By LINSEY STONCHUS
A beautifully done garden extends the livability of a home outdoors, offering wellness benefits, beauty and an overall sense of tranquility.
Creating an unforgettable garden requires a balance of function and form – first considering the necessary must-haves for living, and then plants, art and other elements that enhance the overall space.
“Set up for function first – [clients] see the landscape and the garden as an extension to live in from the interior space,” said Richard Hartlage, founding principal and owner of Land Morphology, Seattle.
By Linsey Stonchus
Whether you’d like to be near town, waterfront, or within a resort, we’ve selected something for everyone in our round up of four idyllic second homes in locations that range from Indonesia to Tennessee.
Modern Lakefront Home In Switzerland
Montagnola, Switzerland | Fr 14,000,000
Facing the lakefront in Montagnola, Switzerland, this stunning estate is not just modern in its design – it includes a comprehensive smart home system, allowing residents to adjust the environment from a remote control. For days on the lake, the residence also features a boathouse for ease of access.
Even as the world has gotten more transparent, apparel retailers are lagging behind and the fashion industry continues to be notoriously opaque. After a decade of talk, there is still a lack of meaningful progress in monitoring supply chains and their impact. Merely promising sustainability will no longer do as consumers become more aware of conscious fashion choices they make.
The appeal of a newly listed luxury home depends on the way the property is presented and staged for target buyers online and in mobile and print platforms.
Yet, many luxury brokerages and real estate agents take an almost do-it-yourself approach to what is essentially key to the quick sale of a prime property at above-asking-price: visual marketing. That attitude will not work as luxury inventory tightens and competition for listings heats up, with those agents and brokers who offer the most professional approach to marketing homes winning out.
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