‘Tis the Season: 6 Homes in Winter Wonderlands

‘Tis the Season: 6 Homes in Winter Wonderlands

Here come the holidays, with a layer of fresh powder for your skis. Luxury Defined presents six scenic homes designed to make the most of the season—and the snowpack—in ultimate convenience and creature comfort. From a traditional Alpine chalet in the Italian...
CAPITAL CULTURE: 8 HOMES NEAR WORLD-CLASS MUSEUMS

CAPITAL CULTURE: 8 HOMES NEAR WORLD-CLASS MUSEUMS

For the discerning homebuyer, a home in a cultural capital is a must-have in any luxury property portfolio. Ah, but for the art connoisseur, even in the age of social distance, city life provides one paramount advantage: access to the world’s greatest museums—many of...
Why do the British keep buying houses in the Algarve?

Why do the British keep buying houses in the Algarve?

LUXIMOS Christies International Real Estate The pandemic has not taken away the desire of the British to buy houses in Portugal. The number of people interested in living in the Algarve has skyrocketed. The British were eager to return to Portugal. Passionate about...
The Private Collection of Jayne Wrightsman

The Private Collection of Jayne Wrightsman

The Directors of Christie’s request the pleasure of your company for a virtual Zoom conversation to celebrate the upcoming auction of the private collection of Jayne Wrightsman on Thursday, October 8 at 1:00pm ET.  Formal invitation is here. Click here to...
History  makers

History makers

Christie’s and Stadium Goods have teamed up to offer 11 pairs of Nike Air Jordans — featuring signed and game-worn sneakers from Michael Jordan’s era-defining Chicago Bulls career If you ever wanted to attribute the rare sneaker-collecting phenomenon to one person,...
Private Banks: Seven Luxurious Lakeside Homes

Private Banks: Seven Luxurious Lakeside Homes

Owning a lakeside home means unlimited access to nature and endless recreational possibilities—in, on, and near the water: sailing and powerboating (with little risk of being lost at sea), waterskiing, freshwater fishing, snorkeling, and scuba diving, and the simple...
Portugal remains third safest country in the world

Portugal remains third safest country in the world

Portugal remains third safest country in the world, as well as being ranked the safest country in the European Union. This is according to the latest Global Peace Index (GPI), by the Institute for Economics & Peace, which compiles the ‘ranking’ of the...
The 1.25-mile waterfront stretch in Monaco that used to be the world’s most expensive street looks no different from the rest of the city — and it says a lot about Monaco’s wealth

The 1.25-mile waterfront stretch in Monaco that used to be the world’s most expensive street looks no different from the rest of the city — and it says a lot about Monaco’s wealth

Monaco, a tiny sovereign city-state on the French Riviera, is one of the wealthiest nations in the world. It’s home to what was once the most expensive street in the world: Avenue Princesse Grace, a roughly 1.25-mile waterfront street named after American...
Luxury Waterfront Living in Canada

Luxury Waterfront Living in Canada

Luxury Defined tours five spectacular waterfront homes on Canada’s oceans, rivers, and lakes O Canada! “The True North strong and free” is also one of the world’s ultimate destinations for living on the waterfront. Canada has the longest coastline in the world:...
Discover Maui’s Grand Oceanfront Kahana Estate

Discover Maui’s Grand Oceanfront Kahana Estate

Perfectly located between Kaanapali and Kapalua, this oceanfront estate has no equal in the Hawaiian Islands An extraordinary residence balancing seclusion with accessibility, Maui’s grand Kahana Estateprovides oceanside, year-round living on an opulent scale that’s...
Explore the World’s Most Picturesque Golf Courses

Explore the World’s Most Picturesque Golf Courses

There are more than 30,000 golf courses in the world, so choosing the best is difficult to narrow down. Is it Augusta National in Georgia, home of the Masters? Le Golf National outside Paris, the location of this year’s Ryder Cup in September? Bellerive Country Club...
Essentials for the Modern Equestrian Center

Essentials for the Modern Equestrian Center

These architects aim to understand the horse as a client as much as the property owner when designing estates with equestrian facilities London-based architect Seth Stein took a somewhat unconventional approach when he began work on the groundbreaking Merricks...
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