Razor Bluff: A Luxurious Hillside Hideaway Fit for a Supervillain with Swagger

first_img The Opus OP15′ Is a Tricked-Out, Off-Road-Ready Travel Trailer The Razor House 1 of 7 The Razor House Editors’ Recommendations Next The Razor House The Razor House This All-Black Cabin is Like a Pair of Binoculars Taking in the Canadian Wilderness For Sale: A Treehouse in the Suburbs Designed by John Lautner center_img Desert Wing’s Sharp Angles Bring Drama to the Desert With so much space, Razor Bluff has all of the luxury amenities we could ever want in our evil villain lair, and some we never even thought of. Along with the 5,100 cubic feet infinity pool, the mansion also includes an underground four-car garage, a glass elevator, movie theater, gym with steam room, rooftop spa, and a library that features a custom Ralph Lauren glass and stainless steel pool table. The home is fully automated and controlled via iPad, allowing you to adjust everything from window shades to music.Razor Bluff also includes the standard rooms you find in any home, but they are all over-the-top luxurious befitting a hillside abode in La Jolla. There are two separate master suites, each with spa-like bathrooms, two guest bedrooms, four full bathrooms, and two half baths. The kitchen is a gourmet chef’s dream, complete with top-of-the-line appliances including four ovens, because why not?At $30 million dollars, Razor Bluff is unobtainable for the average buyer, but it’s still fun to imagine what life as a wealthy supervillain could be like.Want to get a glimpse of more homes perfect for the dastardly villain in all of us? Check out the home of Oakley founder James Jannard. Live Out Your Westworld Dreams at Casteel Creek Retreat Wallace E. Cunningham, Inc. Wallace E. Cunningham, Inc. The Razor House Previous Gone are the days of dark underground hideaways. Today’s modern villain has sophistication and style. These ne’er-do-wells now have options like Razor Bluff – a 10,000 square foot maze of concrete and glass that is the perfect spot for plotting world domination … or just taking in the stunning California sunsets.Razor Bluff, located in the hills of La Jolla, is the creation of famed American architect Wallace E. Cunningham. Known for designing opulent homes with unique forms, Cunningham is a master of turning concrete into fluid, bright, and airy structures. His homes open up to the outside to create a strong connection to nature and often the home’s building site dictates the design. Such is the case with Razor Bluff.The Razor HouseThe most important element in the creation of Razor Bluff was capturing the sweeping views of the Pacific Ocean. The sloping site presented a unique challenge as well. In order to build Razor Bluff, Cunningham had to listen to the land. He created a home that rose up from the land, while also flowing along the hillside. Razor Bluff is a stunning example of the beauty of concrete and glass. The white polished finish of the concrete adds a feeling of luxury, while the walls of glass keep the home bright and open. All of the rooms overlook the water, allowing for stunning sunset views from anywhere inside the property. Unique forms were used throughout, from a circular, glass-enclosed sitting room, to an oval bedroom anchored by a massive fireplace, to the angular infinity pool that appears to pour into the Pacific. The layout of Razor Bluff flows like water, leading visitors around corners and into increasingly stunning spaces.last_img read more

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Indians unaccounted wealth abroad estimated at Rs 216 billion490 billion

first_imgNew Delhi: Unaccounted wealth outside the country held by Indians was estimated in the range of $216.48 billion to $490 billion over various periods between 1980 and 2010, according to three separate studies conducted by three premier institutes — NIPFP, NCAER and NIFM. The studies conducted by the three institutes have found that the sectors where unaccounted income is found to be the highest included real estate, mining, pharmaceuticals, pan masala, gutkha, tobacco, bullion, commodity, film, and education, said a report of the standing committee on finance tabled in the Lok Sabha Monday. Also Read – Maruti cuts production for 8th straight month in SepThere are no reliable estimates of black money generation or accumulation, neither is there an accurate well-accepted methodology for making such estimation, according to the committee’s report, titled ‘Status of Unaccounted Income/Wealth Both Inside and Outside the Country – A Critical Analysis’. “All estimates depend upon the underlying assumptions made and the sophistication of adjustments incorporated. “Among the estimates made so far, there is no uniformity, or consensus about the best methodology or approach to be used for this purpose,” it said. Also Read – Ensure strict implementation on ban of import of e-cigarettes: revenue to CustomsAs per the report, the National Council of Applied Economic Research (NCAER) study said unaccounted wealth accumulated outside India is estimated to exist between $384 billion and $490 billion during the 1980-2010 period. The National Institute of Financial Management (NIFM) said results of estimation suggest that total illicit outflow at the current value (including opportunity cost) from India in the reform period (1990-2008) stands at Rs 9,41,837 crore ($216.48 billion). Illicit outflows from the country are estimated on an average at 10 per cent of the estimated unaccounted income. The National Institute of Public Policy and Finance (NIPFP) said that during 1997-2009, illicit financial outflows have been in the range of 0.2 per cent to 7.4 per cent of gross domestic product (GDP). In March 2011, NIPFP, NCAER and NIFM were asked by the finance ministry to conduct studies to assess and survey unaccounted income and wealth both inside and outside the country. “It appears that the reliable estimation of unaccounted income and wealth inside and outside the country is a difficult task, this inference is validated by the widely varying estimates of the unaccounted income arrived at by these three institutes. “The Chief Economic Adviser has opined that there is no scope for arriving at a common estimate of unaccounted income by combining estimates from the three reports (studies),” the parliamentary panel’s report said. The panel, headed by M Veerappa Moily, had submitted its report to the Lok Sabha Speaker on March 28, well before the dissolution of the 16th Lok Sabha. Following the general elections, 17th Lok Sabha has been constituted. The committee also noted that as only a “limited number of stakeholders” could be examined by it, owing to the paucity of time, “this report might be considered as a preliminary report”, pending examination of other witnesses including non-official witnesses or experts on the subject and after evidence replies of the finance ministry which are awaited. “In the meantime, the Committee would expect the Ministry of Finance (Department of Revenue) to continue their efforts with greater vigour to unearth and bring to book unaccounted income/wealth both within and outside the country including follow-up action on the seven reports of the special investigation team (SIT) constituted on black money as well as the three study reports on estimation of unaccounted money,” it said. The committee, the report added, would thus expect more fruitful outcomes on this count, both in terms of much wider tax base as well as actual tax yield. In the context, it also desires that the long-delayed direct tax code should also be finalised at the earliest and reintroduced in Parliament with a view to simplify and rationalise the direct tax laws in the country.last_img read more

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