Maison DuJour: Eclectic New York City Townhouse

02 January 2015

RDuJour - Interior Inspiration - Manhattan Townhouse - 134 Beekman Street New York New York-1

On a quaint and serene cobblestone street which captures the spirit of early 19th Century New York this published home features a refined design aesthetic and soaring interior spaces centered around a spectacular 4-story high open staircase. In the owner’s words, “Every fixture, every light bulb and every doorknob were deeply considered”. The result is a compelling blend of both historical and industrial influences, artfully combined with the modern amenities which discerning buyers seek. Continue reading to view additional images of the property.

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Interiors to Inspire: Villa on an Island in Stockholm

30 October 2014

Swedish Pastel Interiors Villa Djurgård Sweden-2

This charming 1700s villa is located in Djurgård, Sweden, an island that is apparently located in Stockholm. The home features a romantic interior scheme throughout with pastel accents that add a touch of girlishness to the neutral backdrop. Delicate furniture and vintage chandeliers further complement the space. Continue reading to view additional images.

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Inside Michelle William’s Brooklyn Townhouse

19 October 2014


Actress Michelle Williams is selling the enormous Brooklyn townhouse she once shared with Heath Ledger. Located in the borough’s fashionable Boerum Hill neighborhood, the 22′ wide corner townhouse features 6-8 bedrooms and 4.5 bathrooms over four floors plus a finished basement with temperature controlled wine cellar and expansive built-in storage. An addition three-car garage, 12′ ceilings throughout, built-in entertainment surround sound with double turntables, wood-burning fireplace, full size deluxe kitchen with walk-in pantry, and direct access to a private landscaped rooftop garden make this one of the most luxurious residences in the city. Continue reading to view additional images.

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Maison DuJour: Manor House in Oxfordshire

14 October 2014

English Manor House - Fingest Village Oxfordshire England-1

Fingest House stands in a prominent position inthe middle of the village and is Listed Grade 11 built around 1790 with 14.25 acres. It has many fine period features the hall and dining room of particular note being specially mentioned in the listing, it benefits from a number of open fireplaces with the principal rooms having views over the delightful gardens.

There is an attractive courtyard, beautiful gardens and grounds being a perfect compliment to the property as well as a separate cottage. The gardens are a particularly fine feature of the house. There is a croquet lawn, an area of orchard and expanses of lawn interspersed with mature Yew hedges and deep herbaceous borders against the old garden wall. The tennis court and swimming pool are tucked away at the far end of the garden.

Adjacent to the house is a substantial brick and flint barn with ample storage and loft space. Planning permission has been granted for anew stable yard with 4 loose boxes. Continue reading to view additional images of the property.

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Maison DuJour: Georgian Manor in New York

09 October 2014


Unparalleled in its sophisticated elegance and chic contemporary design, this Georgian manor estate which was originally built in 1930, has been completely renovated. Today with over 20,000 square feet, this magnificent architectural masterpiece juxtaposes historic period details with contemporary splendor. The entry gallery is anchored by a phenomenal modern staircase cantilevered from exposed brick walls. The fluidity and movement in the contours of the sweeping staircase create an energy indicative of the residence itself.

The entertaining floor features a sumptuous living room, handsome library with dedicated ventilation system, tremendous dining room, all of which enjoy fireplaces, an orangerie, exposed brick aviary, state-of-the-art kitchen with breakfast room and lounge, gardening room and family room. The master bedroom suite includes an expansive bedroom with fireplace and private terrace, wonderfully large dressing area and spa like bathroom with floors made of poured clear terrazzo and clear shattered glass.

The main residence sits majestically on a hilltop on 25 acres of rolling meadows and lightly wooded property and borders the 150 acre Marsh Sanctuary. It is accessed by a gated entrance and stately winding driveway. A pond, 2 bedroom guest cottage, 65 foot pool, pool cabana and tennis court complete this esteemed property. Continue reading to view additional images.


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Interior Inspiration: By the Way Cottage in Carmel

02 October 2014


The quaint seaside town of Carmel, California, is famous for the charming cottages that populate it’s surroundings. By-the-Way Cottage is the name of this English-country style home located in Carmel that was built in 1920 by the architect M.J. Murphy. Murphy’s homes remain in demand in the area today and a brief tour of the picturesque interiors of this residence it is easy to see why. Continue reading to view additional photos.

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Kirsten Dunst’s Manhattan Penthouse

20 September 2014

Kirsten Dunst Manhattan Penthouse - 533 CANAL STREET SOHO New York -03

This charming penthouse apartment located in Manhattan’s SoHo neighborhood is said to be owned by actress Kirsten Dunst and currently listed for rent by Douglas Elliman. Featuring breathtaking views of the Hudson River, the flat is perched on top of one of the most iconic lofts buildings downtown. It has been gut renovated with the highest level of finishes and attention to detail. The two bedroom, one and half bath space has also been furnished with a fine mix of modern pieces and antiquities. Continue reading to view additional images.

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Maison DuJour: Estate in Water Mill

01 September 2014

Villa Maria Water Mill New York Estate-010

Villa Maria is a private and magnificent waterfront estate with stately gardens and glorious views of Mecox Bay. The present owners, world-renowned designers, purchased this spectacular property in 2005 and began a 6-year project to restore the home’s original 1920’s grandeur while modernizing it into a splendid 21st century estate. At 22,000 sq. ft., it has 11 bedrooms including a 6-room beautifully appointed master suite, a handmade stone and wrought iron staircase, a 60 foot living room with original fresco details and a state of the art kitchen. All principal rooms are brilliantly sunny and take advantage of the panoramic water views. The outdoor spaces feature a grand 2-story portico and a large stone terrace overlooking the wide lawn and bay. There is a waterside pool, pool cabana, tennis court and a charming two-bedroom guesthouse. View more images of the property below.

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Maison DuJour: Villa in Lake Como

25 August 2014

Lake Como Villa Estate - Via Regina Lake Como Laglio, Como 22010 Italy-03

Lakefront Villa with great architecture, composed of a main building on three levels, covering 930 sq.m. in all. located in the heart of a green park of about 3,450 sqm., alongside the lake and the higher street Via Regina (to which is connected through a bridge crane), and of a small independent villa for guests on two levels ( 280 sqm.), at the extreme north side of the park (also with independent access) with small private harbour. Three docks for boats. The property features additional annexes (porter’s lodge, house keepers, garage) of about 345 sqm., located on the back of the villa beyond the road. The property is kept in perfect condition and built alongside a length of 300 meters. Unique location and great importance. Continue reading to view additional images of the home. 

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Maison DuJour: Townhouse in Pelham Crescent London

14 August 2014

Maison DuJour - Townhouse Pelham Crescent, London, SW7-01

A unique Grade II* double fronted house providing the largest first floor drawing room on the Crescent. This exceptional, bright formal room has six sets of French doors facing both south and west over the gardens of Pelham Crescent. In addition to the beautiful drawing room, this rare house also benefits from an enchanting dining room and an elegant library leading to the private, west-facing garden. Continue reading to view additional images of the property.

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