A live aquarium creates a focal point, a conversation piece and an utterly unique backsplash in the kitchen of this New Zealand luxury estate. Black cabinetry and stainless steel appliances are neutral, allowing the aquarium to provide color in the space. Wood tones on the floor and on the island's butcher block countertop ground the space and add warmth.
The living space stuns with spectacular arched ceilings, painted ivory and adorned with three ornate chandeliers. An abundance of natural light spills into the space through wall-to-wall windows, and a tall fireplace draws the eye to the center of the room.
This interior dining space gets a grand treatment, with seating for 14, along with dramatic lighting in the form of a spindly chandelier that creates interesting shadow play on the molded ceiling. An arched fireplace follows the room's uniquely curved lines. Meanwhile, arched doorways lead to the home's wine chambers.
The neutral kitchen masterfully layers a mix of materials: oak cabinets, a basalt backsplash and travertine countertops. The custom-made dining table, made from oak and ebony, easily has room for eight chairs.
This luxury estate in Auckland features a sprawling footprint, four-car garage and lushly landscaped property outfitted with a tennis court, custom pool, vegetable garden, even a formal maze. The property, designed by renowned architect Greg Noble, features 12 bedrooms, nine baths and a picturesque New Zealand setting.
The home is located in Scottsdale, Arizona and has beautiful desert landscape surrounding it. Floor-to-ceiling glass brings the setting into the master bedroom (though hidden blackout shades offer total privacy when desired).
Mirror sheathes every wall and shelf surface in this knockout walk-in closet, giving new meaning to the term "hall of mirrors." A red Italian glass chandelier pops vividly in the white and mirrored space.
With its sculptural sofas and striking black chandelier, the living room of this Auckland, New Zealand, home strikes a balance between formality and whimsy. The four-story mansion, designed by renowned architect Greg Noble, incorporates materials sourced from around the world, from China to Italy to India.