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Desirable by Design
Ten Trinity Square, London, England

"This month we’re featuring a collection of sophisticated estates greatly sought-after for their exceptional design. Formerly the Port of London Authority headquarters, Ten Trinity Square (shown above) is an iconic Beaux Arts design by Sir Edwin Cooper which has been recreated as an exclusive offering of the Four Seasons Hotel London, The Residences at Four Seasons, and a private members club. The highly specified residences are managed by Four Seasons and benefit from all the services and amenities of the hotel. Set in a contemporary yet classic style, the spacious apartments retain much of the original history and appearance, blending neoclassical interiors with elegant, modern design. From homes created using artisanal and natural materials to the ultramodern and lavishly remodeled, the residences featured are highly desirable by design."


-Dan Conn, Chief Executive Officer

The Copper House, Sentosa Island, Singapore
Villa Putman, Tangier, Morocco Hacienda San Bernardo, Yucatan, Mexico
Top: The Copper House; bottom-left: Villa Putman; bottom-right: Hacienda San Bernardo

An ultramodern copper-clad residence on Singapore’s Sentosa Island, The Copper House was designed by award-winning architect Sonny Chan. Two feng shui masters designed its exteriors and interiors in an innovative crab-like design with a maritime-inspired floor plan.


Completely restructured and designed in 2001 by the celebrated architect and interior designer Andrée Putman, the minimalist Villa Putman in Tangier, Morocco, is a masterpiece of clean lines and geometric forms, and one of only four homes ever designed by the architect.


Lavishly remodeled by the world-renowned architect Marco Aldaco, Hacienda San Bernardo in Yucatan, Mexico, is defined by a well-considered and impeccably decorated interior, with doors and details made of the finest tropical woods and bespoke finishes.

La Maison de Verre, Princeton, New Jersey
Del Dios Ranch, Rancho Santa Fe, California Villa Caju, Bahia, Brazil
Top: La Maison de Verre; bottom-left: Del Dios Ranch; bottom-right: Villa Caju

An homage to one of the masters of 20th-century architecture, La Maison de Verre in Princeton, New Jersey, was designed using earth-toned brick and a natural palette, with organic-hued wood and copper arts-and-crafts accents in the style of Frank Lloyd Wright.


Begun in 1969 by celebrated architect Fred Briggs, Rancho Santa Fe, California’s Del Dios Ranch is a testimony to innovative midcentury design, and features concrete, glass, and redwood materials, vaulted ceilings with exposed beams, and skillfully laid marble flooring.


The design materials used for Bahia, Brazil’s Villa Caju were carefully selected from artisanal and natural origins: the roof made of wooden shingles and of piassava, the upper floor in wood from demolition, the lower floor of burnt cement, and the overall structure of glass and steel.

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