Author: Mark Moffa

A River Runs Through It

Visually representing a river ecosystem, the Kasparo I table merges interactivity with interior furniture as it magically comes to life when someone enters the room. By Samantha Myers Produced from three basic materials — wood, glass and resin — and coupled with cutting-edge LED technology, the Kasparo I table evokes the sense of observing a small creek flowing into a larger river, eventually cascading into a glass waterfall. Created by a team of six in Bystrzyca Kłodzka, Poland, the Kasparo I took over a year to design and each individual table requires 200 hours of hand labor and fifteen...

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Luxury Closets: Transformative and Transitional

Luxury closets are more lavish than ever, as designers are eschewing traditional styles to meet homeowners' demands. By Samantha Myers Ten years ago, closet design didn’t exist the way it does today. “When I started the company in 2007, I didn’t know another luxury closet designer,” says Lisa Adams of LA Closet Design. “There were always closet cabinet companies, but what has changed is the design aspect. People are starting to see the value in the design and the potential of creating these amazing closet spaces.” Closets are no longer simply spaces to hold clothing and items, but are...

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More Than Skiing in Winter Wonderland at Stowe

By Mark Moffa An easy trip from Philadelphia to Stowe, Vermont, provided Unique Homes with an exhilarating and somewhat surprising On Location experience last weekend. Our visit coincided with what locals pronounced “the arrival of winter,” as snow began to fall shortly after our midday Friday arrival, and continued almost until our Sunday afternoon departure. In just 72 hours, the top of Mt. Mansfield (Vermont’s highest peak) received 22 inches, while the base enjoyed 9, making for phenonemal skiing on Stowe’s first powder day of the season. Hosted by Spruce Peak at Stowe, we toured the recently completed $90 million Village Center,...

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Sweet Visions at The Ritz-Carlton, Dove Mountain

A Unique Homes ON LOCATION Special Report By Camilla McLaughlin When Unique Homes visited the Residences at the Ritz Carlton Dove Mountain, just north of Tucson, last week, preparations for the holidays were full on. Outside, workers were busy installing lights and decorations to ready a 37-foot spruce in advance of Saturday’s official tree lighting. Inside, holiday cheer was very much in evidence, but the showstopper was a life-sized gingerbread house “tucked” into a corner of the resort’s lobby. Decked out with a working fireplace and table for six, made exclusively for the house, it is an instant memory...

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Unique Homes Is On Location

The Unique Homes staff is currently busy visiting two luxury developments to bring you exclusive On Location coverage in our upcoming editions, and right here on our blog. Writer Camilla McLaughlin reports that she may be experiencing the best service she’s ever seen,  and “the best tacos of my life” at The Residences at The Ritz-Carlton, Dove Mountain (above). The property includes a Ritz–Carlton Hotel (which is the only hotel in Southern Arizona that has a Forbes Travel Guide Five-Star Rating), spa amenities, a 45,000-square-foot clubhouse complex, 27 holes of Jack Nicklaus Signature Golf and over 25 miles of hiking and horseback riding trails, all...

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