Today, high-net-worth homebuyers paying eight- and nine-figure prices for estates and trophy properties covet luxury amenities to elevate their lifestyle and personal brand. Here are several fine offerings for that discerning buyer.
Beverly Hills, California: Art as Architecture
This new contemporary Beverly Hills estate in Benedict Canyon offered at $10,750,000 is the latest timeless offering from coveted Los Angeles developer Viewpoint Collection. Its art meets architecture at the 6,500-square-foot home. The striking modern exterior of cast concrete and stucco flows seamlessly to custom-crafted interiors of wood and stone. Expansive sliding glass walls define the indoor-outdoor Southern California lifestyle. A Parisian plaster fireplace scales an entire wall as the centerpiece for a two-story great room encompassing the main living and dining areas.
The primary suite with a separate private entrance boasts 1,500 square feet of covered balcony space fitted with a wet bar, fireplace and entertainment area. The oversized infinity-edge pool sun-shelf and spa create the perfect place for lounging. Beneath the pool is a built-out multi-purpose living space with a separate entrance and address. A kitchenette and steam room hide behind travertine-clad caissons. The electric vehicle charging station within the garage is a must-have amenity today.
Montecito, California: The Ultimate Sanctuary
For the buyers fortunate enough to call this Montecito estate home, they will be hard-pressed to leave. This Mediterranean-inspired 13,599 square foot property built in 2005 has endless ocean and mountain views. Set on two-plus flat acres, there is a professional-style gym, craft cocktail bar, full guest house, swimming pool, home theatre and gaming lounge. Artisan-crafted interiors are the perfect setting for guests, whether at intimate dinners or expansive celebratory events.
In addition, this self-sufficient estate allows one to get away from it all; off-the-grid perks include a solar generator, private well, secret gardens, chicken coops, citrus orchards, organic vegetable bed and greywater irrigation system. This green luxury lifestyle, offered at $33,500,000, brings new meaning to living off the grid.
Austin, Texas: A Designer Jewel Box
Perfectly set on 150 acres in an enclave of only 17 homes, this secluded property priced at $12.25 million is a true jewel box. Offered furnished, the two-bedroom three-bath home is 5,419 square feet of thoughtfully designed interiors. The home’s walls of glass are surrounded by gardens, including one filled with European tea roses. An edgeless pool looks to the hillside for sunsets.
Noted designer Fern Santini created the French Moderne-inspired interiors, which feature custom-painted silk wall coverings that complement the home’s neoclassical architecture. A home automation Savant system creates ambiance inside and out with personalized lighting and musical themes. A two-level seven-car auto gallery has porcelain tile flooring with three electric-vehicle charging stations.
Ontario, Canada: Six-Acre Pristine Lakefront Estate
Located on Roches Point, the Victorian-style Beechcroft estate on six acres and 500 feet of lakefront on Lake Simcoe is a premier property. This 1860-built residence, considered a national historic site, is currently listed for about $14.4 million (CAD 18,000,000). There is a sandy beach and the largest permanent dock on the lake. This is a multi-generational estate for making memories.
Landscape architect Frederick Law Olmsted, who designed Central Park, designed the manicured English-style gardens as well. Outdoor activities abound with a boathouse, tennis courts, basketball and putting green.
San Miguel de Allende, Guanajuato, Mexico: Casa Tres Cervezas
On the market for $6.25 million, Casa Tres Cervezas is one of San Miguel de Allende’s unique properties. Its location on a quiet cobblestone street only two blocks off the city’s central plaza adds to the desirability factor. With a perfect year-round climate, premier outdoor living distinguishes this nine-bedroom, nine-bathroom colonial-style property with several courtyards and fountains.
One courtyard features a large-heated swimming pool, a walk-out yoga studio and a spa. The hand-carved Cantera stone walls enclose this special space and a must-be-seen rooftop top deck has an outdoor kitchen with wonderful views of San Miguel de Allende’s world-famous Parroquia.
Staying at home never looked so good with top-shelf amenities that high-net-worth homebuyers want.
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