Only a short distance from this charming Provencal village, “Valbonne” is a wonderful stone-built villa. Comprising a total of eight bedrooms, it enjoys lovely countryside views across nearly four acres of landscaped gardens. Fruit trees, lawns, a multitude of Mediterranean flowering shrubs, and 300 olive oil-producing olive trees adorn the grounds. Next to the superb swimming pool there is the fully-equipped pool house with sauna, a two-bedroom guest house, a chapel, and an ancient, charming guest cottage, which provides additional accommodation. On the grounds are the independent staff cottage, a garage, a carport, and numerous parking areas. The gardens are watered by spring water wells. The land affords the possibility of constructing four additional houses. Price is available upon request.
Located five miles north of the town of Los Olivos, “Sycamore Valley Ranch,” formerly known as “Neverland Ranch,” is the ultimate ranch retreat and gated estate of approximately 2,698 acres. The main residence of approximately 12,598 square feet offers six bedrooms, including a large first floor master suite with a private loft and two master baths. The home was designed by Robert Altevers for William Bone in a French Normandy-style and meticulously crafted to perfection in 1982. The home is nestled between extensively landscaped gardens and a four-acre lake complete with a waterfall, incredible pastoral views to the south, and majestic mountain views to the north. An expansive covered outdoor barbecue area is perfect for entertaining and is located adjacent to the inviting pool, nearby pool house, and tennis court. There are multiple structures on the property, including three separate guest homes, a 5,500-square-foot movie theater with stage, several barns, animal shelter facilities, corrals, and a maintenance shop. This famous estate is currently available for $100,000,000.
Set in the most superlative location in Malibu, over six-and-a-half acres overlooking unobstructed views of the Pacific Ocean, “La Villa Contenta” is one of the most magnificent residential compounds in the United States. Gated for the utmost privacy and surrounded by exquisitely landscaped gardens, the estate is comprised of a grand main house, extravagant guest house, office structure, and spectacularly ornate ballroom with indoor pool. Epitomizing the finest in architectural integrity, quality construction, and imported designer details, this world-class residence was created for an unusually discerning owner who seeks the pinnacle of ultra-luxurious living. La Villa Contenta is on the market for $60,000,000.
Listed on the National Register of Historic Places, the “Castle” is an impressive red brick residence with a tower. Having been exactingly restored from the ground up, it now comes with a newly-restored pool house, three-bedroom main house, and a wonderful heated gunite pool. The master bedroom, located in the turret, includes a beautiful free-standing soaking tub. Two bedroom suites occupy the lower level. Located on approximately 43 acres of land, the Castle is set in the heart of Southampton Village in New York and is easily accessible to shopping areas, restaurants, and beaches. The lavish landscaping maximizes privacy. A list of restoration details is available for this home, which is available for $ 3,900,000.
This stunning estate of approximately 5,854 square feet sits on a manicured acre lot. Representing the best of both worlds, the home features striking newer construction paired with an incredible old-world charm. The owner, a well-respected, local designer, personally sourced many of the property’s details from Europe, creating an environment that is remarkably elegant, while still remaining warm and inviting. Hickory floors, frieze molding, and intricate wall and ceiling treatments mingle with chandeliers, antique doors, and marble mantelpieces imported from France to create a wonderfully sophisticated environment. The interior includes formal living and dining rooms, four fireplaces, a wine cellar, and a sumptuous kitchen. A family room opens to a columned loggia, while a gorgeous master suite awaits upstairs. The grounds include water-conserving landscaping, while a breezeway connects to a three-car garage and a spacious studio. This home features easy access to Holbrook-Palmer Park and excellent schools like Menlo School, Encinal Elementary, Hillview Middle, and Menlo-Atherton High. The estate is going for $7,988,000.