The concept of luxury is hardly new; ancient Romans designed opulent bathtubs adorned with classical sculpture; the Greeks carved incredible and intricate wood bed frames out of single blocks of tree trunks; and the Chinese labored over delicate porcelain vases and other forms of pottery. Historically, all advanced civilizations have created luxury, best-of-breed items because of the demand from those customers with a discerning eye for quality.

Today, those with the same discerning eye demand a similar, exacting luxury. A home with the finest amenities offers its owner a high degree of comfort and a pride-of-ownership. Great care goes into selecting the finest items for each room of the house in order to create a continuity of theme and style, and a sense of place. The following luxury products, when gathered under one roof, do exactly that:

La Cornue’s Grand Palais 180 kitchen range is the most prestigious range in the manufacturer’s collection and easily one of the best ranges in the world. With an electric and gas oven, four large brass burners, two large hot plates and a stainless steel top, you get a beautiful finished configuration available in sixteen different colors of porcelain enamel. Customized options include additional burners or hot plates, a lava rock, or a teppanyaki grill. ($48,000)

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La Cornue Grand Palais 180 Kitchen Range

THG’s Bagatelle freestanding soaking tubs are awe-inspiring pieces fusing both classic Roman opulence and contemporary design elements. Created by celebrated French designer Olivier Gagnère, the tubs feature a unique geometric shape. Finished in gold trim, they make for a striking centerpiece to any luxury bath environment. (Find a THG dealer)

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THG Bagatelle Bathtub

The Starry Night Sleep Technology Bed by Legget & Platt has such a vast array of features that one could liken it more to a precision machine. It is aware of what you are doing all night long, reading your breathing patterns and body movements and gently adjusting you as necessary. In addition, it has built in temperature controls, a sound system, Internet connectivity and an iPod docking station. ($50,000)

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Starry Night Sleep Technology Bed by Legget & Platt

Bang & Olufsen’s Beovision 4-103 plasma television, at a staggering 103”, provides the ultimate home cinema experience. It possesses too many technical merits to rattle them all off, but rest assured that picture quality will always be at its best with Auto Color Management and Auto Picture Control features. In addition, it has a motorized stand so you can quickly manipulate the angle for the best view. ($140,000)

With one showcase item in each room of the house, you can be certain that no matter where you go, you’ll always be entering into the lap of luxury. And you’ll probably never want to leave.