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T R AV E L & R E C R E A T I O N s e c on d h om e s A villa beside an ocean blue or golf course green, or a pied-à-terre in a shiny, needle-thin skyscraper… the only thing to decide is which hotel community to call your own home sweet (second) home. GLASSY GAZE The NYC metro area is a wraparound mural in apartments with wide-board white oak floors and 10-foot ceilings. SECOND TO NONE By Bonnie Davidson THE RHETT STUFF Amid centuries-old maritime forests and marshes teeming with life, the houses look like sets from Gone With the Wind . ALFRESCO LIFE An artist’s rendering of a villa planned for the initial phase of development reveals 4,000 square feet of outdoor living space. 215 Chrystie New York City THE BUZZ Rising 340 feet above the Lower East Side of Manhattan, 215 Chrystie is a 28-story boutique hotel and residential building with “an uptown meets downtown vibe,” said real estate developer Ian Schrager during a recent media hard-hat tour of the construction site. Designed by Pritzker Prize-winning architects Herzog & de Meuron, the re ective glass tower is supported by an exoskeleton of raw concrete columns. Eleven full-and half-oor residences range from 1,977-square-foot two-bedroom units with 131 linear feet of glass to a 4,236-square-foot four-bedroom pad with 266 linear feet of glass. With abundant natural light, John Pawson’s custom-designed interiors include open kitchens with American black walnut, Basaltina stone slab surfaces and top-of-the-line appliances; marble bathrooms with soaking tubs and rain showers; blackened steel replaces; and custom lighting by British lighting designer Arnold Chan. WOW FACTOR Jaw-dropping unobstructed 270-and 360-degree views through oor-to-ceiling windows encompass the Empire State Building, Chrysler Building and One World Trade Center; four bridges (the Williamsburg, Manhattan, Brooklyn and Verrazano-Narrows); and the Manhattan, Brooklyn and Jersey City skylines. DETAILS From $7.2 million, occupancy early 2017, 212.466.0251, 215chrystie.com Montage Residences Palmetto Bluff Bluffton, S.C. THE BUZZ Among moss-draped live oaks in the marshy South Carolina Lowcountry, within 20,000 pristine acres bounded by three rivers, Montage Residences Palmetto Blu is an exclusive enclave of 35 homes built on the waterfront and around a village green. In this haven for outdoor enthusiasts, homeowners have access to all amenities within the Palmetto Blu community, including the newly expanded Montage Palmetto Blu Resort (Jack Nicklaus-designed May River Golf Club, lawn and racquet club, stables and equestrian center, shooting club, spa, restaurants). Two-to ve-bedroom residences, from 2,200 to 4,200 square feet, were designed by local rm Pearce Scott Architects to preserve the environment and maintain the integrity of the local aesthetic. Clapboard structures feature shuttered windows, Savannah brick walkways and chimneys, and raised-seam metal roofs. Floors clad in local heart pine and great rooms that open onto wraparound porches rede ne Southern charm. WOW FACTOR Montage residents can explore the 32 miles of waterfront and many nearby islands on a private cruise aboard the restored 1913 60-foot motor yacht, Grace. DETAILS From $1.2 million, available now, 843.706.6569, montageresidencespalmettoblu .com West Enclave, A Ritz-Carlton Reserve Residence Los Cabos, Mexico THE BUZZ High on a blu overlooking the Sea of Cortez, renowned Mexico City architect Fernando de Haro has designed 27 contemporary villas at West Enclave, A Ritz-Carlton Reserve Residence within the master-planned gated resort community of Puerto Los Cabos, on the Baja Peninsula. Spread across 10,000 square feet of indoor-outdoor space, each contemporary, single-level, ve-bedroom home has oversize windows to maximize the spectacular views, impeccably appointed double kitchens, and a private swimming pool and whirlpool spa. State-of-the-art home technology includes intuitive Lutron lighting systems and personalized indoor-outdoor audio systems. In addition, residents have access to extraordinary amenities—three miles of private beaches; a world-class marina accommodating yachts up to 400 feet; and a golf course with nine holes designed by Greg Norman, nine by Jack Nicklaus—plus all the services and comforts o ered to guests at the adjacent Ritz-Carlton Reserve hotel. WOW FACTOR Among the perks of ownership is exclusive access to Wirikuta Desert Botanical Garden, a 12-acre Eden in which more than a million plants—including 1,000 bonsai bougainvillea and 1,500 species of cactus and succulents— ourish. ree pyramids built from massive granite boulders are strategically placed amid the geometric symmetry of the landscaping. DETAILS From $4.2 million, available October to November 2016, 855.375.2266, rcrr-loscabos.com 130 TH E A TL A NT A N J U L Y / A U G U ST 20 1 6

Travel & Recreation Second Homes

Bonnie Davidson

SECOND TO NONE

A villa beside an ocean blue or golf course green, or a pied-a-terre in a shiny, needle-thin skyscraper, the only thing to decide is which hotel community to call your own home sweet (second) home.

215 Chrystie New York City

THE BUZZ Rising 340 feet above the Lower East Side of Manhattan, 215 Chrystie is a 28-story boutique hotel and residential building with "an uptown meets downtown vibe," said real estate developer Ian Schrager during a recent media hard-hat tour of the construction site. Designed by Pritzker Prize-winning architects Herzog & de Meuron, the reflective glass tower is supported by an exoskeleton of raw concrete columns. Eleven full- and half-floor residences range from 1,977-squarefoot two-bedroom units with 131 linear feet of glass to a 4,236-square-foot four-bedroom pad with 266 linear feet of glass. With abundant natural light, John Pawson's custom-designed interiors include open kitchens with American black walnut, Basaltina stone slab surfaces and top-of-the-line appliances; marble bathrooms with soaking tubs and rain showers; blackened steel fireplaces; and custom lighting by British lighting designer Arnold Chan.

WOW FACTOR Jaw-dropping unobstructed 270- and 360-degree views through floor-toceiling windows encompass the Empire State Building, Chrysler Building and One World Trade Center; four bridges (the Williamsburg, Manhattan, Brooklyn and Verrazano-Narrows); and the Manhattan, Brooklyn and Jersey City skylines.

DETAILS : From $7.2 million, occupancy early 2017, 212.466.0251, 215chrystie.com

Montage Residences Palmetto Bluff Bluffton, S.C.

THE BUZZ Among moss-draped live oaks in the marshy South Carolina Lowcountry, within 20,000 pristine acres bounded by three rivers, Montage Residences Palmetto Bluff is an exclusive enclave of 35 homes built on the waterfront and around a village green. In this haven for outdoor enthusiasts, homeowners have access to all amenities within the Palmetto Bluff community, including the newly expanded Montage Palmetto Bluff Resort (Jack Nicklausdesigned May River Golf Club, lawn and racquet club, stables and equestrian center, shooting club, spa, restaurants). Two- to five-bedroom residences, from 2,200 to 4,200 square feet, were designed by local firm Pearce Scott Architects to preserve the environment and maintain the integrity of the local aesthetic. Clapboard structures feature shuttered windows, Savannah brick walkways and chimneys, and raised-seam metal roofs. Floors clad in local heart pine and great rooms that open onto wraparound porches redefine Southern charm.

WOW FACTOR Montage residents can explore the 32 miles of waterfront and many nearby islands on a private cruise aboard the restored 1913 60-foot motor yacht, Grace.

DETAILS From $1.2 million, available now, 843.706.6569, montageresidencespalmettobluff.com

West Enclave, A Ritz-Carlton Reserve Residence Los Cabos, Mexico

THE BUZZ High on a bluff overlooking the Sea of Cortez, renowned Mexico City architect Fernando de Haro has designed 27 contemporary villas at West Enclave, A Ritz-Carlton Reserve Residence within the master-planned gated resort community of Puerto Los Cabos, on the Baja Peninsula. Spread across 10,000 square feet of indoor-outdoor space, each contemporary, single-level, five-bedroom home has oversize windows to maximize the spectacular views, impeccably appointed double kitchens, and a private swimming pool and whirlpool spa. State-of-the-art home technology includes intuitive Lutron lighting systems and personalized indoor-outdoor audio systems. In addition, residents have access to extraordinary amenities—three miles of private beaches; a world-class marina accommodating yachts up to 400 feet; and a golf course with nine holes designed by Greg Norman, nine by Jack Nicklaus—plus all the services and comforts offered to guests at the adjacent Ritz-Carlton Reserve hotel.

WOW FACTOR Among the perks of ownership is exclusive access to Wirikuta Desert Botanical Garden, a 12-acre Eden in which more than a million plants—including 1,000 bonsai bougainvillea and 1,500 species of cactus and succulents—flourish. Three pyramids built from massive granite boulders are strategically placed amid the geometric symmetry of the landscaping.

DETAILS From $4.2 million, available October to November 2016, 855.375.2266, rcrr-loscabos.com

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