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Old January 8th, 2010, 02:39 AM   #1
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Luxury Homes and Mansions Thread

(Okay, if there is already a similar thread in existence then please lock and refer me to that particular thread. )

This thread is for the posting of pictures of Large scale Luxury Homes/Mansions.

Have fun

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Old January 8th, 2010, 07:48 AM   #2
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Here's some from my city (The Gold Coast, Australia)

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This is just a small amount of the mansions here. I don't want to put a lot of them
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Old January 8th, 2010, 05:40 PM   #3
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I think living in one of those big new monster homes would be like living in a hotel. I like homes smaller, personally.
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Old January 8th, 2010, 09:49 PM   #4
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lol, most Hotel rooms are smaller so a Hotel room is more comparable to a smaller home/apartment then a large mansion as shown above.
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Old January 8th, 2010, 10:45 PM   #5
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Mansion's of Brazil












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Old January 8th, 2010, 11:21 PM   #6
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Old January 9th, 2010, 12:56 AM   #7
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Amazing.

All these homes are in Brazil?
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Old January 9th, 2010, 02:16 AM   #8
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^ Los Angeles (Beverly Hills, Bel Air, Atwater Village area).
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Old January 9th, 2010, 04:09 PM   #9
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HOMES IN THE HAMPTONS

(The Hamptons is located 80 miles east NYC in Long Island, NY. It consists of the towns of Southampton, Northampton, Easthampton and Westhampton.)]


























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Some in Constanţa, Romania.



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Old January 10th, 2010, 01:30 AM   #11
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Wow, at the last pic!

Is that a bath tub?!!?!?!??!!
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GOLD COAST TRULY IS STUNNING.
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Old January 15th, 2010, 09:20 AM   #13
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I have removed the postings made by a real estate company who made a profile here to advertise on SSC. Not allowed, of course.
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Old January 15th, 2010, 12:44 PM   #14
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It looks so vulgar...
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Old January 16th, 2010, 04:58 AM   #15
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Sudbury's biggest mcmansion!



At least there aren't any plastic lion statues.
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Robb Report's 2009 House of the Year, check this out...















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The house was designed by Guy Dreier
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Old January 18th, 2010, 08:46 PM   #17
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Here's an entry from KUALA LUMPUR, MALAYSIA.


YTL RESIDENCE




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Paris-based Agence Jouin Manku took on its first large-scale integrated architectural and interior design commission in 2003, when YTL Design Group from Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, invited it to design the residence of a Malaysian power family.




Completed in the latter part of 2008, the residence is the ultimate expression of the taste, influence and industrial-scale capabilities of the prominent family whose entrepreneurial activities have shaped Kuala Lumpur’s skyline.





Three generations of the family inhabit the 3,000 square-meter residence designed to accommodate both private and public functions.






The building includes nine bedrooms, two family rooms, a family kitchen and a private dining area, a family library, a game room, a study, a public reception area, a formal dining room, a ballroom, chapel, 21 bathrooms, a swimming pool, two guest suites plus indoor private and guest parking.






The initial sketches exploring the owners’ usage requirements reveal resemblances to the boring stacked-boxes look still so ubiquitous in residential architecture. And while traces of the “heaped trailers” syndrome remain in the finished building, this is not the Jetsons, neither are we looking at EPCOT, Tomorrowland or the 1964 New York World's Fair.







We are in the lush vegetation of a posh Kuala Lumpur residential area, and in spite of the boxiness of the structure, an elegant circular softness manages to permeate the sightlines and key details of the building, making it an agreeable part of its landscape.






Inside, prominent examples of this curvilinear elegance include the amazing staircases resembling the inside of a shell when viewed from above, and the round ballroom chandelier of 13,000 custom-designed undulating petals of unglazed cast porcelain biscuit.





The curved walls both inside and out have a functional purpose of providing privacy and enclosing each function gently in its own space. The overall sweeping feel inside the spaces invites the viewer in and creates soft, arching vistas.






The concept consists of three layers: the base for public functions, the ring for guests and the private house for the family.






The inside of the magnificent residence is gorgeous with its high ceilings, large windows and abundance of light. White color and natural wood are dominant elements but they allow the view from the vast, mostly retractable, windows to remain the main visual attraction.






The residence is also a wonderful study of contrasts between inside and outside, private and public, traditional and ultra modern, man-made and natural.






YTL Design Group of Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, was the architect of record. The Agence Jouin Manku design team included Patrick Jouin, Sanjit Manku, Yann Brossier (architect), Richard Perron (designer). Officina del Paesaggio from Lugano, Switzerland was in charge of the landscape design, and L’Observatoire, New York, USA handled the lighting. - Tuija Seipell




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....yes.....that's the chapel





The room behind the glass on this level is the ballroom while the one on the upper level is the family dining. The stainless steel-clad part are the private quarters.




Here's a bird's eye view of the mansion against its lesser neighbours










See how natural light are streamed into the interior. There are many other more of such skylight and I am particularly impressed by a huge one situated near the main entrance.






If I am not mistaken this is the view from the library.











Oh this is my fav staircase. It might looked too daring and difficult to climb but it is very sturdy and easy to climb as the inclination is very normal and the foot-slabs are big enuf. The railings wasn't in place when I was there and even then I find no prob ascending and descending

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This wild, architecture, and ethnic diversity is the backdrop for a futuristic yet traditional house that is as eclectic as KL itself. Parisian interior and product designer Patrick Jouin and partner Sanjit Manku, a Kenyan-born Canadian architect, designed the mammoth 32,000-square-foot residence and reception suites for three generations of a prominent Chinese-Malaysian family. (Jouin recently split his firm into two entities: Agence Jouin Manku, overseeing interiors and architecture commissions, and Patrick Jouin ID, focused on industrial design.) Commanding a nearly 1-acre hillside perch in a posh inner suburb, the house tries to minimize—visually and functionally—the impact of a program that’s nothing short of gargantuan.






Each of the seven children’s bedrooms is different, spatially and decoratively. Like its occupant, each bedroom has a distinct personality. “We made some more extroverted, taller, skinnier, some with more nooks for reading,” Manku says. The grown-ups get suites, one a duplex with a sitting area and double-height glass walls open to skyline vistas.








This is the underground driveway......the interior of the car park is similar in decor.......which is nicer than most houses best interior













Maintaining views while tempering the near-equatorial sun meant shading large expanses of glass. Where cantilevers and overhangs didn’t provide protection, Jouin and Manku wrapped the upper levels of the house in a shimmery second skin of stainless-steel louvres that open and close electronically, revealing varying amounts of glazing. (Some of the bedrooms are enclosed with sliding louvred panels of chengal, a native wood.) Besides screening the interior, the delicate outer skin helps diminish the visual bulk of such a large volume. “The house was to appear very light, as if tethered to the ground like a balloon rather than crushing the earth,” Jouin says.








The house itself is a long, faceted three-part tube bent around the pool and ringed by ribbons of paved and planted terraces. Its open-plan ground floor, which contains the vast multilevel living, dining, and kitchen areas, is an irregular-shape pavilion enclosed in floor-to-ceiling glass. The glazed walls slide open to the pool on one side, to the sequestered breakfast terrace on the other. The library and family bedrooms occupy a two-story volume that appears to float above the transparent base. Thanks to massive cantilevers, the bedroom wings extend well beyond the ground floor footprint, creating deep, column-free overhangs for shaded outdoor living.







Separating the family’s daily life from business goings-on was absolutely key. “It was important that the kids could run around in pajamas at the same time a meeting was being held,” says Manku. He and Jouin cleverly tucked the reception spaces into the excavated hillside, keeping them out of sight at basement level while creating a huge, landscaped plinth on which the house sits. “That way, you’re not looking through big, empty rooms every day,” he says.







The banqueting and reception areas are equally expansive, since the family entertains on a grand scale: Small weddings take place in a sleek but spare chapel; for bigger nuptials, a wall of glass panels retracts for more guests. The adjoining ballroom can accommodate as many as 200 people for receptions that include a Chinese New Year’s banquet each winter. Elaborate dinners, frequently for government and business VIPs, are held in the formal dining room, which seats up to 30. Among these three spaces are 13 bathrooms.





Images from the official photographer, Roland Halbe:













Private living room......




The ballroom
































The upper floors of this 32,000-square-foot residence are wrapped with stainless- steel louvers. The interior skin is chengal, a native Malaysian wood; photography: Eric Laignel.






The entry foyer's marble staircase leads to the formal library upstairs and the function rooms downstairs; photography: Eric Laignel.






The teak-floored living area has sofas by Patrick Jouin, a freestanding Corian bar by him and copartner Sanjit Manku, and a trio of armchairs by Jean-Marie Massaud; photography: Eric Laignel.







The central section, housing two of nine bedrooms, has sliding louvered chengal panels; photography: Eric Laignel.






The foyer's spiral stair rises from a shallow reflecting pool lined in black granite and has handrails of stainless steel. Photography: Eric Laignel.







Another spiral stair with petal-shape teak treads stands near a wall covered in painted aluminum disks; the open-air breakfast terrace is paved with end-grain blocks of chengal; photography: Eric Laignel.







In the bedroom wing, custom teak lanterns, some as tall as 10 feet, hang in the atrium above the kitchen and beneath a connecting bridge of nyatoh; photography: Eric Laignel.







The self-contained compound sits on a hilltop site nearly 1 acre in size; photography: courtesy of Agence Jouin Manku.






The duplex suite's bedroom overlooks the sitting area with double-height windows and views of downtown Kuala Lumpur; photography: Eric Laignel.







In the library, panels of bronze mesh and glass wrap a light well spanning the house's three levels. The pair of Arne Jacobsen chairs sits on teak flooring; photography: Eric Laignel.
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Old January 19th, 2010, 07:55 AM   #18
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GOSH I want that one!
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amazing!!!!!!!!!
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The last two are looking like Headquaters not like mansions.
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