Lake Norman Waterfront Estate

Ready, Set, Play: 10 Homes for Sports Enthusiasts Luxury Defined spotlights trophy estates with world-class facilities for sports and recreation, health and well-being learning, let’s consider the other things a home can provide: Playtime. Families don’t unite only at the dinner table or watching television together. Family bonding also happens on the tennis court, basketball court, … Continue reading “Lake Norman Waterfront Estate”

Cantilevers—Where Architecture Meets Engineering

Always guaranteed to make an impression, cantilevering offers the perfect opportunity to marry great design and functionality Frank Lloyd Wright knew how to build headline-grabbing houses. His most famous, Fallingwater, is among eight of his works recently given UNESCO World Heritage Site status. Completed in 1939, its vast concrete cantilevers—rigid structures that extend horizontally from … Continue reading “Cantilevers—Where Architecture Meets Engineering”

Ready, Set, Play: 10 Homes for Sports Enthusiasts

Luxury Defined spotlights trophy estates with world-class facilities for sports and recreation, health and well-being While we’re staying home, perhaps immersed in the digital life of telecommuting or distance learning, let’s consider the other things a home can provide: Playtime. Families don’t unite only at the dinner table or watching television together. Family bonding also … Continue reading “Ready, Set, Play: 10 Homes for Sports Enthusiasts”

Home Office Designs: 3 Unexpected Ways to Bring the Outside In

Make working from home work for you—and turn your workspace into a sanctuary—with advice from top interiors experts. Integrating elements of nature into your home office design might not be a new approach—it’s been a trend in well-designed office spaces for years—but it has benefits you might not be aware of. Google’s Zurich headquarters famously … Continue reading “Home Office Designs: 3 Unexpected Ways to Bring the Outside In”

Green Architecture: The Carbon-Neutral Buildings Leading the Way

Net-zero carbon is more than a buzz phrase—as these eco-friendly examples show, it’s the new mantra for trailblazing architects, developers, and homeowners The construction industry accounts for around 40 percent of the world’s energy use and greenhouse gas emissions. However—thanks to new legislation in cities such as New York, Portland, Toronto, and London—the race is … Continue reading “Green Architecture: The Carbon-Neutral Buildings Leading the Way”

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