Putting a dream home together in NYC

What do you get when elite professionals like designer Daniel Romualdez, Eggersmann kitchens, Interior Marketing Group and architectural firm SOM partner together? Yes, you gathered that from the title; a dream home!

You may say that this is truly their crown jewel and spread across the whole 65th floor, this ultra luxury penthouse boasts 6 bedrooms and 7 bathrooms on 8,139 square feet (756m2), 12’9 ceilings and 360 degree views of New York City including Central Park, George Washington Bridge and the East River. And let’s not forget to mention there are 2 private balconies. How beautiful can it be? You just have to look at the images hereunder to see how amazing the view is. It is like living on top of the world!!!

Daniel Romualdez, the amazing AD100 interior architect, was very picky in his choices and what he found was spectacular. Horizontal grain walnut cabinetry with Hanstone glass countertops are featured in this magnificent luxury penthouse and white oak floors are present throughout this luxury home. Daniel used polished white Nanoglass walls and a custom-designed bathtub for the bathrooms and it really looks astonishing.

The entire north side of this penthouse is occupied by a huge living and dining room. It is more than large enough for entertaining a large number of guests and it includes a fireplace. The south side has an expansive master suite with generous and luxurious him-and-hers bathrooms and dressing rooms and a wet bar.

Daniel Romualdez also is responsible for designing an amazing collection of luxury amenities including the exclusive 34th Floor Club, electric car charging stations, a 75-foot swimming pool, a state-of-the-art hydrotherapy circuit spa, a gated interior porte-cochère with New York City’s largest residents-only automated parking garage (how convenient is that!!), a dog playroom and grooming station, a children playroom and much more. There is also a personalized concierge services by Luxury Attaché. Ain’t life grand!

Ton Peelen

Luxury living high above New York City at 30 Park Place, NYC

It is common knowledge in corporate world that the higher your office is located, the higher you rank in corporate dynasty. The CEO has the office on the highest floor because view is King. Makes one wonder how that is with private luxury residences.

Living in the highest terraced luxury penthouse in NYC in the same building that is home to Larry Silverstein, Priyanka Chopra, Matthew Perry and Yolanda Hadid, 870 ft above the streets of New York City on the 82nd floor of 30 Park Place with panoramic views of Midtown Manhattan, the New York Harbor, the Hudson and East Rivers and the Statue of Liberty, certainly will make you feel special.

Living high above the streets of NYC

Expect to find floor-to-ceiling windows for a light and bright ambiance, a butler’s pantry, a spacious reception hall for receiving your guests, a library with a St. Tropez limestone fireplace, a formal ding room with adjacent family room and a master bedroom suite with him-and-hers marble master bedrooms. The interior space is 4,538 square feet and the 4 terraces are 732 square feet together.

The building itself boasts a giant 40.000 square feet of amenities and residents also have access to a full suite of hotel services managed by Four Seasons Hotels and Resorts.


Ton Peelen

The art of living in a luxury residence in central New York City

Ever wondered how it would be to live in a luxury residence in the heart of New York City? Of course the apartment would be grand but what about the amenities, how would they be? And what about the art?

We are taking you to One Hundred East Fifty Third Street in New York City. This is not just an ordinary high-rise, this one is state of the art with luxury apartments and luxury lofts priced from mid 2 Million to 65 Million hence the amenities (and the residences) must be awesome to say the least.

The luxury residences

First we show you some images of the amazing luxury residences you will find here and as you can see they are spacious and have a smart layout as you may expect in this price range.

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Luxury kitchen in which high quality materials and products are used.


An amazing spacious living room, here with polished high quality concrete floors.


A sea of light in this living room coming from floor-to-ceiling glass walls giving it a spacious. light and airy feel.


The luxury amenities

The amenities, divided over 2 floors, are awesome, as you can see here. The 60-foot swimming pool is the centerpiece. Smokey black granite and a lush bamboo garden catch the eye and give a comfy luxury feeling. Also you will find other state-of-the-art wellness facilities like a cardio room, pilates/ballet room, a weight room, yoga room, sauna and a steam room together with spa treatment rooms and his-and-hers changing rooms. Also William T. Georgis designed a library for the residents with custom furnishings and a highly curated collection of titles for those interested in literature and non-fiction.

luxury amenities
The luxury amenities are divided over 2 floors.


The amazing 60 feet long swimming pool, large enough for working on your condition.

The relax nook in the pool area.

The gym room has everything you need for building a perfect body.


Time to relax after an extensive workout or just for some quality time in the sauna.

The awesome library designed by The awesome designed library by William T. Georgis

The arts

Nowadays it seems that luxury developments are being used as art galleries and yes you will find art pieces here too and we give you some views.

Contemporary sculptures and fascinating paintings are abundant.


Of course relaxing areas have wonderful art too as you can see here.


Art in the lounge areas are plentiful and beautiful


Ton Peelen

Inside a Luxury Model Residence at 555TEN

We have a lot of new images of the recently completed luxury model residence at Extell’s luxury rental building, 555TEN for you to view.

This three bedroom – three bathroom apartment’s interior has been designed by Jonathan to a glamorous heaven high in the sky stating: “The apartment is on a high floor—it’s like being in the clouds. I wanted the apartment to be serene and calm; the perfect retreat from the endless energy of New York City. The cool color palette and squishy furniture are comfortable, and the layered accessories—which add just the right dash of eccentricity—make this a glamorous cloud in the sky for a young, urban family.”

This luxury rental was designed to reflect sophistication, cheerfulness, warmth and welcomeness through a combination of sleek and modern luxury pieces with cheerful accents and colorful pieces like Barcelona lamps, colorful art, textured tile cub boards, patterns and plush textures.

Jonathan kept the furniture low in the dining area with a white chair and white table to keep uninterrupted sweeping views on New York’s Skyline.

Opposite from the residence’s living and bedrooms, the dining area with white chair and a white table places emphasis on the towering windows with sweeping views. Furniture is low and sleek to ensure the view for residents is uninterrupted.

555TEN is a 56-story, 650 feet high luxury rental building overlooking the Hudson River and Manhattan skyline located in Hell’s Kitchen offering a unparalleled level of luxury services in the rental market.

Available are lofts and one to three bedroom luxury apartments. Also, and very important for a luxury rental building like 555TEN are the amenities and you can expect an outstanding fitness center, an impressive saltwater lap pool, a private bowling alley, an arcade, a children’s playroom, a rooftop bar and lounge and also a sundeck with private cabanas, chaise lounges and swimming pool.


By Ton Peelen

Luxury Homes at Park and Shore in Jersey City


Luxury residences are not so very common in Jersey City as in New York City but things are changing rapidly along the Hudson River waterfront in the area called the Gold Coast and when you see it you know why.

Park and Shore, a new luxury condominium development officially started sales recently and we want to tell and show you more about it.

The well-known architecture and design firm Woods Bagot, the guys who recently have been doing the Baccarat Hotel & Residences in NY, is designing all interiors and exteriors of Park and Shore so you know everything will be looking awesome.

Park and Shore consists of 2 buildings, each with its own style and design. Although they differ in style and design they both feature top quality finishes and materials and both have stunning views of Manhattan and the Hudson River.

75 Park Lane

The 75 Park Lane building has 37 stories with 358 luxury residences ranging from studios and one-bedroom residences and two and three bedroom residences and penthouses as well. You will find large windows to enjoy the majestic views and allowing an abundance of light. Many of the luxury homes feature private balconies and outdoor spaces for a nice open feeling and is very nice when you live in urban areas.

75 Parking Lane Entrance

If you are one of those people who like to entertain guests you will be very happy with the luxury open chef’s kitchens with large center islands and Bosch appliances. It will bring out the master chef in you for sure.

75 Park Lane kitchen

Also the master baths featuring marble and polished nickel millwork trim and frameless all-glass showers will pleasantly surprise you. What else will pleasantly surprise you are the master bedrooms with spacious walk-in closets and fantastic views on Manhattan and the Hudson River.

The Shore House

The Shore House is a boutique building with 71 luxury homes spread over 7 stories. Here you find loft inspired residences with an industrial touch ranging from one- to two bedrooms.

The Shore House

The condos have an avant-garde design and feature large chef’s kitchens outfitted with quality Bosch appliances and of course large center islands.

Shore House Kitchen

Limestone master baths with frameless all-glass showers and bright master bedrooms with large walk-in closets are provided for the new residents.


Luxury Amenities

Apart from owning a luxury condo what sets a luxury lifestyle apart from mediocrity is the quality and luxury of the amenities provided in the building. There is no shortage of these in Park & Shore as you will find several private and communal areas, a dining room and wine tasting area, an entertainment area with pool, ping-pong and foosball tables, a multi-purpose entertainment room with surround-sound audio and retractable screens and also a golf room complete with golf simulator. For the kids there are provisions like a funny designed children’s area with several activity areas where they can release their energy in a safe way.

Children’s Play Area

No luxury condo complex is complete without a swimming pool and Park and Shore will have a windowed 82 ft long Olympic swimming pool. A dramatically lit teak-lined spa with Hammam-style steam rooms and saunas and a state-of-the-art gym with yoga studio will be a huge benefit for body and mind for the residents.

No luxury living without a communal rooftop and Park & Shores offers one with a full-service prep kitchen and island table for cooking demonstrations and tasting events and for relaxing and socializing an intimate lounge and dining area is provided. This area can be sectioned off for private events. Did we mention the view? You will be in awe with the Manhattan skyline as your backdrop and boat traffic on the Hudson River as an added bonus.

When you arrive the first impression of a building is the most important one and this one has an entrance with a porte cochère flanked by beautiful landscaping and access to an off-site parking garage with dedicated pedestrian pathway that connects to the Park & Shore’s lobby.


Jersey City is rapidly becoming the hotspot for New Yorkers hunting for an housing alternative outside New York City and that is for a reason. Besides the incredible views on the river and the skyline it also offers quick access to both Lower Manhattan and Midtown. And the neighborhood has a lot to offer like Newport Green, a four-acre park featuring a beach, playgrounds and Ferris wheel and several restaurants.


Sales has started for these prestigious residences. Pricing for one-bedrooms at both buildings starts at $640,000, two bedrooms from $1,095,000 and three bedrooms from $2.200,000 and they will be available for occupation for late 2018 and mid 2019 so you still have some time left in case you have to save some money.


You can find the sales gallery at 100 Town Square Place, Suite 301, in Jersey City, New Jersey where The Marketing Directors will provide you with all the information you need. You can also call them at 201.798.0008 or visit www.parkandshore.com.


by Ton Peelen



Exquisite Asian Style Villa That Merges Indoor with Outdoor

MillionDollarVillas.com is sharing an inside look with you in this exquisite Asian style luxury villa situated in Florida, USA. No expenses were spared to complete this wonderful project and you can see the stunning results in the pictures and additional gallery below.

Lushful Gardens – Photo by B. Pila Design

Imagine you are an empty nest couple and you finally have the time and money to have your new home designed and built exactly the way you want it with the lifestyle you desire. Next thing to do is to start the process to accomplish the project.

Photo by B. Pila Design

These homeowners did exactly that. In order to live the luxury lifestyle they intended on living they needed a property that was designed and built based on ‘thinking outside the box’. They wanted something new and not of conventional design. Something based on their lifestyle of enjoying each other and to make time for the passions they each desire so much.

Photo by B. Pila Design

The amazing and beautiful result is a Balinese-inspired 5,000 square foot (464,5m2) home. Based on a multi-living concept it comes with 3 large bedrooms (one bedroom for hosting family and the other bedroom as maid’s quarters), large glass Nano folding doors to merge inside and outside living spaces seamlessly and Peruvian travertine flooring without.. It turned out in a fantastic luxury residence as you can see in the photographs.

Photo by B. Pila Design

The outside living area is almost just as big as the inside living area. Designed with al-fresco living rooms and a large gazebo for entertainment purposes. The property features high quality amenities that will give you the same level of comfort as if you were residing inside the living area.

Photo by B. Pila Design

The homeowners love for colors gave the property a somewhat “dark modern” touch that compliments the exclusive and custom designed pieces and furnishings.

Photo by B. Pila Design

Find details on B. Pila Design HERE