Philippe Starck

Whimsical Mondrian Hotel Style on the Venice Canals With Record List Price

Whimsical Mondrian Hotel Style on the Venice Canals With Record List Price

According to the listing, "This exquisite Venice Canals home is one of a kind, marrying vanguard contemporary design and Canal charm. The high-end playful design by Benjamin Noriega-Ortiz, of Mondrian Hotel fame, bring to life the clean, modern lines featured throughout the home with whimsy and romance." 


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International Yoo Designed Modern Building; Berlin

Those of you that follow the blog know that I am a big Phillipe Starck fan. Having previously posted about Starck's design in India, this is the latest project from yoo, a large International design and development firm. I don't do any real estate in Berlin, Germany; however, had to post this as I love the whimsical interior design of Starck. I also love all the modern details throughout the building, including the entryway, lobby, and pool (pictures after the break). The projects website describes the building by saying,

"Occupying the last of Mitte’s choicest downtown river front locations, yoo berlin is the newest, most prestigious address in the heart of the city. Yoo berlin’s facade captures Berlin’s love affair with the dramatic. Within, yoo inspired by Starck designs juxtapose modern with classic, satire with passion and shape with form to create an extraordinary living experience."

If you like the furnishings, here is a link to some of Starck's designs available for purchase.

Berlin is lucky to be getting this instant classic. We need more modern chic buildings in Los Angeles. Perhaps I will build one one day.

Pictures courtesy of Yoo Berlin

Modern Architectural in Laurel Canyon Section of the Hollywood Hills

Off of Laurel Canyon in the hills above Sunset is this modern architectural redo with clean lines and designer finishes. The home is uber sleek with an open floor plan, nice wood flooring, a sleek updated kitchen with carrera marble countertops and top of the line appliances. The chic fireplace with built in flat screen and book ends anchor the stunning open living area. The master bedroom is huge with high ceilings, a sitting area, and luxurious master bath with Phillipe Starck fixtures. Walls of glass throughout the house lead out to an outdoor cabana area, garden, and nice canyon views. In the Wonderland school district with easy access to Hollywood, the Westside, or the Valley, this could be a nice property for the modern enthusiast.

2203 Ridgemont Dr, Hollywood Hills

$1,420,000 3 Bed 3 Bath 2,417 Sq. Ft 7,640 Sq. Ft Lot

Listing and Photos courtesy of Thomas O'Rourke - Prudential CA - West Hollywood

If you would like to see this home in person, please contact us anytime @ 310.600.9172 or email

The first ‘yoo inspired by Starck’ residential project in India

Yoopune, the first ‘yoo inspired by Starck’ project in India from world-leading design company yoo, launches this month in Pune. I am a huge fan of this company, as well as Starck's design aesthetics, as quite simply he is a genius. He is able to create spaces that ooze the word "special." This particular project is Developed by Panchshil Realty, yoopune offers 216 unique ‘yoo inspired by Starck’ designed homes spread over six towers. Providing residents with a five star resort like community, the exclusive amenities include a famous Six Senses Spa, swimming pools, yoga center, basketball and tennis courts, a tea lounge and cigar room and recreation areas for children and families. Scheduled for completion in 2014, the homes will offer a selection of only the best European designed fixtures and finishes, including Italian marble, and Poggenpohl kitchens with Siemens appliances. No word yet on pricing, but yoo projects typically garner a substantial premium above it's competitors due to it's amazing designs and world renowned designers.

Pictures courtesy of Designs by yoo

Iconic Design by Yoo Inspired by Starck

Terrace @ Icon Brickell, Miami

Whether it be community spaces or interiors of private residences, Phillipe Starck and his team at Yoo have created some of the most beautiful spaces around the world. It is amazing how much furniture and design can transform a basic space into a living work of art. While Starck and Yoo have been around for 11 years now, they continue to remain at the top, and develop some of the most surreal properties imaginable.

Pool area @ Tel Aviv

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