Number 2 Concord St in Charleston is a truly unique and truly inspiring property. The property is located adjacent to the Carolina yacht club and was converted to a residence through a monumental construction effort. The end result is a trophy property overlooking Charleston harbor with unparalleled views. The 2.72 acre property includes the main residence and the guest house. The property is a stunning display of luxury and craftsmanship, with absolutely no expense spared. The list of noteworthy features is endless, several highlights include: a covered boat lift, library, wine room with climate control, fully integrated audio visual system, and a programmable window shade system that, with just the touch of a button, captures panoramic 360 degree views of Charleston harbor.
With breathtaking views of the Amandan Sea, this stunning six-bedroom villa designed by Original Vision is a sight to behold. Built into a dramatic granite rock face and situated on the exclusive Millionaire’s Mile, the incredible Villa Amanzi in Phuket, Thailand sleeps up to 12 guests with daily rates of $2,000 – $4,500 per day. Soak in the photos below. The next time I have the opportunity to visit Thailand, how amazing would it be to stay here for a few nights!
After World War II, architectural focus shifted from form to function. Homes built between the late 1940s and 1970s were considered to be less visually appealing, but they were made to accommodate more residents than in the past. This style of architecture is considered to be Post-war.
Post-war homes often came in the form of high-rise apartment buildings in several major cities. These practical residences provided additional services that were not available during the Pre-war era, such as parking garages, laundry rooms, elevators and doormen. Additionally, Post-war buildings had identifiable features such as:
• Brick exterior
• Boxy shape
• Little or no ornamentation
• Plain, symmetrical windows
Simple, unassuming design is not to be confused with boring and despite some feeling that many Post-war buildings are uninspired, several remarkable luxury properties of this style are for sale in appealing metropolitan areas. In Chicago, Illinois, a penthouse in a Post-war style building is currently listed at $8.9 million. The spacious three bedroom home features two 1,000 square foot decks plus four balcony areas, boasting incredible city and lake views.