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Saturday, April 28, 2018

Environment Friendly Luxury Home - An Eco Mansion

Usually the most luxurious homes put a lot of load on the pocket of the owner on a regular basis. The consumption of electricity and water to run the luxurious gadgets like air-conditioners, swimming pools put a lot regular burden not only financially but sometimes it harms the environment. Can we build a luxury home that is friendly for our environment. Some architects in the world have succeeded in making such Eco-Mansions. Such environment friendly eco-mansions have inspired a lot of people.

Acqua Liana, Florida

Acqua Liana Outside ViewThis 1.6 acre ocean front private residential property is the first to obtain the triple “green” certification through the U.S. Green Building Council, the Florida Green Building Coalition and Energy Star for Homes. This house is created by Frank McKinney, who is known as a real estate artist. Some of the features of this home are listed below.

  • 7 bedrooms
  • 11 bathrooms
  • Hollywood-like theater
  • 2 glass elevators
  • Classic lounge and lap pool
  • floating sun terraces, a waterfall spa
  • 2000 gallon arched aquarium wet bar
  • Garage with sub-surface windows to look into the pool

Acqua Liana Main ViewEnvironmental Friendly features of this 15,000 sq ft eco mansion are :

  • The solar panels in this house are enough to cover a basketball court. They provide enough electricity to fulfill the needs of three average sized homes.
  • There is a water system in this house that collects the run-off water and can refill an average swimming pool in every 14 days.
  • Lighting system in the home is automatic. Glass walls and environment conscious lights reduces the electricity consumption by 70%. 
  • Reclaimed wood is used in construction of this house which saved 10.5 acres of Brazilian rain forest.
  • Flooring are made of Exotic tropical hardwood

Acqua Liana KitchenAcqua Liana BathroomAcqua Liana Living RoomAcqua Liana PoolAcqua Liana GardenAcqua Liana BedroomAcqua Liana BedroomAcqua Liana Mini TheatreAcqua Liana AquariumAcqua Liana Garage
Creating an eco-mansion might put an added initial financial burden, but later it pays back for what you have spent. Apart from that it also gives a satisfaction that what you have made will not deteriorate the environment and also won't consume any additional environmental resources. We hope that Acqua Liana will inspire you in building a environment friendly home for yourselves.
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Friday, April 27, 2018

Most Luxurious Homes in the World ever made

Making a dream home is a wish of every person, but very few have a dream of making a home full of latest luxuries. Some of the most luxurious homes in the world were created in different parts of the world by their wealthy owners. Most of them costed millions of dollars and lot of architectural talent. It would be injustice to call them just a home. A "Mansion" will be appropriate word for them. These homes are nothing less than the world's most expensive hotels.

Celine Dion's Florida HomeCeline Dion's Florida Home
This 20,000 sq ft mansion located in Jupiter Island, Florida costs around US$28 million. Glass walls, 13 bedrooms,14 bathrooms and a massive water park are the major highlights of this residential property. This celebrity house requires 500,000 gallons of water to all of its pools, slides and water cannons.

Johnny Carson's Malibu Mansion Johnny Carson's Malibu Mansion
This seaside luxury mansion at Point Dume, Malibu belongs to television star Johnny Carson. It cover an area of 174,240 sq ft and costs around US$81.5 million. The glass walls of the house gives a perfect view of Pacific Ocean. This house has got one of the best natural views as it has got a waterfall, a pond and it is surrounded by trees.

Hearst Mansion
Hearst Mansion (The Godfather Mansion)
This well known mansion used in movie "The Godfather" . It was home of US newspaper tycoon William Randolph Hearst. This mansion has 29 bedrooms, a tennis court,  three swimming pools, a night club and a cinema of its own. It was put on sale in 2007 for US$165 million. The owner of this house will be neighbor to Tom Cruise and Katie Holmes and David and Victoria Beckham.

Taylor Swift's Beverly Hills Mansion
Taylor Swift's Beverly Hills Mansion
This 10,982 sq ft mansion is located in Beverly Hills, California. It costed US$25 million in 2015. This house dates back to 1934 and it was used in Hollywood movie "The Best Years of Our Lives", which won Oscar in 1947.

Ellen DeGeneres Montecito HomeEllen DeGeneres Montecito Home
This US$39.5 million home covers an area of 10,500 sq ft is located at Montecito, California Hill. This house has a good view of ocean and mountains. A pool and tennis court adds more luxury to it. Stones and marbles are well utilized in its designing. Handmade iron windows give a more natural look to it.

Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis Childhood HomeJacqueline Kennedy Onassis Childhood Home
This home witnessed the childhood on Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis, who later became the first lady of US. This 23,000 sq ft mansion located in McLean, Northern Virginia is worth US$49.5 million. It has got classic indoor and outdoor pools, tennis court, river view terrace, Georgian-style- decorations and vegetation-enclosed garden.

Villa Leopolda, FranceVilla Leopolda, France
The magnificent villa was built for King Leopold II of Belgium in 1902. Today it is worth $750 million. It is spread over an area of 20 acres. The gardens in this estate are so big that it requires at least 50 full time gardeners. It has 1,200 trees which include olive, orange, lemon and cypress trees.

The Manor, Los AngelesThe Manor, Los Angeles
This 56,000-sq ft LA mansion has got 123 rooms, indoor skating rink, multiple pools, three kitchens, sports courts, private orchard, and a bowling alley. An entire floor is dedicated to closet space in this building. Its current market value is more than US$200 million.

Updown Court, EnglandUpdown Court, England
This 58 Acre house is a situated in the village of Windlesham in Surrey, England. It has got 103 rooms and all luxuries, such as swimming pool and bowling alleys. In 2005 it was listed as most expensive private home in the world.

Antilla MumbaiAntilla Mumbai
This US$1 billion home is located in Mumbai and Mukesh Ambani, the fifth richest person in the world has made it as his family residence. Currently no other private residential property in the world costs as much. It has got all possible luxuries in this 27-storey, 40,000 sq ft house. 
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Sunday, April 22, 2018

In house Swimming Pools with a sense of Luxury

Swimming Pool inside a house is itself enough to give a feel of luxury. But creating one requires a good planning and a good imagination. The location of the swimming pool is the first thing that comes in the mind. Some prefer it in the back yard, while some prefer is inside the house to privacy reasons. Some people even prefer it on terrace, which require some good architectural skills for implementation. Here we have collected some of the best in house swimming pools that will make you desire for one.

backyard swimming pool This swimming pool in the backyard truly give a fantastic luxurious look. It is quiet large enough for proper swimming and also requires more maintenance as it is located outdoor. It has its own pros and cons. The design of the house adds extra beauty to such pools.

indoor swimming pool This indoor swimming pool is one of the best if you want to keep your privacy and stay unaffected from outdoor weatrher. However it takes a lot of indoor space. Its design in simple , but still appealing. The glass panes on the doors gives a good outdoor view. You may use the glass panes with other shades or mosaic to make it as per your wish.

large in-house swimming pool This large indoor pool is meant for swimming only. Such indoor pool requires good lighting to make it look better. Some indoor plants around the pool with proper lighting on them adds an extra look to such pools.

desirable house with pool This outdoor pool in the backyard of the house is one of the most appealing. The walls of the nearby living room are made of glass to give an added look and a sense of luxury. A good architect is must while designing such pool and home.

indoor poolSuch type of pool really requires a large indoor space with proper planning. The curved glass wall gives a nice view of the sky from the pool, which adds an added beauty, especially at the night time when sky is full of stars.

backside pool This outdoor pool with a covered sitting area has its own advantages. As we mentioned earlier, the design of the house also matters while designing such pools.

indoor pool artistic roof The roof of this indoor pool is made with pictures of trees and birds. The lights on the roof gives an effect of night sky which adds the perfect beauty to the pool. Just open this image to get a perfect view of the pool.

indoor open pool
This perfectly designed pool is fantastic example of true imagination and then implementation of design by the architect. Some added decoration with some ornamental plants and lights adds beauty to this pool. It makes it one of the best parts of the house to organize a small party.

indoor pool with wooden finish
This type of swimming pool is good if made on upper floors of the house. It gives you privacy and yet feel of luxury. The wooden ceiling with some decorative lights gives it a perfect look.

outdoor garden pool This type of swimming pool is best if you have got a large garden area. A little waterfall on one end of the pool adds and extra beauty to it. Some light effect on this waterfall can add more beauty to it especially during the evening time.

Maintaining a swimming pool is the toughest job as it requires regular cleaning and changing of water. Apart from that a large house is the first thing that you should plan, if you desire to get a swimming pool in your house. A planning with an experienced architect can definitely give it a cutting edge look and fullfillment of your needs. Some people need swimming pool for swimming purpose, while some have it to give an elegant look to their house. So the design of your in house swimming pool depends on your needs. 
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