Private Islet in French Polynesia

 

Located in the heart of Leeward Islands in Taha’a on a private islet, this property is fully equipped to receive family and friends.

It has four bungalow suites, each with a bathroom and terrace overlooking the lagoon and Bora Bora with sunset views. There is a fifth bungalow suite with views of the coral reef. Two other structures are the dining room and professional kitchen, the bar and a covered terrace.

The islet has a small beach, a workshop, and a helipad, as well as utilities.

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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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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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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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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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Steve Miller Puts Waterfront Washington Home on the Market

Rock and Roll Hall of Famer Steve Miller of the Steve Miller Band has put his Washington State home back on the market for $12.9 million, down from its original asking price of $18 million.

The wooded retreat is set right off of Friday Harbor, about 40 minutes from Seattle. It covers over 11,600 interior square feet and sits on a 38.72 acre lot.

The 3 bed, 4 bath house is surrounded by 300 feet of beautiful water including a deep-water dock, forest, horse pasture, Zen gardens, a Japanese-style teahouse, and a number of other separate structures like a barn and greenhouse, in addition to breathtaking views all around. There is also a recording studio in the basement.

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Olympian Michael Phelps Lists Home in Paradise Valley, AZ

 

23-time Olympic gold medalist Michael Phelps has listed his Paradise Valley, Arizona, home for $4.1 million.

Sitting on over 35,000 square feet of land in beautiful Paradise Valley, just minutes from Scottsdale, this 6,000 square foot home holds 5 bedrooms and 7 bathrooms.

The Santa Barbara-style ranch home is tiled with a classic red roof, and brilliant white exterior walls and arches. Inside, the house is completely updated with a elegant and quality accents including French oak floors, limestone fireplaces, Carrara marble countertops, and a 350-bottle wine storage area. The kitchen is fully equipped with Wolf and Sub-Zero appliances.

In the backyard are several fruit trees and a pool with a spa and outdoor shower.

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Could This Be the Most Expensive Home in Los Angeles?

If this Beverly Hills mega mansion sells for its $135 million asking price, it will be officially logged as the most expensive home in Los Angeles County history.

The Wallingford Estate is set on 5 acres, and has been expanded to an astounding 38,000 square feet of living space. The master suite alone is a 5,000 square foot affair. The estate contains 12 bedrooms and 24 baths.

The palatial home is fitted with state of the art fixtures and appliances, quality materials, soaring ceilings, and countless windows. Among the mansion’s amenities are a boxing ring, a cardio gym, a sports court, and a special sports bar and lounge. The zero-edge swimming pool in the exquisitely landscaped backyard is the largest in the area. Additionally, the grounds include a two bedroom guardhouse, caretaker home, and parking for over 80 cars.

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Billionaire Scott McNealy Lists Silicon Valley Home

Scott McNealy, Co-Founder of Sun Microsystems, listed his Silicon Valley estate for a cool $96.8 million. The palatial home was built by architect Thomas Jakway, and reflects his adventurous design style: the home suggests a sense of “collapsed history,” incorporating nods to the ancient, modern, and futuristic worlds.

The massive property spans an incredible 32,000 square feet, and sits on nearly 13.5 acres of land in Palo Alto, close to Foothills Park. The interior of them home offers an interesting and unique balance between modern architectural design and classic, farmhouse style. The five bedroom home features countless amenities, including a full home spa, a nightclub with dance floor, separate poker and billiards rooms, a lounge with wood-fired pizza oven, and sundry sports diversions: a driving green and pair of putting greens, an indoor sports court, and a hockey rink.

This home truly is a masterpiece, offering the height of luxury living and entertaining.

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