Whether it’s an infinity pool with endless ocean views, a tranquil Zen garden or a warm, invigorating sauna, sometimes we all need a place to go when we’re looking for serenity. Discover exclusive homes from around the world with their own built-in relaxing retreats.
Texas – Located in Barton Creek this unique five-bedroom, two-story stucco home boasts an oversized backyard, four-car garage and a beautiful open floor plan. This elegant home is built with extraordinary quality throughout and features a first floor master suite, gourmet kitchen and a full size office. The pool area, spa and outdoor kitchen is perfect for family fun and entertaining.
St. Martin – The open floor plan on this home’s main level showcases captivating 180-degree views, opening out through large glass sliding doors to a covered terrace with Spanish mosaic lined infinity-edge pool. The exterior also features a dining area with an unrivaled ocean backdrop and day beds for sun lounging.
Belgium – Designed by architect Marc Corbiau, this home features expertly manicured grounds that include Zen and Rose gardens and beautiful lawn running along the reception rooms. The house covers 1600 square-meters and includes an en suite master bedroom, an en suite guest bedroom, two en suite children’s rooms and a studio flat. The reception area includes a sitting room with fireplace, a library with fireplace and a large dining room. The home also features a study, a large family room opening onto a vast terrace with barbecue, ideal for entertaining, as well as a home cinema complete with theater-style popcorn machine.
Rhode Island – A meandering country driveway threads through grazing fields and opens to a gracious, historic equestrian estate. This tremendous compound offers acres of bucolic riverfront that spill out down the hill as horse and milking barns, two garages, a private pond, granite foundation, 15-acres of grazing, a three story staircase reminiscent of Gone with The Wind and a gourmet kitchen only begin to unveil the wonders of this peaceful sanctuary.
Australia – Positioned on the sparkling shores of Pittwater, “Bangalla” offers a private sandy beach, two deep-water jetties with mooring for a 60-foot yacht directly in front of the property, plus a boathouse designed for a relaxing waterfront experience. The original sandstone residence was master built a century ago and sympathetically redesigned to create a sublime haven of elegance and comfort. Significant casement windows, beamed ceilings, rich hardwood floors and a striking sandstone fireplace establish the theme that carries through the residence.