From a Bel-Air estate to a Spanish Hacienda to an iconic New York residence, these properties offer five-star pedigrees for global buyers. When marketing top notch properties, those with a history behind them are especially interesting.
Bel-Air, California: Il Sogno (The Dream)
Available for the first time in half a century at $ 45 million, Il Sogno (The Dream) on Perugia Way is a 12,000 square foot grand gated Tuscan villa-style home. Built by Mark Daniels with interiors by Kalef Alaton, named one of the 20 greatest designers of all time by Architectural summary.
Craftsmen from Tuscany and the Amalfi Coast have helped create an authentic Italian villa. A team of Italian artists from the internationally renowned studio Renzo Mongiardino in Rome hand painted the frescoes that adorn the domed ceiling, walls and wood floors.
The villa’s expansive gardens were designed by David Jones, Nancy Reagan’s personal florist, Jackie Kennedy and Elizabeth Taylor. A hand-tiled swimming pool, a sunken cave spa, fountains, huge lawns, formal gardens, and specimen trees make up the grounds. Views of the Bel-Air Country Club golf course and UCLA complete the picture.
Placerville, Colorado: Berman Buckskin Ranch
The backstory of this recreational Colorado ranch is that the main ranch was originally designed for Oscar-winning director Oliver Stone. Today it is home to three-time Word of Poker champion and renowned entrepreneur Lyle Berman who reinvented the ranch when he bought it. Berman’s resume included six years as president and CEO of restaurant and retail chain Rainforest CafÃ©.
With a total of 17 bedrooms and 15 baths on 1,418 acres, the ranch is listed at $ 24.5 million. The new owner can embrace the Colorado lifestyle via 10 miles of mountain biking and horseback riding trails.
A 32,000 square foot equestrian center with veterinary hospital space makes this a special property for horse lovers. Anglers will appreciate the 3 acre trout pond. This is Colorado ranch living at its best.
Malaga, Ronda, Spain: Contemporary Hacienda and Winery
Imagine owning a modern hacienda located in the exclusive Spanish winery La Melonera. With an asking price of around US $ 5.88 million, this modern, furnished Spanish estate blends into the surrounding wine-growing landscape. Being part of the cellar means that the owner receives 430 bottles per year and a personalized label.
The 3,845 square foot four bedroom en suite hacienda was designed by internationally renowned architect Marcos Sainz. A large master bedroom suite includes a sauna.
There is a swimming pool on the property to enjoy sunny Malaga days and views of the surrounding vineyards. Owning a vineyard and a cellar in production certainly has character.
New York Central Park West: San Remo
Residences in the legendary San Remo of New York are rarely becoming available. This corner residence of over 5,500 square feet and 14 rooms offers exceptional views of Central Park and the Manhattan skyline.
Designed by legendary architect Emery Roth in 1930, the San Remo, an iconic building in Central Park West between the 74th and 75th, is listed at $ 19.95 million. The apartment, which has a library, a multimedia room and three bedrooms, could be redesigned to accommodate a large family life.
One of New York’s most prestigious addresses, the distinctive Beaux-Arts architecture of San Remo is recognized around the world. The limestone twin towers house 136 private residences. San Remo has a long history of well-known residents including Barry Manilow, Dustin Hoffman, Stephen Spielberg, Steve Martin, Diane Keaton and Mary Tyler Moore.
Bel-Air, California: Modern Georgian Estate
Located on one of the most prestigious streets of Bel-Air East Gate, this recently built modern Georgian resort is renowned for its legendary status. The names in bold behind this 8 bedroom, 16 bathroom estate include international design firm Harrison Design with interiors by Kathy Hilton in conjunction with Nicole Gordon Studio.
Listed at $ 55 million, this property is crafted in immaculate white brick and features spectacular double doors that open to a grand foyer creating a true sense of arrival. Receptions begin with cocktails on the main terrace.
The epitome of an elegant California lifestyle sits on limestone walkways connecting the upper decks to a lower entertaining deck and at pool level, creating over 3,300 square feet of elegant outdoor patio space. An oversized swimming pool and custom designed pool house with kitchen and bathroom make this property perfect for multigenerational living. Unparalleled canyon and city views are found everywhere. Cutting-edge smart home technology creates a domain for 21st century living.