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Home and Design

Engel & Völkers presents guides, tips, and tricks for property owners and real estate pros. 

Found 33 entries about Home and Design.

By the Engel & Völkers Team

While New York City is a place for forward-thinking innovation, the city never loses sight of its history and roots. With a pre-war open space layout, the newly renovated 417 Park Avenue embodies the New York lifestyle, seamlessly bringing together the best of old and new. 

One step off of the elevator and you are immediately welcomed by the light-filled open space of the great room, which offers a dining room that flawlessly transitions to the formal living room. Across from the living room, crystal door panels separate the den from the dining room. This arrangement is perfect for all occasions, from entertaining family and guests to hosting small, intimate dinners. 

From the open great room, the apartment’s

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By the Engel & Völkers Team

Are you dreaming of a winter wonderland or getting cozy at a picture-perfect ski lodge this holiday season? Well, we certainly are! We’ve compiled some of our favorite on-the-market homes that epitomize ski living luxury. From a conveniently located Vail Village duplex, to a secluded yet accessible architectural marvel in Mont-Tremblant, these ski homes will make it hard to choose between hitting the slopes and staying in.

Vail, Colorado

Some say location is everything, and that's especially true when your home is located in exclusive Vail Village. Even if you’re living right on the slopes, the added short walking distance to dining, shopping and entertainment activities will allow homeowners to enjoy as much precious

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By the Engel & Völkers Team 

Often times the home with the most space is, by default, the host location for major holidays such as Thanksgiving and Christmas celebrations. Several home reports have indicated that formal dining rooms, however, may become a thing of the past within many millennial households. It’s said that this population would trade in a formal dining space for more functional purposes such as an office or play room. Could this just be an excuse to have Mom or Dad continue to host holidays? Here are a few feast-worthy dining rooms that we wouldn’t dare to trade up – we’ll take the homes, too.

Truckee, California

With this clean design and these views, we are ready to feast! 

Park City, Utah

Intimate, modern, yet

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By the Engel & Völkers Team 

It’s finally here: the long anticipated fall edition of Private Residences featuring some of Engel & Völkers’ finest properties—in all of its glossy goodness. Whether you fancy a beach getaway, cozy mountain retreat or custom equestrian estate for your beloved horses, each property in the latest Private Residences will have you daydreaming about your next home, from the Atlantic to Pacific.

Here’s a sampling of our favorites that we're currently drooling over. 

The Oceanfront Oasis - Los Cabos, Mexico 
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Ocean views from any room in this elegant Los Cabos property won’t be an issue. Casa Roca de Pajaro is perched on one of the most pristine, private beaches in La Caleta, Palmilla and was designed with the

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By the Engel & Völkers Team 

Those familiar with American publishing dynasties may first be intrigued by Gabriela Hearst’s surname, but those who are intimately familiar with fashion’s hottest trends know this trailblazer for her sensuous dresses, textured blazers and timeless skirts created by her namesake luxury design house.

So where does this powerhouse retreat after a long day’s work of spearheading her burgeoning fashion label? For Hearst, it’s her ultra chic brownstone in Manhattan’s West Village which she shares with the rest of her family – her husband Austin and their twins, Mia and Olivia (9), and son, Jack (2).

In between fittings, fabulous events and playtime, GG Magazine had the pleasure of finding time in Hearst’s jam-packed

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This Halloween, you might be exploring your local city for fear-inspired adventures or traveling to one nearby in search of haunted tours. Lucky for you, dozens of cities across the U.S. are teeming with a variety of Halloween-themed activities.

Boston, New Orleans, San Francisco and Savannah are just a few that rank as some of the most haunted cities in America and are just the places for you to celebrate festivities. Here are some incredible homes from each of these cities, historic or new, that'll make you want to stay well beyond trick-or-treating hours. 

Boston 

As one of the oldest cities in America, Boston is bound to be a bed of paranormal activity. If you’re too spooked after walking the haunted version of the Freedom Trail this

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By the Engel & Völkers Team 

Sitting poolside may be nice during the warm months, but according to the National Association of Landscape Professionals (NALP), fall is also a prime season for outdoor activities, and perhaps even the best time to take on landscape projects that can make your outdoor living space adaptable for year-round enjoyment. Add a warmer-than-usual forecast for this fall, and you've got the perfect scenario to extend your outdoor entertaining activities throughout the entire season. 

The NALP put together its official list of the top five landscape trends for fall 2017, based on the expertise of landscape professionals from a variety of regions at the forefront of outdoor design. Check out the hottest (or, shall we say coolest)

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By the Engel & Völkers Team


We had the pleasure of chatting with our very own Dean Poritzky, Private Office advisor and license partner of Engel & Völkers Wellesley, to discuss current generational trends and shifts he’s seeing in the Wellesley, Weston and surrounding Boston area real estate markets. Here’s a peek into some of his on-the-ground insight. 

E&V TEAM: Your market is known for having many historic, New England homes (we’re talking homes circa the 17th century). What’s in it for millennials?

PORITZKY: Many millennials are moving from Boston, where many will still work and commute. They're looking to raise their families with more space in quieter neighborhoods, but still visit Boston for work, a night out or a weekend trip. The

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A Guide to Effortless Home Staging  

By the Engel & Völkers Team

When it comes to looking good, we don’t want to appear as though we tried too hard achieving it—and home staging is no exception. With over 25 years of real estate experience, one of our in-house experts Suzie Doratti of Engel & Völkers Okanagan has also made a name for herself as a home-staging consultant and specifically for being able to capture a home’s laid back, yet sophisticated look. Suzie has given countless homes the kind of je ne sais quoi facelift that makes them inexplicably attractive to potential buyers, so here are a few tips from the pro herself that’ll give your home that certain #WokeUpLikeThis appearance. 

Old and New Work in Harmony

Casual displays don’t

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By the Engel & Völkers Team

Some historic properties can be charming, but the impressive castle Kasteel van Olsene, currently listed through Engel & Völkers in Belgium for 25 million euros, comes with extraordinary comforts that ring a bit more than cutesy. With sleek modern edges around its outdoor (and indoor) pool, flanked by gorgeous chandeliers and priceless crown molding, we imagine this moated castle located just 40 miles west of Brussels could be the perfect hideaway for James Bond himself. After all, the castle also features a car lift and underground garage that could perfectly fit up to 12 of Bond’s signature sports cars.

In addition to having high-tech video surveillance, necessary for any secret agent mission, Kasteel

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