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Dorset Square Hotel

This beautiful Regency townhouse in Marylebone has 38 individually  designed bedrooms, many of which look on to the leafy private garden square which  was originally the site of Thomas Lord’s first cricket ground. www.firmdalehotels.com

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Bursting with Character

The striking Habufa Vitoria dining table is made from natural oak, a mix of solids and very thick veneers, with all the characteristics found in the original tree such as cracks and knots, with a gunmetal starburst base. www.atgfurniture.co.uk

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An Electric Drive

Lotus’s all-electric drive capability of the Evija model is being put through its paces as the initial build phase goes underway in the UK. www.lotuscars.com

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23 Tahiti Beach Island Road, Coral Gables

Elegant seven bedroom, eight-bathroom estate in exclusive, gated Tahiti Beach. Double height ceilings in the living room allow for prized works of art to be showcased and the sumptuous dining room can accommodate sitting for 12+. For the more studious, a Den/Library comes complete with built in wood shelves. The chef’s kitchen has been considerately designed with eat-in countertops, breakfast nook, gas ovens with six burners, double refrigerator/freezer and full butler’s pantry. For film buffs, a movie screening room is offered with built-in bar and beverage centre. For wine connoisseurs, the property features a 2,500-bottle glass wine cellar with three temperature-controlled zones. Living space includes a large family room with a calming saltwater fish tank and backlit onyx, full bar. For games enthusiasts, a poker/card room is offered with direct access to an incredible covered patio that leads to the pool, boat dock, home gym/sauna and health bar.

£18.7m / €21.7m / $23.99m

Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices EWM Realty

www.ewm.com

Diamonds Athuruga & Thudufushi Maldives

Rising out of the aquamarine seas surrounding the unspoilt North Ari atoll  are Diamonds Athuruga and Diamonds Thudufushi, on twin islands that emerge from the crystal-clear waters of the Indian Ocean.

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Sailing supreme

Superyachts for the super-rich make taking to the high seas an adventurists’ dream, with modern design and engineering that affords every home comfort.

Sinot, a Dutch yacht-design company, has unveiled a detailed model of what would be the world’s first hydrogen-powered superyacht, called AQUA, with engines that emit only water.

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Find a focus



Celia Sawyer, founder of Celia Sawyer Interior Architecture and Design and member of the International Property Awards judging panel

The key is to create a focal point. This is the area where your main seating area will go, and is generally a fireplace of sorts. It is traditional to place seating around a fireplace and this creates a warm and inviting area whatever the size of the room. A living room without a focal point, lacks any warmth and feels wrong.

The Fairways London project was a whole house design from the ground up, but the main reception room was the client’s most important room, as this was a Saudi Royal and the standard had to be super high luxury for her. The reception needed to have a very feminine style and elegance, so that it was comfortable and functional for her needs.

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Now! Painting in Germany Today


Benjamin Dittrich
SUE3 | 2017
Lacquer on canvas
Courtesy of the artist

A group of museums including the Kunstmuseum Bonn, the Museum Wiesbaden and the Deichtorhallen Hamburg have collaborated in bringing together works by renowned German artists.

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Seeing red

First launched in 2017, Horological Machine No.7 returns in a titanium case with a green sapphire crystal bezel, limited to 50 pieces. The organic jellyfish-inspired design of HM7 Aquapod is counter-balanced by the mechanical horology within; a central flying tourbillon tops the concentric vertical movement architecture, with indications radiating out from the centre.

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Belvedere Gardens, Southbank Place

The final phase of 19 two and three-bedroom apartments includes two show apartments on the 12th and 13th floors. Front-facing units have uninterrupted views on to Jubilee Gardens, the London Eye, River Thames and the Houses of Parliament, whilst the remainder look on to County Hall and over the Southbank Place public squares.

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