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Living in Luxury

Inside the World's Most Glamorous Homes

Alexander V. G. Kraft

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An insider’s look at the ultra-glamorous world of exclusive real estate


This book showcases twenty of the world’s most luxurious properties, from historic French châteaux to downtown New York lofts, from palatial London residences to enchanting Moroccan oases, from vast Florida oceanfront estates to tranquil Bahamian island homes.

All amenities – home gyms, libraries, tennis courts and swimming pools, as well as designer décor and antique furnishings – are lavishly covered, giving an exclusive entrée into this ultra-glamorous world. Offering substance as well as unbelievable style, property expert Alexander V. G. Kraft also contributes a lively introduction with the historical and social background to the development of the luxury real-estate market, while his extensive property guide spells out the do’s and don’ts of investing in prime property.

Complete with a foreword by Donald J. Trump and an afterword by Henriette von Bohlen und Halbach, this is an unforgettable look at a spectacularly opulent world.

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'As well as stunning images, the book also includes a useful guide to types of luxury property … how to buy them and what to pay'
Daily Telegraph

'Interiors to die for'
Woman & Home

Product Information

Book Details

Format: Hardback

Size: 31.0 x 25.0 cm

Extent: 192 pp

Illustrations: 150

Publication date: 3 November 2008

ISBN: 9780500514177

Contents List

Foreword by Donald Trump • Preface by Alexander V. G. Kraft • 20 luxury residences • Guide to Buying a Property • Afterword

About the Author

Alexander V. G. Kraft is Chief Executive of Sotheby’s International Realty France. He lives in Monaco.

Donald Trump is the President of the United States

List of Contributors

Donald Trump, Henriette Von Bohlen und Halbach

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