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Villains in the James Bond movies are known for their lavish homes, and the NCAVED House by Mold Architects falls in that category, or at least for its uniqueness. Nestled in a secluded rocky cove on Greece’s Serifos Island, this modern living space appears to be floating just above sea level. A rectangular grid was applied to the slope to create a three-dimensional “chessboard” that isolate the residence quarters. In other words, if you view it from above, the home resembles a 3D chessboard. Read more for a video, additional pictures and information.
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There are countless million dollar homes in Los Angeles, and then “The One,” a mega mansion that has been under construction for 8-years. It’s now complete and the current owners want to sell it for a whopping $340-million. Designed by architect Paul McClean and interior designer Kathryn Rotond, it spans 105,000-square-feet and features 21 bedrooms, 42 bathrooms, a 30-car garage, a 400-foot jogging track, a 4-lane bowling alley, and lots more. Read more for a video, additional pictures and information.
Anyone who follows the supercar scene on social media has probably heard of real estate mogul Manny Khoshbin and seen his massive supercar collection. Where does he store all these expensive vehicles? In a custom garage of course, complete with sci-fi tunnel. Whether it be a one-off Hermes Bugatti Chiron, McLaren P1, Pagani Huayra, Koenigsegg Agera RS, or Porsche 935, he has amassed a collection that is allegedly valued upwards of $30-million. Read more for a tour of his incredible collection.
NASA has partnered with Houston-based Axiom Space to develop a commercial habitat to the International Space Station and begin constructing an orbiting complex that could eventually replace the international research outpost. This project would connect a commercial module to the forward port on the ISS Harmony module by the end of 2024. To achieve this goal, Axiom is collaborating with SpaceX to send a private astronauts for short stays on the ISS by the end of this year. Read more for a video, additional pictures and information.
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Catamarans are nothing new or special, that is unless…you’re talking about Pagurus, the first one to not only be solar-powered, but with amphibious capabilities as well. Designed by Italy-based firm Pierpaolo Lazzarini, the living area is split into two side hulls jointed together by a bridge tower deck station, with each consisting of 2-3 bedrooms, a kitchen, and bathroom. It’s powered by dual stern drive propellers, paired with twin 890hp diesel engines, enabling it to hit a top speed of 24 knots. Read more for a video, additional pictures and information.
Aside from custom homes out in the middle of nowhere, you’ll be hard pressed to find a neighborhood with airplanes parked in front of otherwise normal garages, that is unless…you’re talking about Cameron Airpark Estates. These rare airparks are basically fly-in communities designed around an airport where the residents each would own their own airplane parked in a personal hangar usually attached to the home or integrated into their home. Read more for a short video tour of this one located in El Dorado County, California.
Supercar maker Bugatti partnered with Tidal to reveal the “Royale” range of speakers that aim to pave the way for luxury in the home audio sector. The two companies compare this partnership to how a Bugatti hypercar releases power and emotions, while these speakers offer amazing sound that impresses with its finest definition as well as incredible power. Available in Monocoque and Duotone themes, users can choose between piano finishes or avant-garde color / material combinations. You’ll be able to customize each with carbon fiber, fabrics, leather, polished stainless steel, dark aluminum or precious metal surfaces. Read more for a video, additional pictures and information.
If you have $108,000 USD burning a hole in your pocket and want the world’s only pair of AirPods Max “Golden White”, then Caviar’s latest offering should do the trick. Why are they so expensive? Being handcrafted with 750 grams of 18K yellow gold and then accented by white crocodile leather might have something to do with it. Just in case you want to make sure people know you’re using something unique, it even has a headband sporting two gold rings with Caviar inscriptions. Read more for additional pictures, information, and a bonus video review of AirPods Max.
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Russia-based Caviar has done it again with their latest offering, a one-of-one Sony PlayStation 5 “Golden Rock” edition. The functionality of the game console hasn’t changed, but aesthetically, it looks like something that belongs in a museum, complete with 20 kg (44.09 lb) of solid 18K gold. To be more specific, it boasts 8 plates, all cast in solid 18-karat gold, which means it’s basically one single block of the metallic yellow element. Read more for another picture and additional information.
It’s not everyday that you see a 1998 Ferrari F355 Spider, much less one previously owned by ex-NBA superstar Shaquille O’Neal. Unlike the standard model, this one had its factory soft top and fuel tank removed to allow for more seating space. It comes finished in a sleek Argento Nürburgring (101/C) silver and comes with a custom two-tone black / silver interior. Power comes from a 3.5-liter V8 generating 375 hp and 268 lb-ft of torque, mated to a a six-speed automated F1 transaxle. Read more for additional pictures, information and a bonus MTV Cribs video.