August 30, 2018 / Property Spotlight

Haute Architecture: Homes with Fashionable Amenities

Inspired by this season’s fashion shows, Luxury Defined spotlights 8 haute homes

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If you are a dedicated follower of high fashion, you take your style notes from the runways of Paris, New York, London, and Milan. When it comes to high-fashion living spaces, take your cues from this Luxury Defined collection of chic homes designed with haute couture in mind. For the model, the designer, the stylist, or the fashionista for whom “retail therapy” is both art form and lifestyle, a luxury home must offer certain amenities: A vast, walk-in wardrobe, a decadent dressing room, a lavishly styled bathroom, and other custom features are de rigeur for both storage and display. So whether your personal style is a designer gown or a bespoke suit, a retro urban duplex or a Gatsbyesque oceanfront estate, these homes’ on-trend features can be the ultimate fashion accessory.

The Woodlands Estate
Houston, Texas

A fashionista’s dream, this lavish home’s three-story “wardrobe” is akin to a luxury boutique and even has its own cocktail bar. A fashionista’s dream, this lavish home’s three-story “wardrobe” is akin to a luxury boutique and even has its own cocktail bar. A fashionista’s dream, this lavish home’s three-story “wardrobe” is akin to a luxury boutique and even has its own cocktail bar. A fashionista’s dream, this lavish home’s three-story “wardrobe” is akin to a luxury boutique and even has its own cocktail bar. A fashionista’s dream, this lavish home’s three-story “wardrobe” is akin to a luxury boutique and even has its own cocktail bar.

This stylish two-acre estate overlooks the Bear Branch Reserve and the Jack Nicklaus Signature Course at the Club at Carlton Woods. Completely remodeled in 2013, the property melds classic details with contemporary luxuries. The entrance gallery, with its Egyptian Crystal chandelier and 25 floor-to-ceiling glass walls, sets the stage for the lavish features within. Among them, a sensational “walk-in wardrobe” measuring more than 3,000 square feet. Thought to be the largest residential closet in the United States, this fashion oasis spans three floors, connected by a floating staircase, and includes custom built-ins, a crystal chandelier, hair and makeup station, and champagne bar. Other highlights include a wine room with tasting area, gym, theater, wet bar, master retreat with spa bathroom, and outdoor kitchen with covered veranda and spectacular lap pool.

West Chelsea Waterfront Grandeur
New York, New York

Taking up the entire 15th floor of the Foster + Partners-designed 551 West 21st Street, this ultra-luxury residence has haute amenities, including a fabulous walk-in closet, and a chic West Chelsea address, close to the trendsetting boutiques of the Meatpacking District. Taking up the entire 15th floor of the Foster + Partners-designed 551 West 21st Street, this ultra-luxury residence has haute amenities, including a fabulous walk-in closet, and a chic West Chelsea address, close to the trendsetting boutiques of the Meatpacking District. Taking up the entire 15th floor of the Foster + Partners-designed 551 West 21st Street, this ultra-luxury residence has haute amenities, including a fabulous walk-in closet, and a chic West Chelsea address, close to the trendsetting boutiques of the Meatpacking District. Taking up the entire 15th floor of the Foster + Partners-designed 551 West 21st Street, this ultra-luxury residence has haute amenities, including a fabulous walk-in closet, and a chic West Chelsea address, close to the trendsetting boutiques of the Meatpacking District.

Masterfully designed by Foster + Partners, this full-floor residence overlooking the Hudson River and Downtown Manhattan offers over 8,300 square feet of interior space with an extraordinary 82-foot grand room connecting two separate wings. The stunning corner master suite boasts direct river views and features a walk-in closet with custom millwork. The property features six additional en suite bedrooms, two powder rooms, a library and media room. Also included are three parking spaces in the building's valet-attended garage. Other luxury building amenities include 24/7 concierge and valet services, residents’ lounge, yoga room, and gym with sauna and steam rooms.

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Hôtel Particulier in Villa Montmorency
Paris, France

Originally built in the late 19th century, this grand Parisian mansion is accoutered for the 21st century; the stylish upgrades include a Turkish hammam, fitness center, and full-floor master suite with bespoke dressing room. Originally built in the late 19th century, this grand Parisian mansion is accoutered for the 21st century; the stylish upgrades include a Turkish hammam, fitness center, and full-floor master suite with bespoke dressing room. Originally built in the late 19th century, this grand Parisian mansion is accoutered for the 21st century; the stylish upgrades include a Turkish hammam, fitness center, and full-floor master suite with bespoke dressing room. Originally built in the late 19th century, this grand Parisian mansion is accoutered for the 21st century; the stylish upgrades include a Turkish hammam, fitness center, and full-floor master suite with bespoke dressing room. Originally built in the late 19th century, this grand Parisian mansion is accoutered for the 21st century; the stylish upgrades include a Turkish hammam, fitness center, and full-floor master suite with bespoke dressing room.

This stately Parisian mansion is on a private street in the exclusive Villa Montmorency, in the city’s 16th district. Built at the turn of the century as a hôtel particulier, the 6,232-square-foot residence was renovated throughout. There are four bedrooms and three full bathrooms, including three suites and a guest bedroom. The centerpiece is the first-floor master bedroom, complete with study, bathroom, and a designer dressing room with dark wood floors and his-and-her custom-made wardrobes. The gracious reception areas include a formal dining room and a living room with fireplace and wide windows and French doors, which open to a terrace. Accessed by an elevator, the lower level houses a kitchen with dining area and a resort-inspired wellness center with fitness room and hammam.

The Rutherford House
Beverly Hills, California

The Rutherford House is an Art Deco masterpiece overlooking the prestigious Los Angeles Country Club golf course. The estate's glamorous amenities include a private master suite with a walk-in closet and dressing area adorned with marble floors and a domed ceiling. The Rutherford House is an Art Deco masterpiece overlooking the prestigious Los Angeles Country Club golf course. The estate's glamorous amenities include a private master suite with a walk-in closet and dressing area adorned with marble floors and a domed ceiling. The Rutherford House is an Art Deco masterpiece overlooking the prestigious Los Angeles Country Club golf course. The estate's glamorous amenities include a private master suite with a walk-in closet and dressing area adorned with marble floors and a domed ceiling. The Rutherford House is an Art Deco masterpiece overlooking the prestigious Los Angeles Country Club golf course. The estate's glamorous amenities include a private master suite with a walk-in closet and dressing area adorned with marble floors and a domed ceiling.

Inspired by celebrated Hollywood architect Paul Williams, the Rutherford House is a contemporary Art Deco masterpiece, meticulously renovated with unrivaled attention to detail. The magnificent formal entry with high ceilings and a stair hall opens to a dramatic floor plan that seamlessly blends indoor-outdoor living and entertaining with stunning vista views of the formal gardens. Reminiscent of Old Hollywood, the master suite comprises his-and-her marble bathrooms; an ornate walk-in closet with marble floors, a domed ceiling, and dressing rooms; and an intimate living room. The exquisite formal rooms include an Emile-Jacques Ruhlmann-inspired library, grand morning room, bar and billiards room, and elliptical dining room with bronze Parisian screens. The picturesque backyard consists of an oval pool and pool house with wet bar, gym, and a fully tiled hammam. This is a one-of-a-kind trophy property with pedigree—the ultimate in refinement.

Casablanca
Miami Beach, Florida

For stylish living on the waterfront, this Miami Beach home’s stellar amenities include a master suite with private terrace, “pajama lounge” and custom-designed walk-in closet. For stylish living on the waterfront, this Miami Beach home’s stellar amenities include a master suite with private terrace, “pajama lounge” and custom-designed walk-in closet. For stylish living on the waterfront, this Miami Beach home’s stellar amenities include a master suite with private terrace, “pajama lounge” and custom-designed walk-in closet.

Miami Beach’s “Casablanca” is an enchanting waterfront estate with a 10,070-square-foot main residence, exquisitely landscaped grounds, a waterside pool terrace, and boat dock on Biscayne Bay. Designed for grand-scale entertaining, the main house is exquisitely appointed with high ceilings and crisp white walls, which frame the magnificent water views beyond. The upper floor hosts five en suite bedrooms. The crown jewel is the master suite, which features a marble bathroom with freestanding tub and a bespoke walk-in closet with his-and-her dressing areas, a “pajama lounge,” and private terrace overlooking the bay. The main floor incorporates formal living rooms, a dining room, chef’s kitchen, office, and an elegant family room overlooking Biscayne Bay.

Notting Hill Townhouse
London, England

London’s Notting Hill neighborhood is the fashionable setting for this elegant townhouse, which features a full-floor master suite with dressing room and built-in custom closets. London’s Notting Hill neighborhood is the fashionable setting for this elegant townhouse, which features a full-floor master suite with dressing room and built-in custom closets. London’s Notting Hill neighborhood is the fashionable setting for this elegant townhouse, which features a full-floor master suite with dressing room and built-in custom closets.

This elegant London townhouse has a fashionable address in the heart of Notting Hill. The 6,000-square-foot residence underwent a complete renovation, refurbished to the highest standards and equipped with the latest luxury lifestyle features. The private quarters comprise five bedrooms and five bathrooms. The master suite takes up the entire second floor and boasts a walk-in dressing area and en suite bathroom. The main floor features a double drawing room with a south-facing terrace and a full-width kitchen/dining room with bi-folding doors opening to the garden. The lower two floors house the leisure and entertainment facilities: a swimming pool, gym, sauna, steam room, and stylish media room. Other superb amenities include a garage, off-street parking, and an elevator.

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Designer Duplex in Confignon
Geneva, Switzerland

This über-fashionable home in the Geneva suburb of Confignon makes a statement with its ultra-modern, glass-walled walk-in closet. This über-fashionable home in the Geneva suburb of Confignon makes a statement with its ultra-modern, glass-walled walk-in closet. This über-fashionable home in the Geneva suburb of Confignon makes a statement with its ultra-modern, glass-walled walk-in closet.

This contemporary duplex in Confignon is surrounded by the Swiss countryside yet is within easy access of Geneva and its international airport. The residence has been renovated with sophisticated design elements throughout. A designer kitchen with wine display, formal dining room, and terrace are among the first-floor highlights. The upper level houses three guest bedrooms and the master suite, a luxurious retreat with a private loggia, wellness area, spa-like bathroom, and a sensational glass-walled walk-in closet.

Resort Villa in Quinta da Marinha
Cascais, Portugal

Privately situated in an exclusive golf community on the Portuguese Riviera, this resort villa’s fashion-forward features include an ornate dressing room with handcrafted cabinetry, floor-to-ceiling mirrors, and a veranda overlooking the Atlantic Ocean. Privately situated in an exclusive golf community on the Portuguese Riviera, this resort villa’s fashion-forward features include an ornate dressing room with handcrafted cabinetry, floor-to-ceiling mirrors, and a veranda overlooking the Atlantic Ocean. Privately situated in an exclusive golf community on the Portuguese Riviera, this resort villa’s fashion-forward features include an ornate dressing room with handcrafted cabinetry, floor-to-ceiling mirrors, and a veranda overlooking the Atlantic Ocean. Privately situated in an exclusive golf community on the Portuguese Riviera, this resort villa’s fashion-forward features include an ornate dressing room with handcrafted cabinetry, floor-to-ceiling mirrors, and a veranda overlooking the Atlantic Ocean.

This private villa is set within lush gardens overlooking the Atlantic Ocean in Quinta da Marinha, one of Cascais’ finest golf communities. The three-story main residence is arrayed with opulent details. Of particular note is the grand foyer, which has a sweeping double staircase with wrought-iron balustrades, statuary, and a chandelier. It ascends to a master suite with a sea-view veranda and a regal dressing area with handcrafted cabinetry and floor-to-ceiling mirrors. On the upper level, a loft with a game room and children’s play area opens to a large terrace facing the ocean. The lower level houses the wine cellar, office, gym, sauna, and Jacuzzi. The grounds include a six-car garage, separate guest house, and idyllic gardens with an ornamental pond, swimming pool, and barbecue area.

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Lucy Carsen
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