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One of the most beautiful houses in the world 

This extraordinary beachfront estate, on a ¼-mile white sand beach, is a rare masterpiece in architecture and interior design and includes every luxury imaginable. Having been featured in various design magazines as well as the TV show Lifestyles of the Rich and Famous, this stunning property sleeps 10 guests in 5 impeccable bedrooms, with 5 full and 2 half-bathrooms. The sumptuous decor inside the forty-foot-high interior has been customized with the finest art treasures from throughout the world, creating a true beachfront palace.

The Jewel of Maui is a dramatic vision at night, as seen from the edge of the sixty-foot luxury infinity-edge pool. Inside, there is central air conditioning and a media room with a 9-ft. projection screen & plasma TV/DVD system. The grand hall ensures every guest in the home has a comfortable place to gaze at the ocean and pool areas from the plush, 30 ft wraparound sofa.

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795 thousand euros for a two-bedroom one-and-a-half-bath apartment

"This two-bedroom one-and-a-half-bath apartment is on the second floor of a 1906 manor house on Elbchaussee, an Elbe riverfront thoroughfare known for its regal villas and impressive gardens. The three-story white house is in Othmarschen, a wealthy residential district a 15-minute drive from the city center of Hamburg.

The house has six units, accessed via a grand marble staircase with wrought iron railings. The apartment, with 1,367 square feet of space, has high ceilings, pitch-pine floors, distinctive moldings, numerous windows and three terraces".

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Simplicity can be soulful

“This is all about balancing youthful instincts with the trappings of success,” says architect Lee F. Mindel describing the transformation he oversaw for his clients, a Manhattan real-estate developer and his entrepreneur wife, who would be hosting dinners for their high-powered colleagues and friends. “The greatest form of grandeur for me is spaces that don’t constrict, that give you options.”

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Will Smith shows his dream house of Malibu

The Smith clan show their luxurious home in Malibu. Jada is currently starring in HawthoRNe on TNT; Will’s next film, due in May 2012, is Men in Black III.

Stephen Samuelson designed an adobe-style residence full of intimate spaces, organic forms and hadcrafted details.

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