March & White- Mansion Global Designer's Corner

Designing a Media Room

It’s about more than just seating and screens

Think Outside the Box

“We are seeing a trend toward media rooms that incorporate bar elements as well, which make the space more social and interactive, as well as functional.

We tend to design spaces that don’t typically look like media rooms. Seating should be seriously comfortable yet elegant.

"We love spaces that create mood and ambience. We mix up the lighting with picture lights above art, wall sconces, and most importantly, low-level floor lighting for wayfinding.

"We also always work with a specialist A/V consultant to include the best sound system into the design of the room. We try to eliminate any visual clutter and always look to incorporate clean, built-in solutions where possible.”

 Elliot March of March & White, based in London, New York, and Los Angeles

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Sundance Ranch- Mansion Global

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Malibu’s Sundance Ranch Asks $18 Million

The equestrian property was once owned by George Roy Hill, director of ‘Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid’.

Sundance Ranch, a Malibu, Calif., equestrian property once owned by George Roy Hill, director of “Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid,” is coming on the market for $18 million.

Mr. Hill, who also directed the movies like “Thoroughly Modern Millie” and “The Sting,” owned the property in the 1970s, public records show. He died in 2002.

About 15 miles from Santa Monica, the nearly 11-acre ranch overlooks the ocean and includes the original 1953 ranch house owned by Mr. Hill. The 2,139-square-foot house has four bedrooms, three bathrooms, an office and an outdoor dining area with views of the ocean. It also has rustic exposed wood beam ceilings, a Jacuzzi, a pool, a fire pit, a zip line and an outdoor shower. There is space to expand and build additional structures, pending approvals, according to the listing.

There are also two horse barns with 24 new stalls and a riding arena. Kumquat, pomegranate, lemon and lime trees grow on the land.

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The Palazzetto- Mansion Global

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Historic Palazzetto Mansion in Rome Hits Auction Block for €35M.

The Giacomo Della Porta-designed compound has panoramic views of the capital city of Italy and beyond.

The Palazzetto, a luxurious compound inside the Palazzo Albertoni Spinola World Heritage site in Rome, which was designed by Renaissance sculptor and architect Giacomo Della Porta in the 16th century, is selling via auction with a minimum bidding price of €35.3 million (about US$43.3 million).

The auction will commence on April 26 if the current owner hasn’t accepted an offer prior to April 20. That’s also the deadline for interested buyers to register and review relevant documents, according to a rep for Rick Hilton of Hilton & Hyland, who’s exclusively handling the sale of the property.

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The Palazzetto- Forbes

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A Da Vinci Masterpiece Auctions For $450 Million, Next Up A Rare Renaissance Mansion In Rome.

Last November, Leonardo da Vinci's Salvator Mundi painting sold for a record-shattering $450 million at auction. Now another historic Italian Renaissance masterpiece is on the auction block—the Palazzetto mansion inside Rome’s historic Palazzo Albertoni Spinola.

Rick Hilton, chairman and co-founder of brokerage house Hilton & Hyland (which exclusively holds the listing), will host the live auction on April 26th from Los Angeles. The palacial estate has been valued at $35 million (current Rome market value) but that’s only the opening bid before taking its prodigious historical pedigree into account.

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