Located in gorgeous Ilhabela, Portuguese for “beautiful island,” this exquisite and tranquil residence was designed by renowned architect Marcio Kogan. Hidden in the clearing of a tropical forest, the garden of this stunning locale has space devoted to contemplation. Inspired by a desire to relax and meditate in nature, the owners worked with a famous Brazilian architecture studio to create this masterpiece to allow a closeness with the environment. This incredible setting boasts a dazzling space around the pool with palm trees and a view to the ocean that is absolutely breathtaking. Continue reading to view additional images.
Ideally located at the gates of the centre of Saint Tropez, this beautiful property is situated on a lovely landscaped land of 2300 m² facing the sea in front of the Baie des Canoubiers. On the first floor amenities include a dining room opening onto a terrace, kitchen and three bedrooms. On the ground level there are three additional bedrooms opening onto the swimming pool. The property also features a pool house and car park for four cars. Continue reading to view additional images.
An elegant Country Estate in Montuiri. This newly constructed stone-faced country home is peacefully situated in the enchanting countryside of Montuiri and enjoys splendid panoramic countryside views. Built to the highest of standards, using top quality materials in combination with traditional elements. Its interior comprises a large entrance reception room, with access to a guestroom and bathromm, also direct access to the ample living room with open fireplace and access to a pleasant country kitchen with dining area and a fire place, and the utility and working kitchen next door. The grounds with beautiful landscaped gardens, a separate pool house with sauna, shower and seperate WC, a wonderful pool of 78 m2, it also boasts a large variety in fruit trees such as figs, plums, almonds, oranges and lemons. From all angles of the residence the impressive panoramic views of the valley and village of Montuiri as far as the Tramuntana mountains can be enjoyed. Continue reading to view additional images.
Dating back to the 12th century, this incredible estate is the embodiment of Europe’s rich and diverse heritage. Folklore suggests that Richard the Lionheart stored the spoils of war in the vaults beneath the castle, which may once have doubled up as dungeons. Today, all four levels of the chateau are far more inviting, with lavish entertaining space including two sublime salons with dramatic windows, stone fireplaces and oak flooring; two dining rooms; a great hall; and a vestry.
The entire 9,690 sq ft interior has been exquistely restored to designs by a prestigous French architect and includes five spacious bedrooms and four full baths. Further lodgings are provided by a guesthouse, two guest apartments and a large atelier. Surrounded by 125 acres of private woods, orchards and meadows, this romantic retreat also boasts a beautiful lake for secluded swimming and boating. Continue reading to view additional images.
Rare opportunity on 60 feet (double lot) of prime beach frontage in the exclusive guard gated community of Malibu Colony. This charming beach house is one of seven properties on the beach in Malibu Colony to have a pool and spa. Detached guest house lagoon style pool large grassy courtyard complete this beach cottage. Tons of deck space for beachside lounging make this the epitome of Malibu living. Within walking distance to the best shopping and restaurants Malibu has to offer. Continue reading to view additional images.
Paul Mellon, heir to one of America’s great banking fortunes, and his wife, Bunny Mellon, built this extraordinarily beautiful 40’ wide townhouse on a fabled Upper East Side block in 1965. This iconic townhouse, designed in the neoFrench classic style and evoking the charm of the French countryside in the middle of Manhattan, reflected the passions of its owners. Paul Mellon curated his art collection in the library overlooking the exquisite garden with reflecting pool and gazebo, where Bunny Mellon, designer of the White House Rose Garden and friend to Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis, indulged her love of gardening. The high-ceilinged drawing room and dining room lead to a spectacular terrace, the center of celebratory parties. The townhouse has 5-8 bedrooms, with flexibility for guests, and staff, eight baths, chef’s kitchen, wine room and elevator. Most rare, however, the house has three exposures, affording brilliant sunlight into some of the most beautiful rooms on the Upper East Side. Continue reading to view additional images of the property.
Designer-built and published in Architectural Digest, this 18th-century-style French pavilion on 2.7 +/- acres features hand-cut limestone shipped from Provence specifically for this five-bedroom residence. A tree-lined drive provides the approach to the entry through which the rear limestone terrace and pool can be seen. Continue reading to view additional images.
A delightful freehold family house arranged over primarily three floors with an excellent arrangement of both reception rooms and bedrooms. The property is in excellent condition and is well located on the eastern side of Chelsea Park Gardens overlooking a private garden and enjoying the benefit of its own off street parking. Continue reading to view additional images.
Considered “The most beautiful property in Lucca,” Villa Massei, in the hamlet of Massa Macinaia, sits on 21 hectares of land, including farmland, olive groves and pinewood. While featuring all of the elements of a country estate, including privacy, it is only 8 Km away from the ancient walls of Lucca, and 4 Km from the highway A12 (Forte dei Marmi is 25 minutes drive and Florence 50). Built originally in the 16th century as a hunting lodge for the counts Sinibaldi, the estate consists of three units: the villa, the guesthouse, and a custodian residence. In addition to this, the Villa’s backyard hosts a 16th century grotto complete with antique stone masks spewing water through five separate fountains. The private swimming pool, 16 x 6 Meters, near the guesthouse, is surrounded by a flowery Mediterrenean-style garden. Continue reading to view additional images.
This Artist’s Retreat located in picturesque Bolinas, California, is a private residence that features eclectically modern interiors. California-based interior designer Catherine MacFee created the earthy but chic look featuring a mixture of antique, contemporary and rustic furnishings. Continue reading to view additional images of the property.