First Boat Share Program Launches in San Diego

Pacific Gate by Bosa, a collection of luxury condo residences in Downtown San Diego, is offering a first-of-its-kind amenity — a boat share program. 

Residents who buy now at Downtown San Diego’s most coveted urban address can board Pacific Dream and enjoy all the benefits of boat ownership — and San Diego Bay — without the hassle. Pacific Dream’s luxurious and comfortable interiors beautifully integrate the warmth from the sun and sea. The interiors feature spacious entertaining areas, a glass enclosure, and sightlines that expand a guest’s experience beyond the horizon.
Pacific Dream is versatile, offering amenities for entertaining such as  wraparound seating that comfortably fits up to 10 people. There is a master stateroom with a queen bed and a second stateroom with settee, side lounger seats with footrests that convert to an additional sleeper. The boat also is equipped with two spacious private bathrooms with showers.
Pacific Dream’s kitchen features a two-burner electric stove, microwave and convection oven for cooking while onboard, as well as a refrigerator and freezer for storing the day’s necessities. Additional features include two removable cockpit tables to entertain with ease, and a washer and dryer onboard to deliver the comforts of home while away.
Pacific Gate is a 41-story building, containing 215 spectacular residences, and as pre-completion sales are coming to a close, there is still a great variety of two and three-bedroom residences available. Ranging from 1,276 to 2,608 square feet, two-bedroom residences are priced around $1.1 million and three-bedroom estates are priced around $3 million.

Photos courtesy of Bosa Development

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Sink Faucets Sing AquaPella in new video

California Faucets has launched a new selection of single-hole faucets with a creative commerical. Aqua Pella, the name of the video, is a whimsical animated film that tells the story of five single-hole faucets competing in an America’s Got Talent-style contest. The film stars include the chic and curvaceous DIVA, the cylindrical standout Arpeggio, architecturally bold Morrow Bay, super sleek Bel Canto, and Avalon with its trumpet-like spout.
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Stunning Backyards to Make This Fourth of July Memorable

From California to Texas, families and friends around the country will gather to celebrate Independence Day. What better way to celebrate than with stunning views and a spacious backyard?

By Alyssa Gautieri

Turn on the grill, slip into your swim suit and grab your sunglasses — it’s the Fourth of July. Independence Day is more than a day off from work. It is a great time to celebrate the summer, gather with friends and family and show off your beautiful backyard. Here are only a few stunning luxury homes with backyards perfect for summer barbecues and social gatherings:

Corpus Christi, Texas

Represented by: Jodi Schultz

This unique Mediterranean-style waterfront home is a prime location for a fourth of July celebration. Stunning views, a luxurious swimming pool and comfortable outdoor seating — all the essentials to make your holiday special.

Tucson, Arizona

Photos courtesy of Ritz-Carlton Dove Mountain

With designs that reflect the High Desert — Pueblo, Spanish Colonial or Arizona Ranch — The Ritz-Carlton Dove Mountain offers an outdoor living area perfect for entertaining guests. Its unique patio and beautiful fire pit make this yard a perfect location to commemorate Independence Day.


Austin, Texas

Represented by: Mary Lynn Gibbs

This Texan home creates an outdoor paradise with its 2,000-square-foot patio, a cabana, luxurious pool with a fountain and outdoor see-through fireplace.

Malibu, California

This modern rustic farmhouse with stunning ocean views features a vegetable garden, fruit trees and a professionally designed tennis court — making it the ideal property to accommodate visitors and guests. It is also surrounded by lush gardens and situated in a private, secluded location.

Bel-Air, California

Represented by: Ron de Salvo & Chris Cortazzo

This dramatic Tuscan villa sits on nearly 1 acre of land. With panoramic city-to-ocean views, total privacy, 6 fireplaces and a pool, the Palazzo della Figlia creates a great space for an outdoor gathering.

Miami Beach, Florida

Represented by: The Jills, Danny & Hillary Hertzberg

Miami Beach is a great place to spend the holiday, and these two Miami Beach homes each offer exceptional views and ample space to relax.

Sandy, Utah

Represented by: Shelly Tripp

Constructed with entertaining in mind, this backyard features a saltwater pool, hot tub, fire pit, sports court, a gas grill and tiki lights that achieve the ideal ambiance.

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Greenery Replaces Art in Developments

A new trend is emerging in new developments — less artwork, more greenery.

By Alyssa Gautieri

Photo courtesy of Redundant Pixel

Developers are beginning to replace artwork in lobbies with viewing atrium gardens and living green walls. Ridding lobbies of traditional artwork, developers are instead creating art in the form of greenery and landscape. Greenery is a fresh, new way to the grab attention of residents upon entry.
Here are some properties that are embracing this emerging trend:


With an atrium that extends from the second floor lobby to the cellar, this property in Hell’s Kitchen is welcoming residents with a unique, beautiful view. Inspired by Japanese Gardens and designed by Future Green Studio, this atrium features a green wall and a lush viewing garden with pre-historic plants.

Photo courtesy of Moso Studio

507 West Chelsea

This beautiful property combines nature with design motifs of the High Line to create a welcoming first impression. Designed by Ismael Leyva Architects, the development’s living green wall adds a pop of color and natural element to the lobby.

Photo courtesy of Ismael Leyva Architects


360 East 89th Street has plans to create a green wall — an idea by Clodagh, the building’s interior designer — behind a burnished-steel and oak reception desk. An scupper that splashes water into a pool and stepped slabs of limestone will create a garden-like feeling in the lobby.

Photo courtesy of Redundant Pixel

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Joseph Walsh Studio presents "REVEAL"

Irish-based studio workshop Joseph Walsh Studio announces its upcoming REVEAL exhibition, a unique opportunity to view important unseen works and private commissions, as well as some of the Studio’s past work, typically destined for collectors’ private residences. The exhibition will be held at American Irish Historical Society (AIHS), located on Manhattan’s Museum Mile.
The exhibit will include a selection of free form chairs, part of a collection of 24 individual and unique chairs developed for Chatsworth House’s private dining room (Enignum Chairs). In addition, a bespoke watch cabinet and seat created for the private collection of a father and his son, as well as a series of scale models and sketches of Walsh’s recent commission for the National Gallery of Ireland, a 7-meter high public sculpture commissioned by the Office of Public Works (OPW) on behalf of the National Gallery of Ireland under the Per Cent for Art Scheme.

Joseph Walsh established his Studio in 1999 on his family’s farm, which still hosts the original 18th century Walsh Farmhouse. Largely inspired by and appreciative of nature, his work is characterised by an ongoing curiosity about the dialogic possibilities of different materials and a unison of form and functionality to create sculptural, one-of-a-kind pieces. The creative process behind these pieces is constantly fuelled by the Studio’s cooperation with teams of master craftsmen, as well as apprentices and interns, coming from all over the world to realise Walsh’s design vision.
The REVEAL exhibition at AIHS captures the very essence of Walsh’s design vision and inspiration, taking the viewer through a journey of some of his most unique creations.

“The REVEAL exhibition provides us with an opportunity to share the results of some of the special commissions that we have undertaken over the years, that reflect a direct dialogue and close relationship with our commissioning clients who have a particular appreciation of our work. The level of trust that was built over the years between our great patrons and us allowed us to delve into the unknown to turn the ordinary into the extraordinary. To be presented at the beautiful AIHS venue, which in 2008 was the venue of ‘Realisations’ my first ever solo exhibition, REVEAL will enable us to showcase the diversity of our commissioned projects and the process behind our work, whilst unveiling the overall essence and philosophy of our studio.” Joseph Walsh, Founder of Joseph Walsh Studio

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Coldwell Banker Real Estate Remembers Chandler Barton, Former CEO

Chandler_BartonChandler B. Barton, former CEO of Coldwell Banker Real Estate, passed away on Feb. 12, 2017 at his home in Johns Creek, Ga., with his family by his side. He was 83 years old. During his 17-year tenure with Coldwell Banker, including seven years as CEO from 1989 to 1996, Barton helped make the company one of the nation’s strongest real estate organizations, leaving a lasting impact on the brand that still remains today.
“Chandler Barton was more than the CEO; he was the inspirational leader of the brand,” says Charlie Young, current president and CEO of Coldwell Banker Real Estate LLC. “His personality, charisma and Southern charm made him magnetic, never failing to get a standing ovation at Coldwell Banker events. He was a friend to all and the kind of person who simply commanded your respect with his sage advice and can-do attitude. While he was no-nonsense, he was a kind soul, with the highest level of integrity.”
“Chandler was one of the most notable industry luminaries of his time,” says Alex Perriello, CEO of the Realogy Franchise Group. “He was an amazing real estate entrepreneur, always willing to share his knowledge and expertise with others. I was extremely fortunate to have Chandler as a mentor early in my career at Coldwell Banker. He will be missed by all those who knew him.”
Before joining Coldwell Banker, Barton founded a residential real estate company in 1968 with partner Roy Ludwig. In just 10 years, they developed 22 residential sales offices, becoming one of Atlanta’s leading real estate firms. In 1979, after hearing the Coldwell Banker story at a conference, he sold his firm to Coldwell Banker, beginning a now legendary relationship with the brand.
In his many roles with the company, Barton first led the Atlanta division of Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage and later headed the company’s Southeastern U.S. operations before becoming president of Coldwell Banker Relocation Management. Barton’s most prominent role came in January 1989 when he became chairman and CEO of the Coldwell Banker Residential Group, ushering in an era of change that became a major inflection point in the company’s history. During the next seven years, Barton led Coldwell Banker to unprecedented heights as a sales organization before guiding the sale of the brand in 1996 to HFS Inc., a predecessor company to Realogy Holdings Corp., the current parent of Coldwell Banker Real Estate.
Barton subsequently served as chairman of the board of trustees for the National Realty Trust, which oversaw the approximately 400 company-owned Coldwell Banker residential real estate offices that were acquired by HFS, along with the Coldwell Banker franchise operations. A year later, the trust became a company known as NRT LLC, which today is the nation’s largest residential real estate brokerage company with approximately 800 offices, the majority of which are operated under the Coldwell Banker banner. NRT is also a subsidiary of Realogy.
Coldwell Banker Real Estate has recognized Barton’s contributions to the company since 1996 when the Chandler Barton Spirit Award was established. The award honors the sales associate, manager, broker/owner or employee who best exemplifies Barton’s can-do attitude by holding firmly and steadfastly to a business purpose despite obstacles and setbacks. The award is presented each year at the company’s annual conference.
Barton is survived by his wife of 58 years, Patricia, and his children: son Curtis Barton, daughter-in-law Carla and grandchildren, Megan, Casey, Cole, Bryce, and Avery of Johns Creek, Ga.; and daughter Lea (Barton) Mikosz, son-in-law Mike Mikosz and granddaughter Sarah of San Clemente, Calif.
The family is kindly asking that donations be made to the American Heart Association or the American Kidney Fund

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Real Estate, Architecture & Design Summit "City of Tomorrow" Debuts In NYC Next Week

The first-of-its-kind two-day conference takes place on February 3 & 4, 2017

Presented by 92nd Street Y and Hundred Stories, “City of Tomorrow” brings together the brightest minds in real estate, architecture and interior design. Subjects will be explored ranging from architecture’s influence on the identity of New York in the 21st century and changing NYC neighborhoods to improving home value and navigating the second home market. The inaugural summit boasts an all-store line-up of talent, appealing to consumers, brokers, architects and design enthusiasts alike.
“City of Tomorrow” kicks off on Friday, February 3 with starchitects Liz Diller, Christopher Sharpes, Roger Duffy, Patrik Schumacher and Editorial Director of Digital Media of Surface Magazine, Spencer Bailey. Attendees will learn about the new shapes of New York, from redevelopment of Lincoln Center and the High Line to Zaha Hadid’s 520 West 29th Street and 111 West 57th Street — the “slenderest building in the world.” The evening continues with a rare coming together of interior design superstars Robert Couturier, Thom Filicia, Celerie Kemble and Jennifer Post as they discuss “Timeless Designs: Luxuries That Never Go Out Of Style.” Finally, real estate enthusiasts won’t want to miss “Building the New New York,” where developer moguls Harry Macklowe and Ian Schrager share market insights and divulge their plans for the New York City skyline.
The conference resumes on Saturday, February 4 with a myriad of panel discussions and workshops taking place throughout the day. Whether attendees are interested in wellness and sustainability for the home, the future of our City’s landmarks or the next wave of amenities, there is no shortage of topics to explore. Some highly anticipated sessions include “High Line Meets Lowline” with James Ramsey and Robert Hammond, “Downtown is the New Black” with Lidia Bastianich and Jessica Lappin, and “Bringing Hospitality Home” with Adam Tihany, Jeffrey Beers and Alexandra Champalimaud. Avid followers of city planning won’t want to miss “The Making of Hudson Yards” with Howard Elkus and “All the aboard the Second Avenue Subway,” where experts take a deep dive into the new transit line’s impact on real estate value and life on the Upper East Side. Interior design fans can look forward to presentations such as “The Art and Science of Feng Shui,” “Finding a Voice in Your Interior” and “The Emotional Power of Color,” along with featured speakers Mieke ten Have, Laura Kirar and 1stdibs’ Editor and Director of Fine Art, Tony Freund.
“This kind of summit is long overdue,” said Robin Dolch, president of Hundred Stories. “Real estate and architectural related discourse is all too often relegated to convention centers and designed for trade audiences. We wanted to give the public access to the innovators shaping and reshaping our city, and elevate the dialogue in the process. The response has been tremendous.”

WHAT: “City of Tomorrow: Real Estate, Architecture & Design Summit”

WHERE: 92nd Street Y, 1395 Lexington Avenue at 92nd Street, New York, NY 10128

WHEN: Friday, February 3, 2017 4:00 – 8:00pm and Saturday, February 4, 2017 9:30am – 4:30pm

TICKETS: Friday, $60; Saturday, $50

WEBSITE: For more info, or to purchase tickets, please visit:

SOCIAL: #cityoftomorrow #92ytalks @92ndstreety @hundredstoriespr

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About 92Y: 92nd Street Y is a world-class, nonprofit cultural and community center that fosters the mental, physical and spiritual health of people throughout their lives, offering: wide-ranging conversations with the world’s best minds; an outstanding range of programming in the performing, visual and literary arts; fitness and sports programs; and activities for children and families. 92Y is reimagining what it means to be a community center in the digital age with initiatives like the award-winning #GivingTuesday, launched by 92Y in 2012 and now recognized across the US and in a growing number of regions worldwide as a day to celebrate and promote giving. These kinds of initiatives are transforming the way people share ideas and translate them into action both locally and around the world. More than 300,000 people visit 92Y annually; millions more participate in 92Y’s digital and online initiatives. A proudly Jewish organization since its founding in 1874, 92Y embraces its heritage and welcomes people of all backgrounds and perspectives. For more information, visit
About Hundred Stories: Founded by Robin Dolch, Hundred Stories is a boutique public relations, marketing, consulting and events company with a specialization in luxury real estate. The firm offers a wide range of integrated client and media services, striving to enhance every aspect of public messaging and communications. Hundred Stories leverages its deep understanding of the trends, issues and conditions impacting the real estate industry to consistently place high-profile stories in top-tier media outlets on behalf of clients. Hundred Stories represents a variety of real estate entities from developers, brokerages, investors and residential and commercial properties. Design expert, Chardonnay Pickard, worked closely with Hundred Stories to build the architecture and design programming for the event.  For more information, visit
About the 92Y and Hundred Stories Collaboration: Hundred Stories is the exclusive program partner for architecture and real estate-related talks at the 92Y, which have been some of the esteemed nonprofit’s most successful events to-date, with sold-out auditoriums and extensive waitlists. Past high-profile talks included “Behind the Bricks: A Sneak Peek at Residential Development in NY” with panelists Jeff Blau, CEO of Related, Jared Kushner, CEO of Kushner Properties and Steve Witkoff, founder of Witkoff Group and Abby Hamlin, founder and President of Hamlin Ventures as well as “The Future of New York’s Skyline” with panelists Richard Meier, Bjarke Ingels, Annabelle Selldorf and Rick Cook, moderated by The New York Times Contributor C.J. Hughes. Design expert Chardonnay Pickard worked closely with Hundred Stories to build the architecture and design programming for the February 2017 summit.
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A Ski Hideaway at Whitetail Club in McCall, Idaho


All photos courtesy Whitetail Club
Ski enthusiasts seeking a true hideaway — one not infiltrated by celebrity mega-mansions, coffee chains or trendy film festivals — will enjoy Whitetail Club in McCall, Idaho. Located just two hours north of Boise, in the heart of the region’s prized Salmon River Mountains, this intimate resort and real estate community is just a short distance away to some of the region’s best and most plentiful natural hot springs in the lower 48. Recently designated by National Geographic as one of the best hidden ski towns to visit in 2016, the resort is located five minutes from McCall Municipal Airport and a mere 100 miles from Boise Airport via one of the most remarkable 2.5-hour drives in the U.S. This mountainous hideaway is set on the southern glacial waters of Payette Lake and offers a retreat for meaningful experiences.
Closely located to the iconic lakefront resort, Shore Lodge, and The Cove, an award-winning McCall spa, this real estate community marries the best in rustic-modern living with the majesty of a mountain-based sanctuary — paying homage to a time when things were simpler, organic and genuine. Downhill trails are available nearby for skiing and snowboarding at Brundage Mountain (10 minute drive) and cross country trails are available around the resort. Back country skiing is also available in the areas surrounding Whitetail Club, with trails carved out naturally done by snowmobiles trekking the area.
Once settled, owners may take advantage of the coveted Whitetail Club membership that enhances each owner’s experience and provides members quintessential benefits, including a variety of active pursuits and indoor adventures that epitomize the vibrant way of life available in McCall and at Whitetail Club. Owners and members also have exclusive access to a variety of amenities, including an Andy North-designed Whitetail Club golf course and Fish and Swim Club, and programs that pay homage to the destination — suitable for any multigenerational explorer and traveler. A new lakefront clubhouse will debut of owners and members at the end of 2016.

McCall, Idaho is often compared to the Sun Valley of 20 to 30 years ago, when it was a small ski resort. Whitetail Club offers its guests amenities that simplify their lives during the holiday season — “hands-free” in that you don’t have to pull out your skis and load them into the car and do all the heavy lifting. Whitetail Club’s concierge does everything for you, waiting outside in a van with your personal skis all packed up where you and the family just have to jump in and head to Brundage Mountain.

Photos courtesy Whitetail Club

They also offer a Christmas tree hunting experience, where while you are scavenging the woods, lunch and s’mores are provided by a fire. After you pick out your tree, the Whitetail Club team brings it back to your home and sets it up for you.

Real Estate

Turnkey Cabins: Rustic charm meets contemporary style with the Clearwater turnkey cabins, designed exclusively by Whitetail Club. Features include stone and cedar exteriors and spacious floor plans. Owners have access to a consultation with Whitetail Club’s interior designer to select from five distinctive designer packages for a finished home that is “move-in ready.” Prices start at $995,000, featuring approximately 3,200 square feet, one-story, four bedrooms that include one room above the garage ideal for a game rooms, 4.5 baths and a central location with easy access to the Fish & Swim Club
Home Sites: Home sites at Whitetail Club start at $250,000 and satisfy any owner’s tastes with a variety of breathtaking views, whether it’s of the Salmon River Mountains, the Whitetail Club Golf Course or Payette Lake. Golf course sites offer picturesque vistas of the award-winning golf course, wooded seclusion and privacy as well as easy access to the Fish & Swim Club. The meadow home sites feature distant mountain vistas and tranquil views over verdant meadows and mountain home sites offer views of specimen trees, convenient access to hiking and biking trails and easy access to the mountaintop Yurt.

Whitetail Club Member Amenities

  • Access to the historic Shore Lodge Hotel, a 77-room resort with an award-winning spa, The Cove, featuring nature-based massages, body treatments, facials utilizing Eminence Organics skincare products and indoor/outdoor saltwater immersion pools lined with more than 30 tons of McCall granite boulders
  • Golf Clubhouse
  • Andy North-designed golf course
  • The Beach at Shore Lodge
  • Movie theater
  • Marina & Boating
  • Fish and Swim Club
  • Tennis
  • Fitness Center
  • Basketball
  • Kid’s Activities
  • Saltwater Pool
  • PLUS, a new lakefront clubhouse will debut in 2017

660 Migratory Ridge, McCall, ID

$2,749,500 | 4 Bedrooms | 6 Baths | 6,600 square feet | Built in 2005

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