Discovered on Southeby’s Realty, this property, considered Victoria’s crown jewel, the waterfront estates reanimates Victorian design, placing it in a contemporary context. Set in a remote, drawn cove, with an excess of 700 feet of beachfront, 3 islets and a dock extended into the ocean, it provides endless possibilities of enjoyment. Lush gardens with a vast array of colours and perfumes depict a scenic retreat for this remarkable landmark. Entering through the grand gates, we’re set on a route to vision a fully revived mansion with classical aesthetics and quaint romantic blends. The striking beauty of the interior is rivalled only by the stunning landscape encircling the home. The main floor is elegantly laid out for a functional flow from room to room, each lit by unique aromas, bringing a distinct character and taste of the home as a single unit.
A celebration for the senses, with custom crown moulding, complex detailing on the ceiling, a cozy fireplace creates an idyllic images to the living room. The upper level houses the bedrooms, most with an ensuite, walk-in closet and private balcony. The master bedroom is fanciful and romantic with his and hers walk-in closets and suspended chandeliers. The property with magnificent surroundings is definitely an investment for the affluent. With a price tag of $11,235,955 CAD, it surely takes a determined family to enjoy the full options of the estate.
These days, a building doesnt just have to look good, it should ideally be good for the environment too. A great example of sustainability spliced with style from the past few years is the M&S store at Cheshire Oaks Retail Park in Ellesmere Port, designed by Aukett Fitzroy Robinson.
What is new and exciting now can quickly begin to look tired and out of fashion, so the best buildings don’t just consider what will be interesting to look at now, but also how it might look to people in five, fifty or even a hundred years’ time. 2013’s hotly contested RIBA Stirling Prize went to Witherford Watson Mann Architects for their work on Astley Castle, Warwickshire. In what RIBA Past President Stephen Hodder has described as an extreme retrofit, the project essentially saw a new building inserted subtly into the heart of the old, with a new, two storey residence now hidden within the sandstone walls of the ruins of this medieval castle, to be used as a holiday home for up to eight guests