From the Southampton’s in New York to Geneva in Switzerland – take a look inside some of the most expensive real estate on the market today.
5. Chateau in Brittany
Details: 7 bedrooms – 24,757 sq ft – 98.9 acres
Over the last 20 years, extensive restoration and renovation have bought this 15th-century castle into the 21st century. From the moment you walk into the foyer and gaze up at the open-air glass roof, you can appreciate the artisans’ contemporary touches that still respect and shine light onto the structure’s antiquity, beautifully showcasing it in all its glory.
All the reception rooms on the main level feature stone fireplaces and large windows that overlook River Aven and your very own private parkland gardens.
A spiral staircase leads to an elegant wood-panelled library and office with custome furniture, a formal dining room and a dream kitchen by La Cornue.
Despite its medieval appearance, you will be delighted to discover modern smart-home technology, geothermal subfloor heating and innumerable luxury fittings and fixtures throughout.
The offerings of this property stretch much further than just the main building with its own chapel, monk tower, reception hall, honey shed, boathouse, workshop, caretakers house, employee’s lodge, guest house and natural granite swimming pool all situated on the property. This is a castle ready for its modern-day prince and princess.
4. Lyford Cay Beachfront Estate
Details: 14 bedrooms, 15 full bathrooms – 15,000 sq ft interior – 3.4 acres
The ultimate luxury sea change. This Lyford Cay Beachfront Estateoccupies 361 feet of private beachfront access to Clifton Bay in the Bahamas. Originally purchased in the 1970s by legendary sportsman Henryk de Kwiatkowski, Lyford Cay was created to become the jewel of his real estate holdings.
The fit-out has been curated by the famed interior designer, Sister Parish who has embellished the homes large living room with a marble fireplace, dining room fit for 30 guests, a gourmet kitchen, and numerous entertaining and recreational areas. Today nothing compares to this magnificent abode, providing the finest traditions of island living enhanced by its proximity to world-class clubs such as the Lyford Cay Club, Old Fort Bay and Albany.
3. The Harbour View Property
Location: Sentosa, Singapore
Details: 6 bedrooms – 7 full bathrooms – 12500 sq ft
Designed by renowned SCDA architects The Harbour View Propertyis a 2-story seaside home that enjoys the prime position on the northern end of Sentosa Cove in Singapore. It overlooks the ocean towards the soon-to-be Greater Southern Waterfront of Singapore’s mainland.
Created with two wings, the East Wing accommodates the main living areas while the West Wing is dedicated to an extensive home office and several entertainment areas.
2. A Home Fit For A King or Queen
Location: Geneva, Switzerland
Details: bedrooms – 8 full bathrooms – 16,145 sq ft interior – 50 hectares
This Private Estate in Geneva, Switzerlandis steeped in tradition, housing noble families and Italian royalty since 1625. The estate’s character features encapsulate its regal history with 8 bedrooms, 8 accompanying full bathrooms, multiple reception rooms, and all the amenities you would expect in an estate of this size. The long-established french gardens set the scene of peace and privacy. It’s 24-metre long swimming pool, bordered by its large entertaining terrace, creates the space for the idyllic European art of relaxation we all aspire to have.
1. Jule Pond Drive
Location: Southampton, New York
Details: 12 bedrooms, 12 full bathrooms – 20,000 sq ftinterior – 42 acers
Rounding out at the top for listed price properties, this 42-acre compound offers the largest ocean frontage in the Hamptons, spanning nearly a quarter of a mile. With this prime frontage, you also gain additional uninterrupted solitude with neighbouring protected and preserved land.
Built-in 1957, there are still original details preserved from the Ford family estate including distinctive ceilings, Italian marble fireplaces, imported French parquet floors and select antique hardware from a European chateau.
This residence offers the best of both worlds with its historic charm and elegance paired with modern amenities such as the newly constructed and renovated gourmet kitchen. This is resort-style living with private beach access, pool & spa, fitness centre, wet bar and more.