This gorgeous Vineyard Estate is carefully sited on the edge of a sixty-acre vineyard in Sonoma, California. Designed by Aidlin Darling Design, this monastic 14,000 square foot stone structure establishes a temporal frame of reference for mapping its physical environment. The estate includes the main home, as well as a caretaker’s residence, barn, irrigation center, water storage, outlying garden rooms, sculpture gardens and an orchard. The main house incorporates stacked stone walls organized round a long reflecting pool, and large glass openings that obscure the boundaries between inside and outside.
Photos: John Sutton and Marcus Hanschen
This inspiring dream home, spotted on Skona Hem, is reminiscent of a knight’s castle with consistently beautiful and vibrant limestone floors and walls. The home is owned by advertising agency owner Morten Angelo and his wife, Tina Horsted who were looking for a summer home, far from the job meetings and daily stress in Copenhagen, but still close enough to go there quite often. Their choice fell on Italy, which directed their gaze towards the northwest Piedmont region. The couple ended up further up the “heel”, which is known for its sweet trulli houses from the 15th century.
The beautiful 3,229 square foot Italian estate was restored by interior designer Charlotte Johnson who saw a no-frills dream house with a colorless theme. She built up a history around the place, with a feeling that would be an adventure to come here. The designer added contrast without color, black and white with the only contrasting color for walls and floors by gentle gradation. Furnishings are modern classics from the 1960’s of a kind which fits most contexts, without disturbing.
Only two of the towers on the conical trullihus-ceilings, typical of Alberobello region, is of older date. The rest of the House is newly built.
This majestic estate spotted on Sotheby’s International Realty is located along of the waterfront of beautiful Fort Lauderdale, Florida. Comprised of 17,000 square feet of living space and 31 rooms, attention to detail has been meticulously featured throughout this Mediterranean style home. A grand entryway with voluminous ceilings welcomes you into the home, with quality details of marble, stone and wood floors, crown mouldings and wood beams throughout. An imposing stone fireplace is a main focal point to the spacious grand room that encompasses a main portion of the entertainment center of the home.
The estate features a gourmet kitchen with a breakfast nook, kitchen dining and formal dining area, den/library/office, family room, great room, media room, exercise room, wine cellar/grotto, storage room and utility room/laundry. The master bedroom features a sitting area with a master bathroom encompassing a separate tub and shower, whirlpool/spa. There is also a guest house with two bathrooms, two bedrooms, living room and kitchen. There is an intricate blending of indoor and outdoor living, a resort style 102 foot long pool with a water fall, water slide, in-pool bar and Jacuzzi, Spanish style verandas and gardens, complete with a summer kitchen. The home also boasts 650 feet of water frontage with three docks and incredible intracoastal waterway views.
This fabulous waterfront property is listed for sale at $22,000,000 from here.
Set in the stunning beauty of Bali, COMO Shambhala Estate at Begawan Giri is a destination with your peace and well being in mind. You believe in holistic health and the healing properties of meditation. You are inspired by the Indonesian landscape and its natural forests. Then, you belong at COMO Shambhala Estate at Begawan Giri. Take advantage of this place of beauty to detoxify, meditate, and recharge. The incredible residences and villas display Asian-meets-European decor. Alang-alang roofs shelter hand-carved furniture and Chinese antiques; baths are carved from Sumban stone. Each has a private butler and infinity pool.
Spend your mornings walking along the peaceful riverbank, practicing pilates, or participating in a restorative yoga class. A variety of daytime wellness treatments and cooking demonstrations will keep you occupied between nights relaxing in your private and spacious accommodation. Each suite is different from the next, with subtle shifts in mood, view, and spirit.
Bali is an extraordinarily peaceful destination and you’ll find COMO Shambhala Estate to be the pinnacle of the island’s character. This is truly a fitting place to realize your potential while reflecting on your dreams. All guests are assigned a personal assistant to help ensure a seamless stay.
Rates from this incredible retreat starts at $350 nightly from here.
Nestled in a privileged environment in the province of Cáceres, Spain the aim of Madrid-based firm Abaton Architects was to transform an abandoned stable into a family home through a comprehensive rehabilitation, with respect to the surrounding environment. The architecture firm solved the problems resulting from lack of supplies of electricity and running water through the systems of sustainability. The 3,465 square foot (322 square meters) home was designed with a system of solar panels with accumulators that allow the power supply in summer; settled turbines that exploit the channel of two streams that pass through the estate and that feed electricity to accumulators in winter.
Water can be observed through elements throughout the interior of the property as it flows naturally. The stone found in the surrounding area was used to build the house and the swimming pool. The supporting walls in the interior were replaced by light metal pillars, the haylofts in the upper area were converted into bedrooms, the water through became the fountain that is situated in the interior courtyard of the property and the enormous central lounge that serves different purposes took up the remaining area.
Take a look at the images of the beautiful Extremadura Estate and let us know what you think of this energy efficient home. Visit the website of architecture firm Abaton here.
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We discovered this gorgeous contemporary estate on Christie’s, situated in the idyllic countryside of Campanet, a charming mountain village outside of Mallorca in Spain. The newly constructed residence enjoys unrivalled panoramic views of the surrounding countryside to the sea. The construction of the residence is of an impressive innovative design realized with only top quality materials omitting no luxury and attending to every detail. The interior comprises of an open plan living and dining room and a fully equipped open kitchen with designer details and finishes, all situated on the ground floor and with direct terrace access. Also to be found on this floor is three guest bedrooms all with en-suite bathrooms. The first floor accommodates the grand master suite with walk-in wardrobe, large en-suite bathroom as well as an additional en-suite guest bedroom. The residence also includes a separate outbuilding that could function as guest or staff accommodation. A large mature garden and an exclusive pool area surround the house. From all angels of this extraordinary property the remarkable views can be enjoyed.
This ultra-fabulous home is listed for sale at $9,050,073 here.
We discovered this exclusive and one of a kind mountain property on Sothebyâ€™s, offering all the privacy and seclusion one could hope for in this perfectly designed home in Whistler, British Columbia. With 4,800 square feet and 6 bedrooms and 7 bathrooms, this residence has been built with every detail in mind. Set on one acre of meticulously landscaped grounds and surrounded by five acres of lush parkland this property really is like no other. Gated and removed from the outside world this estate is just minutes from the base of both Whistler and Blackcomb Mountains. With a matching guest house, guest suite and all the outdoor living space one could ask for, this home will fulfill all of your entertaining needs.
This exclusive property is listed for sale at $14,995,000 here.
We love this gorgeous vacation rental located on Oahu’s South Shore. Paradise Cove Estate is a luxurious oceanfront residence comprising 13,000 square feet of living space with seven spacious bedrooms with en-suite bathrooms. Entrance to the home is through a large and distinguishing gate which opens to a dramatic round-about driveway circling a full-grown historic Banyan tree. Floating steps lead you through the foyer, over the pond and to the entrance where the Grand Room awaits.
The Grand Room features vaulted, open beam ceilings and is the center of this architectural masterpiece. From it extends two wings, the gourmet kitchen, game and media room, gym, private guest rooms, pool and Jacuzzi. Throughout the home one will find stunning ocean views, immense space and privacy, and the finest furnishings. Beyond the pool is a large yard with manicured lawns enclosed by native Naupaka bushes, commonly found near the ocean. Just walk out the door and straight into the crystal clear ocean. The cove is perfect for swimming, snorkeling and surfing. At night, tiki torches light up the grounds and creates a dreamy tropical ambiance.
Visit this fabulous Hawaiian retreat renting at $7,500-$12,000 per night from here.
Nestled in the foothills neighboring the stunning 10,000 acre Alisal Ranch in Santa Barbara County surrounded by acres of organic vineyards is Villa SunTerra, a magnificent European inspired 56 acre vineyard estate. The gorgeous vineyard estate property is both inviting and secluded, making it the ideal location for a relaxing getaway or entertaining. Guests will feel as if they have stepped into the French Countryside.
This green estate is constructed of imported limestone walls and floors, massive 200 year-old pine beams, ancient fireplaces and fine architectural details, the approximately 8,800 square foot landmark villa plus guest house offer indoor and outdoor entertainment and dining. The architecture recalls wineries in the Provencal countryside, including a kitchen complete with wood-burning oven. A spiral staircase leads to a room with a sweeping view of the Santa Ynez Valley. The five opulent bedroom suites share breathtaking views of the expansive vineyards and Santa Ynez Mountains from private verandas or patios.
The estate includes over 20,000 square feet of additional buildings and estate vineyards providing income for the new owners. The estate would be highly desirable to any wine lover; including an underground wine cellar with a luxurious separate private tasting room, and over 5,000 square feet of stone barrel-aging caves that are built into the hillside. The prime location and one of a kind estate offer an opportunity unlike any other in Santa Barbara County. There is nowhere else quite like Villa SunTerra.
Villa SunTerra and its stunning vineyard could be all yours, listed here for $21,500,000.
Experience wine country living at its finest in this stunning 20 acre vineyard estate located in St. Helena, California. The state-of-the-art main house has three bedrooms and three bathrooms, with three fireplaces, a wine cellar and grotto, guest house, and pool house featuring floor to ceiling windows capturing breathtaking views of the surrounding canyons, mountains and vineyards. An in-ground pool, award-winning Cabernet vineyard, olive grove and rose garden are also included in this contemporary residence.
This magnificent home in the wine country is listed at $12,995,000 here.