Christie's International Real Estate Magazine - The Gourmet & Entertaining Issue
In this issue we celebrate the pleasures of gourmet living and entertaining from al fresco gatherings to food-inspired art and gastronomic getaways.
Our featured property could have been designed with lavish entertainment in mind, and on a lofty scale (page 52). e Grand Penthouse at Waiea Tower in Honolulu, Hawaii, will amaze residents with its indoor-outdoor entertaining area and dazzling views of Diamond Head.
However large, or humble, your wine collection, fine vintages deserve the proper storage, and our feature on page 86 reveals how to commission the perfect wine cellar, room, or wall to suit your needs, and your home. We also look at the new wave of English sparkling wines, some of which are beating traditional champagnes in tastings, and meet the vintners behind them (page 40).
And because fine wine deserves fine food, on page 72 we find out what it’s like to have your own private chef who will cater to your every culinary desire–and ensure your dinner parties are the talk of the town.
As ever, our Gallery, Gourmet, and Travel pages offer a curated selection of design, architecture, and style stories, as well as culinary homewares, and our pick of new hotel and restaurant openings.
We also present more than 150 luxury property listings for sale around the world from our exclusive affliates, starting on page 99, with even more at www.christiesrealestate.com.
Lakeside Perfection - Ecological villa in Ticino, Switzerland for sale
BRIONE SOPRA MINUSIO, TICINO, SWITZERLAND
• Breathtaking lake views
• Pools and private woods
• Eco-friendly construction and technology
Built into the hillside, this bright, contemporary 2012 villa boasts sublime 180-degree views of Locarno, Ascona, and Lake Maggiore. e spectacular 5,382 sq home is set over ve oors, with ve bedrooms and six baths. Ecologically conscious construction and technology, as well as tranquility and proximity to nature, are key to the estate, which covers nearly two acres. Enormous oor-to-ceiling windows, with direct access to the terrace, make the most of the bucolic surroundings and sensational water vistas. Spacious living areas are characterized by a sleek 1960s aesthetic and state-of-the-art technology. A double-height living and dining area o ers space for entertaining, while a covered pool area blends seamlessly with park-like gardens that border private woods. This retreat comes complete with garaging for four cars, an elevator, and a separate apartment for sta or guests, making it the perfect spot from which to enjoy the beauty of Brione sopra Minusio.