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From retrievers to terriers, these dogs live lavishly in the notable homes of Jonathan Adler, Jane Fonda, and more
- 1.In a child’s room at this New York townhouse decorated by Delphine Krakoff, the family dog lounges on the bed.
- 2.Jack, a Brazilian terrier, is at home in one of the garden rooms in this São Paulo home designed by Isay Weinfeld.
- 3.Teddy, a Yorkshire terrier, perches on leopard-spot bed steps in designer Alex Papachristidis’s Hamptons home.
If you must tether your immortal soul to the realm of the living, you might as well do so someplace fabulous
- •Château de Brissac, Brissac-Quincé, FranceThe tallest building in the Loire Valley, Château de Brissac is perhaps best known as the site of the grisly murder of Charlotte of France. Legend has it that Charlotte, the illegitimate daughter of King Charles VII, was killed by her husband after he discovered her adulterous behavior. The Green Lady, named for the color of the dress in which she met her end, is said to haunt the castle’s tower. http://www.architecturaldigest.com/gallery/most-beautiful-haunted-houses-slideshow
- •The Fairmont Banff Springs Hotel, Calgary, AlbertaOne notable tale includes an unfortunate bride-to-be who immolated herself when descending the candlelit stairs in full wedding attire. The Ghost Bride of the Fairmont Banff Springs, as she has since been dubbed, can supposedly still be found in the hotel’s ballroom eternally waiting for her first dance. http://www.architecturaldigest.com/gallery/most-beautiful-haunted-houses-slideshow
- •The Stanley Hotel, Estes Park, ColoradoThis neo-Georgian mountain hideaway is best known as the inspiration for Stephen King’s The Shining. Its staff claims it is only visited by “happy ghosts” and that nearly every room has a unique ghost story, like that of the maid from Room 217 who is known to pack away guests’ clothing when they aren’t looking. http://www.architecturaldigest.com/gallery/most-beautiful-haunted-houses-slideshow
Go behind the scenes of the new movie and tour the ultimate haunted house
- •The FoyerThe ornate foyer gives an expansive view of the house. “Guillermo wanted to establish the whole interior in the foyer,” says Tom Sanders, the production designer who collaborated with writer-director Guillermo del Toro on Crimson Peak. http://www.architecturaldigest.com/gallery/crimson-peak-set-design-slideshow
- •The Great HallThe great hall, which was based on a medieval-style hall, is split into two sections: Thomas’s library and Lucille’s music room. http://www.architecturaldigest.com/gallery/crimson-peak-set-design-slideshow
- •The Master BedroomSanders exaggerated the design of the master bedroom, from the ceiling to the scale of the bed. “I wanted the bedroom to feel like it was closing in,” he says. http://www.architecturaldigest.com/gallery/crimson-peak-set-design-slideshow
These over-the-top closets and dressing rooms from the AD archives will inspire a wardrobe revise (or a major shopping spree)
- 1.Mathilde Favier-Meyer, ParisWhen you’re a globe-trotting Christian Dior P.R. executive, you have a shoe collection to prove it—the dressing room in Mathilde Favier-Meyer’s Paris apartment contains more than 400 pairs. http://www.architecturaldigest.com/story/mathilde-favier-meyer-paris-apartment-article
- 2.Michael and Christina Hirtstein, ManhattanA handblown glass chandelier by jGoodDesign accents a dressing area in the Manhattan home of businessman Michael Hirtenstein and his wife, Christina. The island is made of rosewood and leather, and the shelves and closets are backed with gold mirror. http://www.architecturaldigest.com/story/juul-hansen-amy-lau-manhattan-triplex-renovation-article
- 3.Ralph Lauren, Bedford, NYThe closet at the Bedford, New York, home of Ralph Lauren is outfitted with mahogany millwork, giving the room the refined air of an English estate. The walls are covered in a dark-green baize and a leather-upholstered bench provides a convenient perch for pulling on one of the many pairs of riding boots that line the shelves. http://www.architecturaldigest.com/story/ralph-lauren-bedford-new-york-home-article
Architectural feats that are so out-of-this-world that you won’t believe they exist.
- 1.Sky PoolLondon’s newest swimming pool is not for the faint of heart. The British architecture firm HAL is currently working with developers Eco World Ballymore on the 2,000-home Embassy Gardens residential development, where two buildings will be linked by an all-glass swimming pool measuring 90 feet long, 19 feet wide, 10 feet deep, and suspended more than 100 feet above street level. http://www.architecturaldigest.com/story/sky-pool-london-glass-between-apartments
- 2.Beyoncé-Inspired TowerThough Beyoncé’s persuasion has yet to build a nation, it has inspired the construction of at least one building. The curvaceous new Premier Tower, located in Melbourne, Australia, and designed by the architecture firm Elenberg Fraser, was modeled after the singer’s famous form. http://www.architecturaldigest.com/story/beyonce-tower-134-spencer-street-melbourne-australia
- 3.3D-Printed Office BuildingDubai’s newest office building will not be a traditional construction project. The United Arab Emirates has partnered with WinSun Global—a joint venture between Chinese 3-D–printing tech company WinSun and architecture and engineering firms Gensler, Thornton Tomasetti, and Syska Hennessy—to 3-D–print the structure. http://www.architecturaldigest.com/story/worlds-first-3d-printed-office-dubai
- 4.A Manta Ray–Shaped Research CenterFrench architect Jacques Rougerie has drawn up plans for a floating research center that mimics the appearance of a massive manta ray. Dubbed the City of Meriens, Rougerie’s creation would house an international oceanographic university that would drift the seven seas, accommodating thousands of researchers, teachers, and students over extended periods of time. http://www.architecturaldigest.com/story/massive-floating-research-center-looks-like-manta-ray
- 1.Jules’ Brownstone, The InternAnne Hathaway’s character, Jules, who runs an online fashion site, shares a Park Slope, Brooklyn, brownstone with her young family. A renovated home in the nearby Clinton Hill neighborhood served as the shooting location. http://www.architecturaldigest.com/gallery/intern-movie-set-design
- 2.The Red Keep, Game of ThronesThe hit television series, Game of Thrones, is filmed across Europe, Africa, and Iceland. The most important location in the fictional country of Westeros is King’s Landing (filmed in Dubrovnik, Croatia), where the magnificent Red Keep presides over the city. The castle serves as the home of the Iron Throne and the royal family. http://www.architecturaldigest.com/gallery/game-of-thrones-travel-destinations-slideshow
- 3.The Von Trapp Family Home, The Sound of MusicWhile the façade of Frohnburg Palace served as the entrance to the Von Trapp family home, another nearby palace provided the lakeside gardens and vista. Named Schloss Leopoldskron, this large rococo estate overlooking the pond Leopoldskroner Weiher is never actually glimpsed in the film. http://www.architecturaldigest.com/gallery/sound-of-music-fiftieth-anniversary-slideshow
Dreaming of a fantastic getaway? These over-the-top hotels redefine luxury.
- 1.Angama Mara Safari Lodge, KenyaEnjoy breathtaking views of Kenya’s Masai Mara game reserve from the balcony of your tented suite. From $1,250/night. http://www.architecturaldigest.com/story/angama-mara-safari-lodge-article
- 2.Amandira, IndonesiaCruise with the Amandira and sail through the UNESCO-protected Komodo National Park and Raja Ampat. From $50,050 for a five-night trip. http://www.architecturaldigest.com/gallery/amandira-ship
- 3.Canal Huis 58, AmsterdamAmsterdam’s Canal Huis 58 is located on one of the city’s most beautiful canals and offers all of the amenities of a luxury hotel, including a private chef. From $5,648/night. http://www.architecturaldigest.com/story/canal-huis-58