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Thursday, June 25, 2009

Put a Libeskind in Your Driveway

For folks who really do have everything, here’s something you don’t see every day – a contemporary home dreamed up by Daniel Libeskind, the designer of such high profile projects as the Jewish Museum Berlin and the master plan for the World Trade Center site.

With dramatic sharp, pointed angles, expansive floor-to-ceiling windows throughout, and an exterior clad in zinc, the 5,500 sq. ft. villa isn’t your average split level.

The home’s strong geometries allow for an asymmetrical interior of spiraling, two-story peaks. The entrance hall leads to an elaborate Grand Room with a kitchen at one end. Also included: four bedrooms, family room, office, and a basement sauna and wine cellar.

The elegant zinc façade enables the use of 21st Century technologies such as a solar thermal system and a rain water harvesting system.

Libeskind says the villa, which is manufactured in Germany, can be shipped and assembled anywhere in the world within months and will be assembled on location by a team of experts within weeks.

The price of all this fashionable luxury? $2.8 million to $4.2 million, depending on your location. Of course, this does not include the cost of your lot. Add another $500,000 if you live in Baltimore, or $5 million if you prefer Bel Air.

For that you get “regional exclusivity,” which means that the celebrity down the street cannot have one like yours.

While he has designed museums, universities, hotels and other major cultural and commercial buildings, Libeskind has designed only a couple of individual homes before this.

Now’s your chance. Get one while you can!

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