Author: Kelly Potts

Pinewood Forrest: First Large-Scale All Geothermal Community in the U.S.

The 234-acre experiential development commits to utilizing clean, geothermal energy for all single-family residences and townhouses. Pinewood Forrest, a new, innovative urban community in Fayetteville, Georgia, today announced plans to become the first large-scale fully geothermal community in the country. Every single-family home and townhouse in the community, which is currently under construction, is being outfitted with a geothermal heat pump system in place of a traditional HVAC system. Geothermal power uses the consistent temperature just below the Earth’s surface to heat and cool homes and is more efficient, more affordable, quieter and lasts longer than any other system....

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Three Rivers Farm Road, NH Auction Taking Place On September 27th, 2017

New Hampshire’s premiere waterfront family compound will be up for auction on Wednesday, September 27th at 5:00 PM. The three-story Georgian mansion, originally listed at $7.9 million, will be sold to the highest bidder above $2.5 million at the on-site auction with live online bidding available. Offering a very private setting situated near the banks of the river, this property has over half of a mile of owned water frontage. Wonderful, natural forested views can be enjoyed out across the river, which is protected from development by an eternal easement. Approaching the home from the long, tree-lined driveway offers...

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Kimpton Seafire Resort + Spa To Welcome Permanent Residents This Fall

Kimpton Seafire Resort + Spa located on Seven Mile Beach in Grand Cayman will welcome permanent residents at its new Residences at Seafire, set to open in November 2017. By Kelly Potts   Upon entering the Kimpton Seafire Resort + Spa, I immediately noticed the rolling blue waves. Those waves, however, were not the crystal clear water of the ocean right outside the resort, but the details of the lobby ceiling, which was inspired by the island and its culture. “It was important to us for Kimpton to have a personality and have attributes of the island,” says Jackie...

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Classic Kitchens Simmering with Fresh Ideas

Pop-up restaurants, showrooms, television and design challenges: These age-old kitchen brands are cooking up ways to stay on the cutting edge. By Samantha Myers Photo courtesy Siematic, America’s Test Kitchen In addition to their distinguished, luxury appliances and product collections, well-established kitchen brands such as Gaggenau, SieMatic and Thermador are finding creative ways to stay fresh and innovative across the contemporary landscape. “Sometimes to move forward, it’s good to look back,” says Natascha Kruusi, head of marketing for the luxury lifestyle brand Gaggenau. “Three hundred and thirty three years marks more than just the beginning of Gaggenau; it epitomizes the...

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Q&A With Acclaimed Developer Kevin Venger

The High End sat down with Kevin Venger to discuss his experience designing ultra-luxury buildings, working with industry greats, and meeting buyer demands. By Hannah Fakhrzadeh Kevin Venger, the co-developer behind Miami’s Regalia, Ten Museum Park and Paramount on the Bay has always been intrigued by the concept of developing and designing beautiful and luxurious buildings. “I have been developing, designing and building since I was a child. From my first self-performed treehouse to the art of the high-rise tower, I have always been intrigued by the concept.” To find out more about Venger’s designs and concepts, we sat...

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