurious condo block: Paramount Miami.

If you have recently been to Miami, you will have heard of the billion-dollar Miami Worldcenter development. It’s enormous — the second-largest urban development in the US (after New York’s Hudson Yards) and will cover a stretch of nearly 30 acres in the heart of Miami’s Downtown district. (That’s the size of 17 football pitches.)

Due for completion in 2018, the Worldcenter will have upmarket malls, including Bloomingdale’s and Macy’s, as well as restaurants, office space, private parks, galleries and trendy nightlife. Towering above all of this, Miami Worldcenter will be home to a seriously luxurious condo block: Paramount Miami.

The brainchild of super-developer Daniel Kodsi in conjunction with Miami Worldcenter’s developers Art Falcone and Nitin Motwani, the 60-storey tower will house 473 apartments, priced from just under a million dollars.

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Overlooking the city on one side and the bay on the other, apartments range in price from US$910,000 to US$1.6 million. Ten-foot-high ceilings, designer European kitchens and large entertaining spaces, as well as a 24-hour valet, come as standard. In addition to the apartments there will be 24 penthouses and 14 Balinese-style two-storey luxury villas.

Penthouses vary in size from between 3,500 square feet to 6,000 square feet, and range in price from US$3.5 million and US$6 million. Buyers can design their own units by buying two, either side-by-side or above and below as a duplex. There are only four penthouses on each level, compared to 12 condo residences on a standard floor, so they are very private and offer great value, says Peggy Fucci, CEO of OneWorld Properties, sole broker representing the developer. “At US$1,000 per square foot, values of penthouses are much lower than standard price per square foot of their equivalents in other nearby condo buildings,” said Fucci.

The Balinese-style villas will be even more exclusive, with prices starting from US$3.6 million or US$1,500 per square foot. The villas are located on the ninth floor of the six-acre upper deck and are surrounded by water with private pools and rooftop decks. The penthouses and villas are not yet officially released for sale. “They will be officially marketed after they break ground in the third quarter of this year,” said Fucci.

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The amenities are equally five-star. Not many Miami residents can say they have a private lift that connects them directly to the Mall, she added. “The amenities, location and quality of the product make this offering completely different and unique, in what is billed to be America’s city of the future,” said Fucci.

Residents will have access to the amenity deck on the ninth floor with lush gardens, infinity pools and a state-of-the-art fitness centre and spa. On the upper deck is the summer kitchen and BBQ, a half-kilometre jogging path and a soccer field. At the very top, there will be a four-storey lounge with a firepit, tai chi area and infinity pool, designed to echo the curves of an Italian yacht. The tower’s design is a collaboration between renowned architect Elkus Manfredi and a team of Miami-based designers.

Miami’s new infrastructure, favourable taxes, connections with Latin America and attractive pricing have brought firms and international investors from China and around the world. According to Knight Frank’s Wealth Report this year, Miami ranked as the sixth-most-important city to the global ultra-high-net-worth community — above Paris, Dubai and Beijing. Come 2025, the estate agent expects Miami to still be in the top 10.

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However, it has been speculated that Nama indicated its knowledge of Mr Ronan’s interest in the boat as its negotiations with him came to the pivotal stages shortly before his exit from the bad bank on April 1 this year after a €300m settlement was agreed.

The Ronan Group exited Nama after five years as a result of a refinancing package rather than a loan sale.

The Ulysses was built by the internationally renowned Benetti shipyard and has accommodation for 12 guests in six staterooms.

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BOCA DO LOBO FURNITURE IN FIFTY SHADES OF GREY MOVIE Sat, 07 Feb 2015 14:26:53 +0000 The highly anticipated Fifty Shades of Grey film is a film adaptation of the bestselling book that became a global phenomenon. Since its release, the “Fifty Shades” trilogy has been translated into 51 languages worldwide, selling over 100 million paper back and e-book copies making it one of the fastest-selling book series ever.

Released the day before Valentine’s (on February 13th), the movie is directed by Sam Taylor-Johnson, produced by Michael De Luca and Dana Brunetti, alongside E. L. James, the original storywriter.

Selected to suit the Christian Grey’s extravagant lifestyle and millionaire taste, Boca do Lobo Design Studio were commissioned to design and make furniture for the film’s set. Fully embracing the 50 Shades of Grey character and style, Boca do Lobo’s design is synonymous with luxury and exclusivity.

Inspiring future interior decorations, each piece was carefully selected for it’s scene, in a bid to bring passion and personality for it’s setting. Boca do Lobo’s provocative and seductive design will “tease” all aficionados, and make viewers crave emotion in their lives and homes.

Boca do Lobo Design Studio believe that the elegance, and refinement of each piece presented is timeless, perfectly matching the story’s environment.

We are the Universal Pictures choice to illustrate Grey’s modern lifestyle. Will you pay attention to every element, even the small details?

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Inspired from the composition and typology of Boca do Lobo’s famous Mondrian, the Brooklyn was designed to be a mini bar. However, it can easily be converted into an elegant bedside table. This exquisite piece of furniture is part of the Soho Collection and considered a true collectors piece. The Brooklyn mini bar’s high-gloss black lacquer finish (also available in white) and subtle yet elegant leather accents, is guaranteed to bring a classic touch to any home decor.


Boca do Lobo lovers have become accustomed our time honoured exclusive design furniture. Recognized and appreciated around the world, as a marque of excellence and exclusivity, Boca do Lobo presents a new detailed handcrafted piece: the Plaza centre table. Easily converted into a modern coffee table, it is a perfect match for a contemporary living room. Featuring a free-flowing sensuality, the silhouette is composed in a frame that defines its entire structure and beauty. The table’s structural base is made of stainless steel tubes with a stainless steel top.


Palatino is one of the most ancient parts of the city, where Rome has its origins. Palatino is an exclusive and magical display case that compliments both traditional and modern home interiors. A delicate piece with a strong presence that will surprise your dearest guests when they glance at it, elegantly placed on your living room or at your entrance hall. Its frame surrounds four glass panes supported by a base that emphasizes the spirit of the piece. Elegantly crafted from mahogany this piece displays windows on all four sides.


This piece was born from our designers’ open mind and strong desire to innovate, yet embracing traditional techniques and craftsmanship in various forms and artistic styles. Strong, durable and invested with beauty and strength, this piece of furniture was handcrafted from the finest materials in designs that are as functional as they are aesthetically impressive.



Noble, elegant and bright, the Tortuga is undeniably an outstanding design piece. A true celebration of the XXI century, and faithful to modern materials and lines, this piece maintains a strong bond with its classic and elegant roots. It was created in workshops where manual work always replies to very strict rules, by a team of qualified craftsmen who strive for excellence.


Boca do Lobo loves to create new contemporary furniture, which stirs emotion in its admirers. This project conveys our mission to interpret the modern consumer’s desire for exclusive décor products in an exquisite way, all the while maintaining the balance between the timeless values of decoration and utmost quality with an ever-growing modern vision.


This distinctive folding screen is so elegant that can be easily placed in your home. The Avenue is a striking piece that attracts attention, and lightens the mood in any space. Its unique characteristics allow it to become a work of art by itself, or it can serve a functional purpose as a room divider. Place the Avenue in your bedroom, in your entrance hall or in your living room and it sure to suit it’s environment. It’s composed of six rotating panels finished in gold leaf with a high gloss varnish, black high gloss lacquer, and a geometric mosaic of walnut veneer and a book matched ebony veneer covered with high gloss varnish.


With a vision to understand the past and interpret it through cutting-edge technology and contemporary design, we have created this emotionally evocative furniture piece passionately inspired by music. A cluster of polished brass tubes envelope an exotic wood structure, creating a harmonious artful juxtaposition to rhythm of the pipes.

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