Gorgeous Villa on the French Riviera

Villefranche is a lovely neighborhood in the Provence-Alpes-Côte d’Azur region on the French Riviera.

This spacious 240 sqm villa is contemporarily designed, and sits on a 700 sqm lot. The 4 bed, 4 bath property comes with a  heated swimming pool, wine cellar, hammam, and large garage. The home offers a breathtaking view over the Saint-Jean-Cap Ferrat peninsula and the bay of Villefranche sur Mer.

The villa is sold furnished.

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Chris Bosh Relists in Miami Beach

NBA star Chris Bosh reduced the price of his Miami Beach home to $15.95 million, $2 million lower than the original asking.

The 12,000 square foot home was built in 2009. It is a sleek and sophisticated example of modern design with its white walls and large windows which boast outstanding city and bay views from nearly every room. Soaring ceilings and walls of windows open up the space, especially in the great room.

The half-acre property features a manicured lawn, an outdoor grilling station, a swimming pool, and a private dock.

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Backstreet Boy AJ McLean Selling LA Home

AJ McLean of the Backstreet Boys has just listed his LA home for $2.5 million, after having owned it for three years.

A grand gated entrance welcomes visitors into the home, complete with stone pilasters a turret entrance with recessed entry, and a stacked stone exterior wall, all of which strongly contribute to the home’s streetside impression. Inside, the double-height foyer is detailed with a compass rose inlaid into the tile floor. There is also a second floor gallery with steep, Spanish-style stairs leading up to it.

The 5 bed, 5.5 bath home is designed with classy dark wood and white walls. The master suite features  a grand stone fireplace with a raised hearth, and a retractable glass wall that opens a balcony with a wrought-iron balustrade.

The backyard includes a pool and spa, a lovely water feature, and a covered patio with an outdoor fireplace.

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Mel Gibson Lists Unique Malibu Home

Award-winning actor and filmmaker Mel Gibson has just listed his eccentric Malibu home for $14.85 million, down from the original $17.5 million price tag from last year.

The home is an unpredictably melded combination of architectural styles ranging from postmodern, to 19th century rustic, to medieval castle, to English country. The interior is finished with accents of raw wood, mullion windows, stone and plaster, open-trussed ceilings, brick, and timber.

Although the home is a visual masterpiece, it does not lack or sacrifice any functionality. Don’t miss your chance to own one of the most unique properties Malibu has to offer.

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Los Angeles Mansion Available for Rent

This incredible Mediterranean-style mansion in Brentwood Park in Los Angeles is available to rent for $90,000 per month. The estate sits on nearly 27,000 square feet of land, and holds an interior square footage of over 10,200. It was fully remastered in 2017.

A 21 foot foyer opens to a magnificent sweeping staircase, circular skylight and crystal chandelier. The 7 bed, 11 bath home also contains a chef’s kitchen with Italian Cabinetry, Caesarstone countertops, Miele Appliances, and a sizable breakfast area that overlooks the grounds, in addition to a full separate catering kitchen with easy access for event staff from Rockingham Ave. The grand master bedroom has a fireplace, separate sitting area, two ample walk-in closets and dual baths with a spa tub, a massage room, a steam shower & a dry sauna.

The grounds of the estate encompass lush lawns, a large pool w/tropical waterfall, lighted paddle tennis/sports court/basketball court and putting green.

The home is fitted with a fully-automated Smart House System, and also features a 3D theater and game room.

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Red Hot Chili Peppers Bassist Selling Los Feliz Home

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Michael Peter Balzary (aka Flea) of the Red Hot Chili Peppers and his model wife Frankie Rayder are selling their home in Los Feliz.

After living in the home for 4 years, the couple is now offering the 3,500 square-foot gated estate on a quarter-acre for $3 million.

The 5 bed, 4.5 bath home, while “modest by rockstar standards,” still offers more space and comfort than the average abode. Built in 1939, the house sits on a large corner lot and offers privacy from the road, and opens through the purple front door to a large formal entry, featuring magnesite floors and a double foyer. Large bay windows flood the living room and formal dining room with natural light. The cook’s kitchen adjoins a breakfast nook with French doors that open to a covered patio with a built-in grill. A casual family room includes wood paneling and a fireplace.

The five bedrooms are distributed across the three floors, with a guest suite on the first floor, the master suite on the second, and two additional bedrooms on the top floor. The master suite includes a walk-in closet, spacious bath, office, and terrace.

The home, which sits closeby to Griffith Park, is surrounded by gardens and includes a lap pool and spa in the backyard.

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NBA Legend Wilt Chamberlain Asks $19M for Bel Air Home

Wilt Chamberlain’s custom-built house in Los Angeles’s famous Bel Air hills is now on the market. The asking price for the contemporary home is $19 million.

Apart from being the site of legendary gatherings of Olympic athletes and socialites alike, the home is also valuable of its own accord. An architectural gem showcasing the end of the late period of modern design, the Bel Air home is art in itself, the best example of which may be the home’s front entrance gate, which features pilasters inlaid with triangular pieces of colored glass; evocative of the period’s emphasis on individual expression.

The 7,158 square-foot house, built in 1971, sits on nearly 2.6 acres of land, and contains 6 bedrooms and 6 baths. Inside, more ornamental cut glass, stone, timber and steel add to the unique beauty of this home. Lovely walkways and water features blur the border of interior and exterior, and combine with the vaulted buttressed ceilings to create a natural, “one with the earth” feeling, by way of Japanese home design.

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Luxurious Seattle Condo

A new Luxury Condo is available and listed on CastlesMag.com.

99 Union Street in Seattle, Washington is a beautiful, west-facing Four Seasons Private Residence with gorgeous, sweeping views of  Puget Sound, Mt. Rainier, and The Olympic Mountains. This condo offers a “paradigm of sophistication” for those seeking a modern urban refuge. This 2 bed, 3 bath home is fitted with sleek appliances, and is designed with an expert eye for contemporary flair. It includes two terraces and even an outdoor barbecue. This property is located high above the pulse of Downtown Seattle’s urban core & Pike Place Market.

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Upper West Side Townhouse

Townhouse West in the Upper West Site of New York City is a beautiful 5 bedroom, 5.5 bathroom duplex on 221 W 77th Street. Located on the second and third floors of the building, the townhouse includes 3,809 interior square feet, and 1,285 square feet of exterior living space.

The huge living and dining room leads to an even bigger private garden. The custom-built kitchen sits at the end of the great room, and is fitted with Miele appliances including a steam oven, speed oven, warming drawer, separate refrigerator and freezer, wine refrigerator, two dishwashers and vented hood.

The townhouse has five bedrooms, each fitted with an en-suite bath, including a luxurious master suite. The home even has its own private elevator entrance, and parking spaces available for purchase.

Amenities of the boutique condominium on a quiet, tree-lined section of West 77th Street include a basketball court, a fitness center, a paneled library with pool table and a roof deck. The downtown feel of the building is accentuated in the details of the exterior and interior of fresh, handcrafted finishes.

The gorgeous floor to ceiling casement-type windows and Juliet balconies give the residence a bright, airy feeling and lovely framed views. Several stepped terraces cascade down the top floors of the building, creating relaxing outdoor spaces for residents to enjoy.

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Great Island Estate in Darien, Connecticut

The Great Island Estate in Darien, CT, previously listed on CastlesMag.com, had now reduced in price by $55 million. It is currently priced at $120 million. There are over a dozen freestanding residences included with the estate.

Currently Connecticut’s most expensive property, the estate offers a full mile of Long Island Sound waterfront and has a private bridge connecting it to the mainland.

The stone-clad Colonial-style main house covers an incredible 13,100 square feet, making it a mansion in and of itself. The beautiful home is fitted with entertaining spaces overflowing with large windows, glass doors, and luxury materials. It holds seven fireplaces, herringbone wood floors, vaulted wood-beamed ceilings, and chandeliers.

It holds nine bedrooms, including an expansive master suite with a large walk-in closet, a fireplace, and a private balcony.

The home sits on a 63.5 acre plot, with several additional buildings designated for guests and staff. There is a dock that will accommodate yachts up to 100′, gardens, woods, terraces, an 18-stall granite stable, riding arenas, and a swimming pool as well.

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