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O N T H E C O V E R GREEN GABLES: CALIFORNIA’S PEERLESS COUNTRY ESTATE I N S I D E A world of f lavor—the best food-based adventures Natural wonders: contemporary still life photography More than 140 exquisite properties from around the world

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NORTH AMERICA New York 20 Rockefeller Plaza New York New York 10020 U.S.A. +1 212 468 7182 Los Angeles 336 North Camden Drive Beverly Hills California 90210 U.S.A. +1 310 385 2690 Palm Beach 313 1/2 Worth Avenue Suite 4B Palm Beach Florida 33480 U.S.A. +1 561 805 7327 ASIA Hong Kong 22nd Floor Alexandra House 18 Chater Road Central, Hong Kong +852 2978 6788 EUROPE London 8 King Street St James’s London SW1Y 6QT U.K. +44 20 7389 2522 Moscow Romanov pereulok 2/6-13 Moscow, 125009 Russia +7 495 937 6364 Disclaimer: Photography and material in the publication may not be reproduced in any form without the permission of Christie’s International Real Estate, Inc. All properties featured in this booklet are subject to prior sale, change, or withdrawal without notice. All details featured in this booklet were correct at the time of press. Currency conversions were made on October 29, 2019, except Christie’s sale results, which reflect exchange rates at the time of sale. Christie’s International Real Estate, Inc. believes all material and editorial to be correct, but assumes no legal responsibility for accuracy.

Thanks to classic works of literature by the likes of Jane Austen and F. Scott Fitzgerald, we all have an idea of what life must be like on a country estate—an almost mythical residence, where grand tapestry- walled halls are warmed by open fires and Jeeves and his team attend to our every whim. But today’s estate is an altogether more relaxed place to be, and perfectly designed for the chosen lifestyle of its

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residents, as our feature on page 62 proves. Whether you live in a grand country manor house or a sleek city apartment, the kitchen is likely to be the heart of your home. As this is our Gourmet & Entertaining issue, our feature on page 56 looks at modern kitchen design and the trends to come. Our featured properties this month are most definitely places you’ll want to welcome guests into: Green Gables (page 50), is a magnificent Californian estate, while

the I.M. Pei Residence (page 74), is the ultimate New York townhouse. As ever, our Gallery,

Gourmet, and Travel pages offer a curated selection of art, design, style, and architecture stories, as well as culinary homewares and our editors’ picks of luxury hotels and destination restaurants. We also present listings for more than 140 luxury properties for sale around the world from our exclusive affiliates, starting on page 89, while christiesrealestate.com has even more.

You can find more inspiring luxury lifestyle content online at Luxury Defined: visit for home tours, property galleries, and the best in art, design, wine, travel, and more. luxurydefined.com

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Clockwise from above: Artist Bradley Theodore at work; Patek Philippe’s Chronograph 5172G; Lanserring’s Delancey Collection kitchen, featuring a 33 ft (10 m) marble worktop; The Fairmont Royal Pavilion in Barbados.

11 Gallery Luxe living, art, design, interiors, and style. 31 Travel and Gourmet

accommodation, somewhere for the horses, and acres of grounds and gardens to explore—we celebrate the country estate and its contemporary counterparts. 68 To boldly gourmet The late, acclaimed chef Anthony Bourdain urged us to “Find out how other people live and eat and cook. Learn from them—wherever you go.” Our guide to the best culinary-based vacations helps you to do just that.

of the family who built it, offers an unparalleled package in beautiful surroundings. 56 Bold as brass Metallics are big news in kitchen design for 2020, as are sustainable materials. We look at the trends that will define how we cook, eat, and socialize in the months ahead. 62 Claim your domain A splendid main residence, useful outbuildings and guest

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Hotel and restaurant openings and news, as well as culinary and dining homewares. 50 FEATURED PROPERTY Green Gables, Woodside, California, U.S.A. An immaculate estate, loved and cared for by generations

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Clockwise from below: A still life by Dutch photographer Bas Meeuws, Untitled (#65) 2012; The Old Lodge at the English “village” of Thyme; a chef at Arisaig House, Scotland; the Shell chair by Marco Sousa Santos for Branca Lisboa. 80

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74 PROPERTY SPOTLIGHT The I.M. Pei Residence, New York, U.S.A. Home to acclaimed architect I.M. Pei and his wife Eileen, this beautiful townhouse is located in one of New York City’s most desirable enclaves. 80 Floral tributes Inspired by the Dutch masters of the Golden Age, today’s photographers are keeping

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91 Europe & Africa 129 Asia Pacific 137 North America 223 Islands & Oceans 233 South & Central America

238 Signature Properties A curated selection of distinctive properties offered by exclusive affiliates of Christie’s International Real Estate from around the world. 244 Affiliate directory Get in touch with our exclusive affiliates.

Some of the finest properties from Christie’s International Real Estate’s global network. 88 Market spotlight Red Gate Farm on Martha’s Vineyard, the beloved summer home of Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis. 248 Design icon Shaken not stirred: the history of the cocktail shaker.

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Laura Sawyer London, U.K. Packs a suitcase of global culinary delights (p68) Stylist and creative director Sawyer has created sets and overseen shoots for House Beautiful and The Guardian as well as brands such as Sony and Jimmy Choo. “A really cold glass of wine, an Albarino or Douro, but it has to be in a thin glass with a long delicate stem.” What’s the secret to the perfect dinner party? “The lighting! Make sure that it is low level from multiple sources. Never have the overhead light on. Table lamps, floor lamps, and of course the most important element— flickering candles—really help to set a social mood.” What’s your favorite end-of-shoot drink?

Jeffery Salter Miami, U.S.A. Shoots a star-in-the-making artist at work (p24) Salter, who has shot for the likes of The Sunday Times Magazine, Billboard magazine, and Modern Luxury describes photography as “a language we use to see into each other’s lives.” Who’s your favorite artist? “I love Kehinde Wiley, whose naturalist portraits with urban, black, and brown men cast as noblemen and aristocrats are fun and spirited. It was refreshing to visit Theodore Bradley’s Miami Beach studio—his work is full of energy, a reflection of his colorful life.” What does your perfect Sunday entail? “Riding my vintage BMW motorbike to my favorite coffee house.”

Kathryn Saville Reilly Kent, U.K. Reports on kitchen design for 2020 and beyond (p56) Interiors journalist Saville Reilly has contributed to the likes of The World of Interiors and The Sunday Times . She is also an editorial consultant and has written three books. One on interiors and two on dogs—her major passion. What is your own kitchen like? “It’s our dining room, too, so it’s a friendly, sociable space. It’s what you might call ‘vintage eclectic.’” What kind of a host are you? “I’d like to think informal. Atmosphere is key, so I pay attention to music, lighting, and home fragrance. If I can squeeze in a party game, I’m especially happy. My go-to dish is a stress-free boeuf bourguignon , which I have happily perfected.”

Lisa Jacobs London, U.K. Sources the coolest cocktail shaker (p248) Picture editor for Christie’s International Real Estate magazine, Jacobs coordinates the shoots and sources the images that make our pages look so inviting, having “stumbled across a picture desk internship at The Daily Telegraph 15 years ago.” What’s the best part of your job? “Working with photographers to tell a unique story. You can write a really detailed brief but you never know what you’re going to get until you see the final edits.” For this issue’s Design Icon you found a great vintage image of a cocktail shaker. What’s your favorite tipple? “Margarita, for sure. Straight up, lots of salt.”

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FOR CHRISTIE’S INTERNATIONAL REAL ESTATE Kaysha Velarde-Wilson. magazine@christiesrealestate.com EDITORIAL Steven Short, Eva Peaty, Emilee Tombs ART Michael Branthwaite PICTURES Lisa Jacobs PRODUCTION David Sharman PROPERTY LISTINGS Emma Johnston, Helen Chadney, Kat Halstead, Natasha Scharf PUBLISHING Sunday, Liz Silvester, Toby Smeeton. 207 Union Street, London SE1 0LN, United Kingdom. +44 (0)20 7871 6760, hello@wearesunday.com ADVERTISING magazine@christiesrealestate.com SUBSCRIPTIONS Christie’s International Real Estate, +1 212 468 7182, subscriptions@christiesrealestate.com The opinions herein are those of the authors or persons interviewed and do not reflect the views of Christie’s International Real Estate or Sunday. © Christie’s International Real Estate 2019.

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G A L L E R Y Your luxury living edit—interiors, design, art, architecture, and style

Objects  PULP FICTION

They may look like they’re hewn from natural stone but these sculptural vases are actually made from pulped cardboard. In a labor-intensive process, Brazilian Domingos Tótora works with pulped recycled certified and sustainable cardboard that he molds by hand into a series of shapes, before drying them in the sun. The self-taught designer has been working with the wood derivative since 2005 and produced the Mantiqueira collection, named after the Serra da Mantiqueira region of Brazil where he was born, for Italian company Tacchini . tacchini.it

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Floristr y Pick of the bunch “Flowers always make people

better, happier… they are sunshine, food, and medicine for the soul,” said acclaimed botanist Luther Burbank. New company Ethereal Blooms has found a way of making cut flowers stay

fresh for up to six months at a time with no sun or water required, meaning they’re not only beautiful but kind to the planet, too. Ethereal Blooms’ flowers undergo a unique biotech conservation process that lets them keep their just-cut look and scent without the need for any maintenance. The company’s site helpfully groups bouquets by type—choose blooms for your dinner, side, or coffee tables, or explore festive and wedding options. etherealblooms.com

Interiors GOLD RUSH

VitrA produced its first ceramic sinks and shower trays in 1972. Trends in how we use our smallest rooms have come and gone, but the Turkish company has always managed to stay ahead of the curve. For the new decade VitrA has unveiled its updated metallic collections, among them Plural, by Terri Pecora, which features copper elements, and Water Jewels, of which this sink in gold is a part, designed by Milan architecture studio Matteo Thun & Partners. Accessories are equally appealing, particularly the brushed nickel hooks and a super-shiny silver Istanbul toilet-brush holder. vitra.co.uk

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Fashion ELGIN MARVELS

For its autumn/winter collection, Scottish heritage brand Johnstons of Elgin has taken inspiration from the golden age of empire and travel—the 1920s and ’30s, revamping timeless classics and giving new life to archival designs. The women’s and men’s collections include new coats and separates in double-face matte cashmere, lightweight merino, and cashmere velour, all paying homage to artisan techniques and the company’s 200-year history. Scarves feature strongly, too, inspired by former owner and adventurer Edward “Eddie” Harrison, who made the motorcar rug a must-have accessory. Johnstons also produces an elegant collection of blankets and throws. johnstonsofelgin.com

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Boats Flying high The Foiler is the world’s first “flying” yacht. Thanks to its four hydrofoils— wing-like side extensions—the craft sails five feet (1.5 m) above the waves as soon as it reaches a speed of 18 knots, with, its makers say, effortless take-off and landing. Available in four discrete layouts, the fully customizable yacht is controlled from its new forward cockpit, equipped with a revolutionary joystick that activates the hydrofoils, as well as the traditional driving console of wheel and throttle. foiler.com

Stationer y Special delivery

Next time you’re planning a cocktail party or soirée, step away from your digital device and invite guests in the old-fashioned way instead. Mrs. John L. Strong has been handcrafting stationery since 1929 and still uses traditional techniques to create invitations, thank- you cards, and embossed monogrammed paper and envelopes. The company also produces place cards for dinner parties, along with menu cards and coasters. mrsstrong.com

Tables SET TO IMPRESS

For Thomas Lentini , the dining table is one of the most important pieces of furniture in any home. “The table is where memories are shared, where some of life’s biggest moments happen, and where big decisions are made,” notes the Australian, who works closely with clients to produce pieces that are perfectly suited to their needs. Visits to his Melbourne studio are welcomed but Lentini, who champions woods such as American white oak and American black walnut, also works internationally. thomaslentinistudio.com

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Interiors MORRIS REVISITED William Morris famously advised his followers to “have nothing in your houses that you do not know to be useful or believe to be beautiful.” The British designer, a figurehead of the Arts and Crafts movement, is back in our homes once more courtesy of San Francisco’s Selamat Designs , which has reworked his designs into a collection of furniture, lighting, and home decor. Among the pieces, created in collaboration with Style Library, the company that holds the Morris & Co. archives, is a bed frame with a headboard comprising an artichoke design that Morris used for wallpaper, brass-finished pendants with a marigold design punched into them, and this bistro chair inspired by Morris’s trip to Iceland. selamatdesigns.com/morrisandco

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Lighting Bright spark

John Pawson is well known for his simple, pared-down designs. “Whether at the scale of a monastery or a house, everything is traceable back to a consistent set of preoccupations with mass, volume, surface, proportion, junction, geometry, repetition, light, and ritual,” as he puts it. For his latest creations, Pawson has teamed up with WonderGlass to produce a series of three pendants, which includes the flared Sleeve (shown). wonderglass.com

Home fragrance SCENT OF ITALY

To enter the atelier of master perfumer Sileno Cheloni in the heart of Florence is to step into an intoxicating world of exotic fragrance and mystery. As well as ornate bottles of the base ingredients, which Cheloni—who has created fragrances for Harrods, Gucci, and even Pope Francis—uses to formulate his bespoke blends, at the heart of the atelier is a smoking brazier on which fragrant incense smolders. If a trip to Florence isn’t in your diary, Cheloni has created a home scent that brings his fragrant alchemy to wherever you find yourself. Osmarea is inspired by Cheloni’s love of osmanthus, a white flowering plant with a spicy, almost tobacco-like scent that is found in the gardens of his native Lucca. To this Cheloni has added an aromatic note of mint and pungent cassis. The fragrance is presented in a crystal diffuser, created by Florentine artisans. silenocheloni.it

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Timepieces WATCH THIS

Raik Krause, Patek Philippe Boutique manager and assistant general manager at Wempe’s Fifth Avenue boutique, discusses today’s most desirable wristwear “My selection of timepieces is a delicate balance of tradition and contemporary watchmaking. Increasingly, we are seeing watch brands utilize the latest technological innovations within the compact structures of a watch case. Here are three of my favorites.” Released at Baselworld 2019, this column- wheel chronograph boasts a remarkable 270 pieces in its intricate hand-finished movement. At 1.6 inches (41 mm) and encased in white gold, this timepiece is as impressive on the outside as it is on the inside. ULYSSE NARDIN Free Wheel and Skeleton X collections Ulysse Nardin is renowned for its marine deck chronometers. While the brand still produces marine chronometers (now available in wristwatch size), it has become well known for its technical innovations, such as the use of silicium, a type of silicon that can withstand even the most extreme of conditions. Its Free Wheel and Skeleton X designs have become an instant success among our watch enthusiasts. SINCLAIR HARDING Three Train Skeleton Clocks If you ever visit our boutique, you’ll realize that we are committed to the preservation of horology in all its forms, resulting in a large selection of mantel and wall clocks, such as the Three Train Skeleton Clocks. In addition, on entry you are greeted by a horological masterpiece—a life-size working model of the famous and historic H1, made by John Harrison between 1730 and 1735. The original can be found in London’s Royal Observatory. PATEK PHILIPPE Chronograph 5172G

Clockwise from above: Raik Krause; the Executive Tourbillon Free Wheel by Ulysse Nardin; Wempe on Fifth Avenue; a Three Train Skeleton Clock by Sinclair Harding; Patek Philippe’s Chronograph 5172G.

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Wallcoverings Tactile finish

Interior designers love introducing texture to a home, but usually do it with soft furnishings and accessories. With its Aruba collection, Belgium’s Omexco has gone a step further, allowing you to cover your walls with tactile weaves. The eco- friendly Aruba collection of wallcoverings was inspired by the Caribbean island and materials include raffia and water lily in shades of blue, green, and gray. Designs are made to order and are breathable, making them suitable for installation in humid climates or environment. An ecological certificate is available on request. omexco.com

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G lassware Calm collection Celia Dowson wants to make things that are not only beautiful to look at, but that encourage us to slow down and linger over them. “The Rhossili collection takes on forms that propose a function,” she says. “However, they are not designed to be used in a traditional sense; instead they offer sites for reflection and contemplation.” The collection of plates and vessels are cast in different thicknesses of glass and depending on the light, these colors can shift from subtle pinks to grays and blues and greens. celiadowson.co.uk

Furniture OCEAN TREASURE

As its name suggests, the Shell chair was inspired by sea objects, but it also has an anatomical look. “The structure is almost like a body, with vertebra and spine,” says designer Marco Sousa Santos of his tripod-style creation. Made for his Branca Lisboa brand, the chair cocoons you with its wide seat and extra-thick upholstery. Brought to life by local craftsmen, the round organic form is created by skillfully shaping birch plywood. branca-lisboa.com

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Then we were having a party and I really wanted our house decorated in a certain way. Working in design I was aware of a constant desire for the new, fresh, and fashionable running parallel to us being on the brink of an environmental catastrophe. I spoke with a lot of designers about it, and decided to give it a go.” The site inventory includes a wide selection with pieces ranging from modern Memphis Milano glassworks to a 19th-century Padouk desk from A Modern Grand Tour, complete with provenance. Standout items include an Aqua Table designed by Zaha Hadid, as well as artworks by Stephen Farthing and Jonathan Yeo. “Harth is design led, with an enormous range, from tiny pieces of elegant glassware to gigantic statement artworks,” Thompson says. Members of Harth are equally diverse. The initial borrowers were professional clients such as wedding planners, house stylists prepping for shoots, and interior designers trying out a look. The aim now is to engage with consumers— those who are relocating or just want a change. “Environmentally and socially conscious, accessible, fun, and fashionable design is the holy grail,” says Thompson. “At a time when we as a society are consuming so much, owning everything simply doesn’t make sense anymore.” harth.space

Bespoke living Part-time lovers Need extra seating for your

upcoming celebration? Relocating temporarily for business? Don’t buy new furniture, rent it instead Words STEPHANIE JONES Imagine switching a sofa or sideboard on a monthly basis. Changing a mid-century lamp for a Victorian shade and stand. Swapping delicate Italian intricate glassware for clean-cut Scandi crystal. Borrowing rather than buying. Welcome to London-based Harth, the world’s first rental platform aimed at sating the most voracious of interior design appetites. “Harth is a way of furnishing a space in a temporary way without compromise. With Harth you can have the right stuff in the right place,” says design editor Henrietta Thompson, who set up the enterprise with her husband and business partner Ed Padmore in summer 2018. It’s a brilliantly simple concept where people can hire new, previously owned, and vintage pieces direct from exclusive brands, galleries, or private collections listed on the Harth website. How did the couple land on it? “It was a perfect storm,” says Thompson. “Personally, we’d moved a lot—home and office—we had lots of stuff, a lot of it in storage.

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Harth and home: Henrietta Thompson and husband Ed Padmore have composed an aspirational catalog of “gorgeous pieces” from top-shelf brands.

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Clockwise from above: Claremont House, a design collaboration between Haag and the open-minded owner; photography shoot styling for furniture brand Barnaby Lane; Haag selected furniture, art, and objets for Kooyong House; Hatherlie, styled by Haag and created by Andrew Simpson Architects.

questionable,” she admits, “but it did highlight an underlying interest in changing spaces.” This interest was put to one side while Haag worked as a flight attendant and pursued a business degree. She then cut her design teeth at acclaimed studio Hecker Guthrie before setting up under her own name five years ago. Today Haag is in demand for her elegant designs borne from “really getting to know my clients and finding the narrative between how they live and what they surround themselves with.” Each project she has undertaken has “a different signature” she says proudly, yet all have the stamp of Haag and her tight-knit team. A new studio “where we can spread out a little,” is on the cards for 2020, along with a trip to Milan Furniture Fair, a project in the United Kingdom, and a sourcing trip to Los Angeles, “I want to bring objects back and sell them from my own home.” No questionable aesthetics this time, for sure. simonehaag.com.au

Designer spotlight Simone Haag

“The studio specializes in ‘furniture, art objects, and styling,’” says Melbourne’s Simone Haag. “The best way to describe it is if you were to turn someone’s house upside down, what would fall out is what we do.” Turn one of Haag’s interiors upside down and what falls out is a mix of carefully curated furniture, often with a mid-century feel, vintage one-offs, and deep muted colors mixed with interesting textures. Haag’s first design project was her own childhood bedroom. “The budget was tight and the aesthetic Tackling a revamp of her bedroom while a child was the first step in the Australia-based designer’s career

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“The skull is the ultimate symbol of man’s existence,” says Bradley Theodore, “for the average onlooker it erases notions of race, color, sex, and brings us all to an equal playing field.” The Turks and Caicos-born artist first hit the art world headlines with his works of Anna Wintour, Karl Lagerfeld, and Kate Moss as fleshless icons, but says bones have “never been the focus” and that his works are instead about the person’s history and life. “The colors and brushstrokes represent the subject’s emotions and history. With the Anna and Karl pieces I wanted to explore the relationship between the artist and curator—the emotional bond that exists between collaborators.” Growing up, Theodore split his time between Miami and New York. “As we were immigrants, our family life was America in 3D.” In New York he studied digital art at the School of Visual Arts and became involved in the street art scene “wheat-pasting skater-type characters on walls. I created these stencils out of luxury shopping bags, then used them to subtly tag the sidewalks of the city.” Deciding he wanted to evolve his work and bring traditional studio methods to street art, Theodore taught himself to paint via YouTube tutorials and began to work on canvas.

Today he starts his pieces by painting the canvas black before layering on color. “For some reason, when I paint onto darkness I feel like I can see deeper and clearer into the idea of existence,” he observes. In recent works, Theodore has added flesh to his subjects and begun “working on ways to add more emotion to the characters I paint. Recently I’ve started to focus on the eyes.” The results are energetic works that GQ magazine has described as “chromatic thunderstorms at once exhilarating, incontrovertibly powerful, and ever so slightly chilling.” The subject of a documentary, Becoming: Bradley Theodore , which premiered at 2016’s Tribeca Film Festival, Theodore has collaborated with Google, Puma, and Rolls-Royce and was artist in residence at the US Open. Today he works from a studio in Miami, exploring themes such as fleeting fame and inescapable mortality, and is currently preparing for a new 2020 show, The System is Broken . Somehow, Theodore has found a way to make it work for him. bradleytheodore.com

In the studio with… Bradley Theodore Inescapable mortality and fleeting fame are the continuing themes of the street-artist-turned- painter, known for his depictions of fashion icons Words STEVEN SHORT Photography JEFFERY SALTER

Bright canvas: Theodore’s painting style is instantly recognizable, whether on his canvases of celebrities (Karl Lagerfeld, right ), or royalty: Queen of the Roses , 2018 ( top left ) and Queen of Versailles , 2018 ( left ). Jomo Kenyatta , 2019 ( above ), was a private commission.

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Architect Q&A Jutta Hoehn

Where did you grow up and what was home like? I was born and raised in the spa town of Wiesbaden, in Germany—it’s famed for its architecture. I think it was this exposure to the beautiful buildings that ignited an early passion for design and architecture. Germany, and although I enjoy the fruits of their labor, I never saw myself becoming a farmer. Even at an early age I loved design and interesting buildings, so architecture seemed a natural career choice. I studied architecture at the Johannes Gutenberg University of Mainz. Why and when did you form JSH Algarve? I led the redesign of what would become one of the Algarve’s first five-star hotels in 1999. I decided to settle in Portugal and founded JSH Algarve. We specialize in bespoke design across Portugal, including both interior and exterior architecture, new builds, renovations, and remodeling. In what way does the Portuguese climate influence your designs? My surrounding environment plays a fundamental role in my designs. Given the beautiful weather, we focus just as much on exterior living as we do on the interior. We aim to create light and cool open spaces to maximize the connection between indoor and outdoor and develop a harmonious duality between the two. We also strive for green solutions and sustainability. 
 modern lines, and Portugal’s year-round warm weather Was it always your ambition to be an architect? My family have vineyards in The founder of JSH Algarve is inspired by traditional tiles, clean

How do you approach a commission? The design process begins with a conversation where we discuss ideas, the client’s tastes and preferences, as well as the location and topography of the site. I then transform this into a 3D design concept. We also use virtual reality so that clients can get excited about the end product. I love working collaboratively with clients to make their visions reality, while injecting my own signature style. Describe the Jutta Hoehn “look.” My style is a blend of contemporary and traditional elements. I often use authentic Portuguese tiles within my properties, which juxtapose well with the modern aesthetic of my projects. Challenges can lie in blending modern architecture with traditional finishes and striking the correct balance between the two.

Clockwise from top right: Quinta do Lago Golf Leste, one of a number of “super villas” that JSH Algarve is creating in the Quinta do Lago golf resort in Portugal; the property’s light-filled interior; Villa Varandas do Lago; Villa Vale do Lobo; Villa Vale Verde.

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How do you unify your projects? Our projects aim to show that green architecture and luxury can be seamlessly combined. The design approach always considers energy- saving solutions, local materials when possible, and water-saving solutions, as well as sustainable and recyclable materials. What inspires you? I am always inspired by my surroundings, wherever I am in the world. I love to have a sense of duality in my projects; between traditional and contemporary, luxury and environmentally friendly, and especially unity between indoor and outdoor living. Whose work do you admire? Isay Weinfeld of Brazil, Pitsou Kedem of Israel, Jean Nouvel of France, and of course, Zaha Hadid. 
 What is your own home like? I have actually recently completed building my own home in Loulé and I am thrilled with the result. The overall style is a blend of contemporary features with eclectic artwork and unusual pieces of furniture. Of course I’ve included Portuguese tiles in my bath which look beautiful against copper fixtures and fittings. algarve-architecture.com

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The world of Christie’s  News and expert insight from the auction house

As is the version with a gold balloon that led our “Banksy: I can’t believe you morons actually buy this sh*t” sale this September and realized £395,250/$517,777. The online auction raised £1,122,750/$1,470,802 in total (including buyer’s premium). Works featuring rats and chimps are also highly sought after. There are many variations of the Placard Rats series, with different slogans. A picture of a chimpanzee bearing the words “Laugh now, but one day we’ll be in charge,” is among the most celebrated. Original Banksy graffiti art can command high prices: by the late 2000s, the art world had caught up with his popular appeal, and many of his works had been removed from their original public settings and sold.

Today, his prints come in both unsigned and signed editions. Unsigned and signed artworks are equally legitimate—a certificate from Pest Control, Banksy’s “handling service,” is the proof of authenticity that you need. When buying in this market our specialists advise to buy from a trusted source such as a big auction house or a reputable dealer. All Banksy artworks offered at Christie’s come with Pest Control certificates. Look after your Banksy, and it will look after you. Although Banksy’s street art is weathered, most of his commercial works are issued in pristine condition—be it on paper, canvas, cardboard, or stenciled on a wooden box. Care for them as you would any other artwork: hang canvases and prints away from direct sunlight and changing humidity. Works on paper should be framed beneath UV-protective glass. It’s just as important to look after the Pest Control certificate: you will need it if you decide to sell your work.

A Christie’s exper t on… BANKSY

London-based James Baskerville, Associate Specialist in the Prints & Multiples department, reveals all about the world’s most mysterious street artist In July 2019, the anonymous graffiti artist beat Leonardo Da Vinci and Claude Monet to be crowned Britain’s favorite artist of all time, according to a poll by YouGov for Homes & Antiques magazine. Although his identity is a secret, Banksy’s stencils are some of the most recognizable works of contemporary art. He first “bombed” (sprayed) the walls of Bristol in South West England in the early 1990s, but his fame grew when he moved to London in the early 2000s. He has since left his mark on cities around the world. Alongside his street art, Banksy has been creating works for sale for more than 20 years. In the beginning, the now-much-copied artist didn’t create prints to make money and they were sold for incredibly low prices. People were buying the art on their credit cards as if it was a poster, with no awareness of its future value. Today Banksy’s most iconic images fetch the highest prices and his most sought-after editions, canvases, and sculptures are often directly inspired by his graffiti art. Girl with Balloon , for example, was originally a series of stencil murals first sprayed in London in 2002. While the red balloon is the most recognizable, there are other variations in purple, blue, and pink, although these are extremely rare.

Iconic images: The extremely rare, gold version of Girl with Balloon ( right ) that led the recent “Banksy: I can’t believe you morons actually buy this sh*t sale” at Christie’s in September 2019, and sold for £395,250/$517,777. CND ( above ), realized £25,000 ($31,183).

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favorable. As Sir Winston Churchill memorably said: “I could not live without champagne. In victory I deserve it. In defeat I need it.” Pol Roger of course named its top cuvée after the former prime minister: Cuvée Sir Winston Churchill.

Whichever story is correct, the fact is that if you went into a wine store 25 years ago, champagne tended to be the most expensive wine on the shelf. But this has now changed; as prices of Bordeaux and Burgundy have rocketed, the cost of a decent bottle of champagne has remained relatively inexpensive. Today the market, although dominated by the Grandes Marques , offers affordable and delicious drinking. At auction we tend to see the prestige cuvées produced by the large champagne houses: Salon, Krug, Cristal, and of course Dom Pérignon. We often have direct-from-producer sales of champagne, as invariably the houses have decent stocks of mature wines stored in their own cellars. Outside of auction, it’s worth looking out for some of the smaller growers: A. R. Lenoble, Cédric Bouchard, and Benoît Lahaye. The choice is increasing and the quality-to-cost ratio is very

The wine exper t In praise of bubbles Chris Munro, Head of Wine Department, Americas, Christie’s New York Champagne has always been seen as the wine for celebration. It was invented around the year 1670 by a French monk who gave his name to the prestige brand of Moët & Chandon— Dom Pérignon. This is how the story goes, but was champagne actually an English invention? The English scientist Christopher Merrett documented the addition of sugar to create a secondary fermentation in a paper he presented to the Royal Society in 1662, six years before Dom Pérignon became a monk at Hautvillers Abbey. Christie’s Education NURTURING CONFIDENCE Christie’s Education launches The Young Collectors Club in London The Young Collectors Club was created to nurture and assist the growing young collectors’ movement, with the aim of helping members to establish and maintain an art collection that will grow with them through their lifetime. “Through monthly meetings, young collectors, and those thinking of establishing a collection, will be able to engage and network with like- minded individuals interested in finding out more about the current art market and share experiences,” says Glen Hardwick-Bruce, Programme

Celebratory: Four bottles of Dom Pérignon Rosé sold for £2,160/$2,899 in 2018.

Collecting the image: Christie’s Education students at the Venice Biennale 2019.

Director of Continuing Education at Christie’s Education London. “By educating and introducing them to various collecting categories, we believe that we play an important role in giving our audience the confidence to break into the art world.”

The Young Collectors Club will offer its members a wide range of art-related events and talks with art advisors, artists, collection managers, funds, gallerists, Christie’s specialists, and other young collectors. christies.edu/youngcollectorsclub

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T R AV E L Hotel news, the hottest destinations, and how to get there in style

Sierra de Mariola , Spain POSITIVE CHARGE

Arrive at MasQi just as the sun is setting behind the tops of the Spanish pines, and you’ll get to see the main residence bathed in a peachy, ethereal glow. Expect to leave with a similar glow after a weekend spent at this unique wellness retreat in Spain’s Sierra de Mariola mountains. Located between Alicante and Valencia, MasQi—from the Spanish word for more ( mas ) and the Chinese word for energy ( qi )—is run by founder Sonia Ferre Garcia, who turned her family’s 19th-century Spanish farmhouse into a stylish eight-room hotel. Within the bougainvillea- scented garden, a yoga dome sits beside a swimming pool with stunning mountain views, and a program of rebalancing offers yoga, meditation, energy healing, and life coaching, along with meals made with locally sourced ingredients and based on macrobiotic principles. masqi.es

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L ake Como, Italy VINTAGE GLAMOUR

Lake Como is a place rich with stories. Of historic palaces and dynastic families. Of adventure and drama and art and great romances. The town of Tremezzo, which hugs the lake’s western edge, was famously described as “that sunny, happy place” by Greta Garbo’s character in the classic 1932 film Grand Hotel . And though it’s not the same lodging Garbo was referring to, there’s nowhere better to relax into this particular sense of place than Grand Hotel Tremezzo , where stepping into the rose- scented lobby feels like a passport to the golden age of travel—of Belle Époque grand tours, exquisite personal service, and a luxuriously relaxed pace, all accented with warm, authentic Italian hospitality. Family-run for generations, the hotel has been lovingly looked after and meticulously updated, including the sumptuous rooms and suites, gilded lobby, and the exceptional T Spa, whose signature

treatments feature Santa Maria Novella products from the renowned Florence farmacia . Special attention has been paid to the state-of-the-art kitchen, where a talented brigade creates classic Italian dishes for L’Escale Trattoria & Wine Bar as well as for La Terrazza, whose innovative fine-dining menu is inspired by the late Michelin-starred chef Gualtiero Marchesi, widely considered to be the father of modern Italian cuisine. The signature risotto—creamy, al dente, luxurious—is adorned with gold leaf and comes with a certificate of authenticity that serious foodies will delight in. For those seeking a more intimate entertaining experience at scale, Grand Hotel Tremezzo also offers two unique villa properties for private events or overnight stays that welcome guests into a world of historic elegance, with the service of dedicated staff and full access to the main hotel’s facilities. grandhoteltremezzo.com; redsavannah.com

Clockwise from above: A Lake View Prestige Room at Grand Hotel Tremezzo; its classic exterior; Villa Passalacqua, one of two villas available to hire for private events; views from the pool over Lake Como.

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Clockwise from above: Caldera House’s Valles Suite; the relaxing and rustic lounge; the Old Yellowstone Garage restaurant; another of the suites, the Modernist Taupo; the lounge bar; one of the larger suites with a terrace firepit.

Jackson Hole, Wyoming, U. S . A . Snow business

Imagined by its owner Wesley Edens as a world-class retreat with the rugged spirit of the American West, Caldera House is an eight-suite hotel and members- only alpine club located at the base of Jackson Hole Mountain Resort. The resort’s interiors—the joint creation of two award-winning firms, L.A.’s Commune and local studio Carney Logan Burke—blend European style with American craftsmanship. Suites feature spacious living rooms, wood-burning fireplaces, and snowmelt patios for year-round use. The resort is also home to The Mudroom, where all guests’ skiing needs are met, from hire to tuning and storage. calderahouse.com

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South Africa WHERE THE WILD THINGS ARE South Africa is of course the top destination for safaris, but Johannesburg also has much to offer the discerning traveler Words STEVEN SHORT

T he sun is just up and we are standing only yards away from a giraffe who is nosing around in the foliage. A subtle change in the wind direction—unnoticed by us but later mentioned by our guide, Tinus Nel—alerts the creature to our strange smell and therefore presence. She eyes us curiously before wandering off. “Giraffes can decapitate a lion with a single kick,” Nel informs us before leading us deeper into the bush. This exhilarating, early morning walk is just one of many things that make Shambala Private Game Reserve such a magical place. A three- hour drive from Johannesburg, the 24,711-acre (10,000 ha) “farm”—as locals refer to it—is home not just to giraffes but elephants, lions, zebras, and wildebeest. There are huge and magnificent black-and-white rhinos, too, as well as an anti-poaching unit working to ensure these endangered animals do not, as feared, disappear as a species over the course of the next decade. “They are part of our

heritage, part of what makes us who we are,” says Nel. When you arrive at the camp, over a welcoming glass of champagne, you’re told how there are no timetables here. You do what you want, when you want. Bush walk at 6am? No problem. A massage or facial in the on-site spa (where the soundtrack of exotic birds comes in from the windows rather than out of speakers) before lunch?

You got it. “We give you your time back,” as Roemello Marupen, one of the Shambala team puts it. You eat when you’re hungry, chatting with head chef Dayne Bailey and sous chef Matthew Earp-Jones about what’s available that day. All tastes and dietary requirements are catered for here, from meaty—choice local cuts are prepared over a central brai (South

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The villa, with its large bedrooms and indoor–outdoor pool, is a world away from Madiba’s humble home in Soweto, which we visit when back in Johannesburg. Madiba moved into the small red-brick house in 1946 and it is now a museum to his life and legacy. In Johannesburg we make the Saxon Hotel our base. Set within 10 “Don’t be surprised if you see a hippo wallowing in the fenced-off waters below as you sip your afternoon glass of Sauvignon.”

African barbecue)—to vegetarian, vegan, and gluten-free. Whatever your dietary preference be sure to try Shambala’s chakalaka, a traditional relish that packs quite a punch. You can eat in your room or in the bar and dining area, which has a terrace overlooking the reserve’s river on which to sunbathe and enjoy the sights and sounds of Africa. Don’t be surprised if you see a hippo wallowing in the fenced-off waters below as you sip your afternoon glass of Sauvignon. Also on the reserve is the Nelson Mandela Villa, commissioned by Shambala owner Douw Steyn for his friend, and the man who later became known as Madiba, as a place where the statesman could relax and entertain away from the spotlight. The retreat can now be hired and sleeps up to 12.

lush acres (4 ha) the suite-only hotel is quietly luxurious with super-attentive staff (a 24-hour butler is on hand for whatever you may need or desire) and World of Interiors -worthy decor. Food is also noteworthy here. Ask chef Jane-Therese Mulry to take you on a tour of Sarapana, the hotel’s kitchen garden, and she’ll show you what you might be eating during your stay, either in the all-day Qunu restaurant, which she oversees, or the fine dining Grei, where head chef Candice Philip produces show-stopping tasting menus that riff on “herbaceous and natural themes.” Go easy on lunch at Grei—each course is more spectacular than the last and you’ll be pleasantly stuffed come dessert. shambalaprivategamereserve.co.za; saxon.co.za

Town and country: Accommodation at the Shambala Private Game Reserve comprises traditional Zulu- style huts with woven walls and domed ceilings ( right ), while babbling streams run between the nine huts ( left ). In contrast, a room at Johannesburg's Saxon Hotel ( below ).

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Bad Ragaz , Switzerland MEMORABLE MEALS

“Where good wine is grown there are usually culinary delights nearby,” observes Marco Zanolari, general manager of Grand Hotel Quellenhof. The wines produced in Switzerland’s Bündner Herrschaft region are certainly good, and the culinary delights on offer at the newly refurbished Quellenhof are unmissable. Star of the show is Sven Wassmer Memories, where the top Swiss chef showcases “new Alpine cooking” in tasting menus that celebrate local producers and seasonal ingredients, created in a restaurant with an open kitchen that adds an immersive air to dining. Wassmer’s wife Amanda Wassmer-Bulgin oversees the hotel’s state-of-the-art wine cellar, which is home to some 4,000 bottles—including biodynamic wines—and comes complete with a crystal chandelier that brightens or dims depending on volume levels. The hotel’s rooms and suites have been redecorated by Claudio Carbone who has introduced a sophisticated pared-down palette with bespoke furnishings, sumptuous textiles, and natural-stone baths. There are stunning mountain views at every turn and the hotel is part of a wellness retreat with a thermal spa complex at its heart. resortragaz.ch/en/

Alpine delights: A newly decorated room, part of a CHF 45 million ($45.2m) renovation ( above ); chef Sven Wasser ( below ); and the dining room at Sven Wassmer Memories ( below left ), with its open kitchen.

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Perfect retreat: The cypress- lined swim-lane pool at Airelles Gordes, La Bastide. Inside, rooms have terracotta floors, dark cherry furniture, and old oil portraits.

Gordes , France The joy of Provence The chiming bell of the 11th-century honeycomb- colored church reminds you every hour that there’s nowhere more Provençal than this. Not only are you sitting on a warm terrace with the dark hillsides of the Luberon valley stretching before you, the aperitif before you is a light rosé, and the breeze is scented with the vestiges of the lavender season. It helps, too, if your viewpoint is from the five-star Airelles Gordes, La Bastide . The word bastide means a fortified hilltop village in this ancient part of France and Gordes is a particularly pretty one, just an hour’s meandering drive east of Avignon and the same north of Marseille. A €30 million ($33.2m) project by the Airelles Collection (of Courchevel fame), La Bastide has sympathetically rendered a collection of 16th-century properties into one modern hotel with 34 bedrooms, six suites, and an adjoining maison with its own pool. Inside, picture-lit corridors and stone stairs lead you to your spacious room, while verdant grounds house outdoor lounges, cool vaulted loggia, and two inviting swimming pools. If further relaxation is needed, then the spa—modeled on a nearby Cistercian abbey—offers a hammam and sauna, plus four Sisley treatment rooms. gordes.airelles.com

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Barbados , Caribbean In the pink

One place that will have you wishing you could call this island home is the Fairmont Royal Pavilion , with its 72 newly renovated rooms that open onto the beach, and have a modern, airy feel. Located on the desirable west coast, it’s the perfect spot from which to launch a private-hire catamaran to swim with the turtles. The muted pink of the exterior mimics the hue of the stunning coral- flecked sand on Crane Beach, and makes a photogenic backdrop for the lush green grounds, in which you can enjoy daily complimentary yoga classes. fairmont.com/barbados

St . Bar thélemy, Caribbean ROCK SOLID One of the Caribbean’s most iconic hotels, Eden Rock has just reopened its doors following an extensive two-year revamp. The overhaul has resulted in new rooms and suites, a new bar and restaurant, and a new spa—the work of owner Jane Matthews, Architectonik St Barths and Martin Brudnizki Design Studio (its first project in the Caribbean.) All rooms have been given a fresh look while three new rooms have been built on top of the Sand Bar area. There are also three additional suites, two with private swimming pools. If privacy and seclusion are on your vacation wishlist, three new villas await: Villa Rockstar with six suites, Villa Frangipani and the new Villa Nina both with three. All are located directly on the beach. Jean-Georges Vongerichten continues to oversee the dining at the Sand Bar, inspired by his ABC Kitchen & Jojo restaurants. There’s a new beach bar too, complete with a “Frosé” trolley. oetkercollection.com

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