Undoubtedly one of the most sought after properties in St. Martin, “Mes Amis” sits high on the Falaise des Oiseaux; a superb cliff side location with astounding views of the ocean, the surrounding coastline and the island of Anguilla. This magnificent home is built on nearly 5 acres of beautiful coastline.
From a California home on two peninsulas to a contemporary villa in Cannes this month’s collection of exceptional properties for sale feature homes from some of the world’s finest locales.
California— Known as “Twin Points,” this Laguna Beach property is made up of nearly 2 acres and is bookended by two sandy beaches, Crescent Bay and Shaws Cove. The property has views of Catalina Island and the coastline and includes a three bedroom, three bathroom home and gust home. According to the Wall Street Journal, the former owner’s great-grandmother built a sea wall on the beach in the cove to create a saltwater swimming pool that fills with water at high tide. Such structures can no longer be built, so they are very rare.
France—This modern villa faces south to enjoy stunning sea views. With lines resolutely contemporary, it benefits from upscale amenities and top of the range services, providing the latest technology of home automation. The home also has a heated infinity mirror pool, two pool houses, outdoor fireplace and summer kitchen.
Canada— The home known as The Integral House—A house that changed the cultural landscape of a city. The finest craftspeople from around the globe collaborated to create this iconic dwelling using the best materials imaginable to create a work of art. Imagined around the concert hall, Integral House is all about entertaining. The home has a heated drive and indoor exercise pool and spa complex as some of its amenities.
Dubai—This Emirates Hills home is beautifully positioned offering uninterrupted views of the Emirates golf course and the Dubai Marina skyline beyond. The villa offers a unique, contemporary design fused with traditional architraves and is designed with family living in mind. The seven bedroom home has two mirror image full height aquariums, a bespoke built study, fully equipped professional kitchen, wine room, and gym among its amenities.
St. Patrick’s Day is upon us and we’re featuring houses with the perfect touch of green in spirit of the holiday.
This 1720 stone bank house sits on a sprawling verdant field in New Jersey. Green is incorporated throughout the home from the landscaping, to the shutters and additional décor within the home. The romantic main house was expanded for better functionality, modern entertaining and more luxurious accommodations, but the original 18th century structure has its own impressive features and plenty of authentic charm. The home also features a tennis court, pool and a caretaker’s cottage.
This Atlanta home has high ceilings, a large, light-filled open floor plan and best of all, green accents are found throughout—from the wall color, to the shutters and even the doors. The seven bedroom home is charming while elegant and a true entertaining home for all seasons.
This ultra-modern villa in Herzliya Pituach, Israel has unmatched views of the Mediterranean Sea. The six bedroom, eight bathroom bath home has many lavishes finishes including Versace inlays and 24 carat gold tiles in the master bath that also features a shower with mosaic tile, complete with many different shades of green. The spectacular double lot offers unparalleled scale with spacious rolling lawns, large pool and spa, and several entertaining enclaves.
Appropriately named Sweet Pea for its green color, this cottage in the Bahamas has a private dock with entertaining space that looks out onto the Brigantine Bay canal. The four bedroom home has stylish interior spaces are complemented with richly toned hardwood and marble tiled floors and state of the art appliances.
Out with old and in with the new; for many years, styles emanating from Europe have dictated design worldwide. While some trends show that modernizing older styles or finding sophistication and comfort in historically inviting properties is on the rise, architects and designers continue to push the envelope in European countries.With unique shapes, lots of 90-degree angles, energy efficiency, and monochrome color palettes, the modern style is an intriguing look into what the future of home design may bring. Explore the homes below that exhibit the one-of-a-kind design facets that make modern architecture so captivating.
In the Vivier d’Oie quarter of Brussels, this five-bedroom, five-bathroom villa is a quintessential modern home. Complete with low-energy amenities, under floor heating, and sharp cubic design, this contemporary property offers “Modern Living 101” for the uninitiated. With enormous glass walls, high ceilings, and minimalistic design cues, this Belgian home is exquisite.
While offering an elegant panoramic view from the terrace on the outside, this Parisian duplex apartment eloquently spins modern living in France. The prominently featured steel and wood spiral staircase, glass fixtures, large windows, and monochromatic color palette are all inherently modern. Minimalistic furnishings and the use open space complete picturesque modern European living.
With completely custom design, nature’s soaring mountains cradle this inviting take on modern style. Uniquely crafted design blends minimalist and modern luxuries with panoramic views making this unforgettable home an escape nestled in the Mont Blanc.
This prestigious property is characterized by a pure and minimalist modern design, cutting-edge technology, and a spectacular view of the Lake of Varese. A wholly unique iron and glass staircase leads to the first floor from the open space ground floor entrance. Geothermal, solar and seasonal air-conditioning with winter heating and summer cooling, centralized vacuum cleaner, automatic motorized blinds, and rainwater recycling for irrigation are among the energy efficient amenities offered by this captivating home.
From the magnolia lined streets of Charleston, South Carolina to the rocky shores of the Italian Riviera, explore homes we’ve collected in some of the world’s most romantic places as we approach the holiday of love, Valentine’s Day.
Charleston, South Carolina
According to Fodor’s, Charleston’s pristine gardens, historic ambiance, and laid-back Southern charm make it an ideal romantic getaway. The Jacob Mott House, a distinguished 18th Century masonry home in the heart of downtown Charleston is a true historical gem. Located South of Broad, this early Georgian 3 1/2 story masonry single house was built by Jacob Motte, who was a Huguenot and Royal Treasurer of the Province. Considered historically important to the city, this well-appointed historic treasure offers gracious rooms, two prominent piazzas which provide beautiful vistas of St. Michaels, Charleston’s oldest church. Located in the perfect downtown location for a romantic stroll among historic homes and lush gardens.
Overlooking the sea on the Levante Italian Riviera between Santa Margherita and San Michele di Pagana, this villa boasts a luxurious oasis of peace and tranquility. The property covers approximately 2500 square meters of terraced land cultivated as a garden with illuminated plants and a panoramic swimming pool with beautiful views of the sea. From climbing the Cinque Terre trails, exploring the harbor villages and exploring endless vineyards, romance is abounding in the Italian Riviera.
Turquoise waters, endless mountain views, white sandy beaches and authentic Mediterranean food, there’s no question that The Greek Isles are a favorite for romance seekers. Villa Hypatia in Mykonos sits on a cliff facing the west to take in the most spectacular sunsets. With ample lounging areas, infinity pool and striking ocean views, romance will never be far away.
The City of Lights is synonymous with romance. Whether it’s a romantic photo in front of the Eiffel Tower or a stroll along the Seine, Paris is for lovers. This penthouse that sits atop a high standing Art Deco building built by Roux-Spitz, offers a breathtaking view of Paris and its monuments including the Grand Palais, Sacré Coeur and the Eiffel Tower. A raised terrace above the apartment features 360 degree views of the city below.
This Gulf to Bay Estate provides the perfect outdoor sanctuary. Lifestyle and privacy are the focus of this exquisite 5 bedroom, 5.5 bath main house with pool. The home also features a quaint guest house, deep water dock with lift and sits on land that has been declared a wildlife sanctuary.
From a stunning beachfront home in the Cayman Islands to an exclusive penthouse apartment in Tel Aviv, this month’s collection of exceptional properties for sale showcases exquisite lifestyles from around the globe.
Cayman Islands— Castillo Caribe is a stunning beachfront home offering every luxury for modern day life with all the lifestyle options one would expect from the Cayman Islands and the Caribbean. This eight bedroom home sits on the water with amenities including an outdoor pool, grotto, spa facilities, home gym, media room and wine cellar.
New York—This superb residence presents a rare opportunity to have a private Fifth Avenue address (888 Fifth Avenue) and dedicated entry along with an entrance from the lobby of one of New York’s finest Rosario Candela cooperatives (2 East 70th Street). This unique duplex home offers townhouse living, impeccable service and extraordinary views of Central Park and the Frick Gardens from all rooms. Meticulously restored by renowned architect Peter Pennoyer, the highest quality workmanship and custom detail make this home a true masterpiece.
Nevada— The Rameses Estate at The Enclave sits on the most prestigious street in Las Vegas. This exquisite neoclassical home took more than five years to remodel and to rebuild. The ceilings, walls, doors, fixtures, chandeliers, fabrics, windows, fireplaces, lighting and electronics were hand-selected and crafted to complement the design. Built to the most exacting standards and exemplifying graceful and symmetrical design, this singular estate comprises a main residence of over 13,000-square-foot with six bedroom suites and nine bathrooms, as well as a private office, screening room, billiard room, art room and four car garage.
Israel—Soaring 492 feet above the White City, Tel Aviv, the Rothschild Summit Penthouse is a 6,520 square foot exclusive duplex apartment located on the 41st and 42nd floors in one of the most luxurious and unpretentious luxury towers in Israel, created by the legendary Prizker-winning architect, Richard Meier. This exquisite three bedroom penthouse provides its residents with breathtaking urban and sea views and represents Richard Meier’s timeless classical designs. The buildings amenities include a private elevator, 24/7 concierge services, spa facilities, a gym, lavish lounge, and a semi Olympic swimming pool.
This newly completed villa sits on the water in Grace Bay. Nestled into a unique sunset-facing sandy cove, the villa was thoughtfully designed to take full advantage of one of the most idyllic beachfront sites in the Turks and Caicos Islands.
Located on an oceanfront street in the world renowned La Jolla Village, this penthouse enjoys sweeping ocean views. Vanishing glass pocket doors open to oversized entertaining balcony with fireplace, fit for entertaining, relaxation and experiencing colorful sunsets.
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10. Ibiza, Spain
Located in an easily accessible yet ultimately private location, this southeast facing mansion sits on the coastline with its own sea access and old light house. Exuding elegance and casual luxury, the main house has accommodation for 22 people, two separate guest houses for 14 guests and a staff house with 4 bedrooms, a unique infinity pool, spacious salons, various sea-oriented entertaining areas, a tennis court and luscious gardens.
9. Telluride, Colorado
Nestled deep within the rarest assemblage of rolling meadows and mature forest just 12 minutes from the historic resort town of Telluride, Colorado, this property offers the ultimate retreat for those seeking privacy, scenic beauty and serenity. A warm and inviting main house and story-book guest house are situated upon a rise overlooking the regions towering 14,000-foot peaks. The property’s vast acreage is threaded by a private trail system providing gated access into tens of thousands of acres of surrounding National Forest.
8. Cape Town, South Africa
Located in the heart of the unique enclave of Lions Head Nature Reserve in Cape Town South Africa, lies a Villa so spectacular in contemporary design, it is a true architectural feat. High above the cityscape this exquisite Villa enjoys unobstructed, panoramic views of Clifton’s four famous beaches and the expanse of the Atlantic Ocean.
7. Rhineland-Palatinate, Germany
One of Germany’s most beautiful historic properties, Burg Rheineck is located just 30 kilometers south of Bonn, the former capital of Germany. The castle is located on top of a hill overlooking Bad Breisig, known for its thermal springs and the beautiful promenade along the Rhine River. The castle has seen many famous visitors over the centuries including the German emperor Kaiser Wilhelm, Mikhail Gorbachev, John F. Kennedy Jr., Yehudi Menuhin, Alexander von Humboldt and many others.
6. Mallorca, Spain
Located in Son Vida, this unique villa enjoys breathtaking views of the sea, Palma city and its port. The Chameleon Villa boasts extraordinary light effects, consisting of the finest LED technology, which can be programmed to change colors on a whim. Comprised of three buildings, the main house is spread over three floors including a living area, library, TV room, bedroom suites, kitchen and wine cellar. In the second building are swimming pools, fitness and spa area. The third building is the guest house.
5. James Island, Canada
James Island is a 780-acre private island prominently situated within Canada’s famous Gulf Island archipelago. The second largest privately owned island within the Gulf Islands, James Island is as rare as it is unique. Steeped in a rich and documented history, the island has had several lives: from agricultural settlement; to an industrial plant and company town; to its present incarnation as an exclusive retreat and a return to much of its natural state.
4. Olbia-Tempio, Italy
Built by Prince Karim Aga Khan, this waterfront villa on the north shore of Sardinia boasts thirteen bedrooms and its own private beach. The home is situated above the bay of Porto Cervo to capture spectacular views while maintaining privacy with unmatched luxury. Plush couches and poolside lounge areas create comfortable outdoor living spaces for relaxation and entertainment.
3. Hobe Sound, Florida
Luxurious Bahamian-inspired estate designed and custom-built in 2010 by international superstar Celine Dion for her and her family. Located on the exclusive Jupiter Island, this 5.5 acre property with over 415 linear feet on the Atlantic Ocean is being sold turn-key with almost all its contents.
2. Water Mill, New York
Villa Maria is a private and magnificent waterfront estate with stately gardens and glorious views of Mecox Bay. At 22,000 sq. ft., it has 11 bedrooms including a 6-room beautifully appointed master suite, a handmade stone and wrought iron staircase, a 60 foot living room with original fresco details a state of the art kitchen and a wine cellar. All principal rooms are brilliantly sunny and take advantage of the panoramic water views. The outdoor spaces feature a grand 2-story portico and a large stone terrace overlooking the wide lawn and bay. There is a waterside pool, pool cabana, tennis court and a charming two-bedroom guesthouse.
1. Key Largo, Florida
Just ten minutes by helicopter to Miami’s South Beach or by boat to Key Largo, Pumpkin Key is an extraordinary private island totaling 26 acres located in the Florida Keys. Self-sufficient with water and electric from the shore, the island currently features one main home with three bedrooms, two caretaker’s cottages, and a dock master’s apartment. The island also includes a 20-slip marina able to accommodate a mega-yacht, tennis courts that also serve as a helipad and golf cart paths that circle the island.