Art in the Home: How to Choose, Maintain and Display Treasured Pieces
Mansion Global helps you build your collection and show it well, too
Whether your interest in art is purely aesthetic or more investment-minded, Mansion Global’s Art in the Home series helps you decide what to buy, where to buy it and how to display it at home.
We spoke to a group of contemporary working artists to find out how they built their own collections, and we toured the homes of two serious collectors to get a first-hand look at how they display their valuable works of art.
As part of the series, we preview Art Basel Miami Beach to get a taste of what to look for and how to most effectively purchase a piece there.
And, finally, we offer tips on how best to display art and maintain it all so that your most-treasured pieces stay that way for years to come.
With its bluebird days, powdery trails, and miles of terrain to cover, the West Coast of the United States is a skier’s paradise.
Home to arguably the most beautiful and best quality ski resorts in America, it's no wonder the region is a sought-after haven for ski homes. “Aside from the obvious—some of the best skiing in the world—many of the locations [out west] are somewhat intimate so you can get to know the area and the people,” said Jonathan J. Miller, president and CEO of Miller Samuel Inc., a real estate appraising firm in New York, who compiles a market report for Aspen.
“Buyers are attracted to the combination of high-quality skiing, year-round use, and active downtown areas,” Mr. Miller said...Read More
Banff in Alberta, Canada, entices skiers with three easy-to-acess mountains set within a stunning national park and, as a bonus, it’s an easy flight to Calgary from many major U.S. cities.
But skiers intent on tackling something really big should consider the Western coast of Canada, home to Whistler and Blackcomb—North America’s largest ski resort...Read More
The French Alps have long been a favorite among British buyers. They’re easily accessible from Britain, are home to the world’s largest ski area—known as the Three Valleys—and are more affordable than Switzerland. But concerns about Brexit have made would-be second-home buyers hesitant about purchasing in France, and some holiday homeowners are choosing to sell their chalets because the euro is strong, according to agents.
Meanwhile, the Swiss market is seeing an increase in British buyers, who are wary of buying in places with the euro due to the upcoming Brexit, said Simon Malster, from Investors in Property.
“The strength of the Swiss franc is legendary and buyers are seeing it as a solid currency to invest in,” he said...Read More
Perhaps no ski resorts offer a more stunning stage from which to plunge than those in Chile and Argentina, thanks to the backdrop of the Andes, which contain active volcanoes, ice fields and the highest peaks in the Western Hemisphere.
“The Andes really define those countries,” said John Clary Davies, editor at Powder magazine, a publication for core skiers.
But the allure of the mountains has not yet attracted much real-estate development around ski areas. What makes skiing here otherworldly—dramatic vertical drops, virgin land, sweeping views—also presents challenges. Resorts are remote, accessed by long and winding roads (or by helicopters for the affluent and adventurous), and infrastructure in many places is outdated. Even the most famous ski areas—Portillo in Chile and Las Leñas in Argentina—don’t measure up to international standards...Read More