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Monday, June 14, 2010

Jackson Hole, Wyoming Log Home For Sale

  • 4 bedrooms
  • 4.5 bathrooms
  • 2,400 square feet
  • 3,016 acres
  • $69,500,000

Long considered the crown jewel of Wyoming working cattle ranches and reflecting the rich heritage of the American West, this 3,016 acre historic ranch represents a rare opportunity to own one of Wyoming�??s most pristine and secluded private ranches. Located a short drive south of Jackson Hole in the foothills of the snow-capped Gros Ventre Mountain Range, the ranch is surrounded and protected by Teton National Forest and 3 magnificent mountain ranges. The surreal 360° views of mountainous landscapes and wide open spaces make one feel as though they are on the set of a classic western movie. Add miles of quality trout fishing streams and vast rolling meadows punctuated by aspen and fir stands and you have all the ingredients for the perfect Rocky Mountain ranch. The Little Jennie has been a top-notch cattle operation since the 1950s.

Wednesday, April 7, 2010

Sandra Bullock

Sandra Bullock: This home is the quintessential Tybee Island, Georgia beauty. Actress Sandra Bullock spent more than one million dollars to purchase this modest three-story home on the north end of the island in 2001. She also purchased empty lots on either side of the home to protect her privacy. She reportedly owns homes in Southern California, Jackson Hole, Wyoming and in Austin, Texas as well. Bullock bought the home after filming Forces of Nature. The island faces the Savannah river inlet east of Savannah where portions of the movie where filmed.


Madonna: This pop-singer icon made a bid on Ashcombe, the former home of late photographer Cecil Beaton, in 2001. Friends including Rex Whistler, Salvador Dali and Augustus John returned Beaton’s hospitality by painting murals in the house. Located in Wiltshire, England, this 1,200-acre carried a guide price of £9 million. This was the first time that Ashcombe had been for sale on the open market since the First World War. It is an exceptionally private house, hidden in its own valleys which contain one of the country’s best shoots. The pop star learned how to fish, hunt and ride horses, so this home seemed to fit Madonna to a “T” in 2001. The couple also owns a mansion in London, and the Wiltshire property is within easy reach and close to the Wiltshire estate of Sting and his wife, Trudie Styler. They are close friends of the singer and first introduced her to her husband, Guy Ritchie. It appears recently, however, that Madonna has put Aschombe on the market again, this time to the tune of £12 million

Joel Horowitz:

Joel Horowitz: The co-founder for Tommy Hilfiger found his home - named Tranquility - in Lake Tahoe, Nevada. This home, conveniently located on the tax-free side of Lake Tahoe, contains a 20,000-square-foot main house that is modeled after a northern European mountain home. It also contains a 3,500-bottle wine cellar, an indoor swimming pool and an atrium as well as a 19-seat movie theater. It also boasts nine bedrooms, fourteen full and five half-baths, a private lake with docks and two par-three golf holes. While this home could be called “ostentatious,” it carries a glamor reminiscent of Europe. The living room features a double-height ceiling adorned with carved beams, large windows at one apse-like end and hand-carved antique fireplaces. The dining room’s floor dates back to the 17th century, and was salvaged from a French chateau. Its ceilings are hand-painted, not with Old World themes, but images of animals indigenous to Lake Tahoe. Want to purchase the home? It’s on the market again for a cool $100 million.

Sunday, April 4, 2010

Italianate New Urbanism

5,000 Sf. Italianate Style. 3 car Rear loaded garages, Courtyard center with Pool/BBQ, Master down with formal Living/Dining, Family/Brkfst/Kitchen and Library/Study. Curving grand stair to three Bedrooms, Computer Study and Playroom

Mandalena, in current Orlando Parade of Homes, April 2007. Select details of this 3,800 Sf

We consider every architectural theme and style worthy of consideration and emulation in the design of 'affordable houses with character'. Our work therefore makes several distinctions between the 'Not So BigHouse' (see critique here). Please understand that the costs for creating new smaller homes with distinctive interior and exterior features will incur higher costs for design and construction (per square foot) than a merchant built spec. house or a larger custom home. Reproducing any historical style in true period detail , as compared to the clean, contemporary ('stripped down') regional derivatives, clearly requires much more effort from the entire building team.

Camelia, Barcelona, and Avignon are based on the same floor plan which is rear alley loaded, 4,700 SF

Covered Porch entry
Foyer, double height with Grand Stair
Library at front of house with full Bath as optional Bedroom
Formal Dining Room facing front windows
Formal Living Room with Fireplace facing courtyard rear
Family Room facing rear courtyard
Island Kitchen and Breakfast open to Family Room. Pantry
Private work area with Desk off of Kitchen facing front
Utility Laundry Room facing front of house
Half Bath Powder room
Master Suite with views to courtyard, has His and Her Closets, Tub, Shower, Toilet
Courtyard at rear has swimming pool, Grill area, fenced in back
Separate one car and two car garage. Can be converted to Bedrooms.
Small Storage area between house and garage, enclosed connection to Family Room
Pool half Bath
3 Secondary Bedrooms, each with Bathroom and Closet
1 Playroom, optional Bedroom

Montecito has extra Garage Apartment over rear garage with separate entry