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Lakehouse with a View: TripAdvisor’s Pick for Number One High-End Vacation Rental Property

By valeriejarvie | July 18, 2017 | Comments Off on Lakehouse with a View: TripAdvisor’s Pick for Number One High-End Vacation Rental Property

Trip Advisor recently announced a list of the Top High-End Vacation Rental Properties in the World. What does it take to head the list? A great locale Spectacular views Gorgeous architecture and furnishings Posh amenities A wonderful host Can you guess the location of the No. 1 property pictured above? Make the jump to check […]

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London Town: Be Sherlock’s Neighbor in Marylebone Penthouse

By Jon Anderson | March 15, 2017 | Comments Off on London Town: Be Sherlock’s Neighbor in Marylebone Penthouse

  There’s nothing seemingly historic about this duplex penthouse on the 13th and 14th floors of Marathon House, a modern-ish high-rise in London (Map).  Thankfully for someone who loves big views, modern buildings are not the issue in London that it can be in Paris where old almost always beats new. For those not familiar with […]

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Sometimes Renting the Paris Dream is Safer and Just as Satisfying

By Jon Anderson | March 9, 2017 | Comments Off on Sometimes Renting the Paris Dream is Safer and Just as Satisfying

Living in Paris is a dream for many people, but a dream financially unattainable.  It may also be that the vagaries of foreign property ownership and the added wrinkle of currency fluctuations are simply not for you.  I mean, while a property may appreciate, if the currency tumbles, appreciation can quickly turn to loss.  For […]

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Medieval Fortress in Italian Countryside is No Second Shelter, But a Life Differently Lived

By Jon Anderson | February 24, 2017 | Comments Off on Medieval Fortress in Italian Countryside is No Second Shelter, But a Life Differently Lived

Often we feature homes and apartments intended as getaways, but what about a destination that challenges how we live our lives?  Sure, some fabulously wealthy person could purchase a property like this and simply add it to their portfolio, but the real tug for the rest of us comes from utilizing a property like this […]

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Bask in La Dolce View From Florence Hilltop Villa

By Jon Anderson | February 15, 2017 | Comments Off on Bask in La Dolce View From Florence Hilltop Villa

I hadn’t even got on the plane and this Florence villa captivated me.  Is it any wonder when this is the view from the home’s back deck?  Perfectly situated to frame the ancient city of Florence, this home could be a dump and still there’d be this.  Of course it’s no dump …

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Staring Into the Face of God From Sotheby’s Paris Listing

By Jon Anderson | February 9, 2017 | 1 Comment

Often in Paris, discoveries are made by chance. Out for a walk one evening, up Rue du Faubourg Saint-Honoré, I happened upon one of the Sotheby’s offices and peered into the window (as you do).  I was struck by this photograph, snapped a picture to remind me to follow-up when the office was open. As […]

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